Dhaka, 23 March, 2021: Robi has become the first operator to deploy 4.5G technology in all its network sites around the country. The move clearly shows Robi’s intent on leading the fast growing digital space with the best 4.5G service in the market.
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% of Robi’s active base was using data service. With 50.6% 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% and 143% respectively, in 2020. While the data consumption keeps shooting up, Robi’s data price came down by 25% 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. It gives me immense pleasure to announce that Robi will throughout the course of the current year be adding another 2,500+ sites to the network. 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. Robi also operates largest Dynamic Spectrum Sharing network in the industry which helps the customer to enjoy faster internet and good voice quality in case of spectrum congestion.
To improve the data user experience in indoor, Robi increased indoor data population coverage by 20% 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.