Robi deploys 4.5G tech in all its network sites

13,400 network sites 4.5G compatible now

Staff Correspondent

24 March, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Robi has deployed 4.5G technology in all its network sites around the country with the view to providing best service to its subscribers.

The move clearly shows Robi’s intent on leading the fast growing digital space with the best 4.5G service in the market, said a press release.

All of Robi’s 13,400 network sites are now 4.5G compatible.

Through innovative use of Spectrum, Robi is now providing the widest 4.5G coverage in the country.

As of February, 2021, 70 percent of Robi’s active base was using data service.

With 50.6 percent 4.5G handset penetration in Robi’s network, its 4.5G service users are now consuming around 6GB 4.5G data per month.

Compared to 2019, Robi’s 4.5G subscribers, and 4.5G data consumption grew by 73 percent and 143 percent respectively, in 2020.

While the data consumption keeps shooting up, Robi’s data price came down by 25 percent in 2020, compared to 2019.

Hailing this as a key milestone achievement, Robi’s Managing Director and CEO Mahtab Uddin Ahmed said: “This is a testament to our commitment to deliver new experiences in the lives of our customers through advanced 4.5G technology.

Robi will throughout the course of the current year be adding another 2,500 more sites to the network, he said, adding, “We are now fully prepared to deliver Innovative digital lifestyle solutions to people from all walks of life.“

Robi exercised full benefit of Technology Neutrality by deploying 4.5G services in all available Spectrum bands namely 900Mhz, 1800Mhz and 2100Mhz to achieve the widest 4.5G coverage.

To improve the data user experience in indoor, it increased indoor data population coverage by 20 percent through the largest deployment of state-of-the-art L900 technology in the 900Mhz band to complement its 4.5G services in 1800Mhz and 2100Mhz bands.