5G will play an important role in fulfilling the dream of Digital Bangladesh by bridging the digital gap in Bangladesh, said Zhang Zhengjun, CEO of Huawei Technologies Ltd in Bangladesh.
A digital gap or digital divide is an uneven distribution in the access to Information and Communication Technologies between people.
He made the remarks at a panel discussion on the last day of the 16th Basis SoftEXPO 2020 on Monday.
Demand for internet in Bangladesh is huge. 5G Launching will create massive demand for using the internet in different sectors and the possibilities in the work field, he added.
"More & more towers need to be built in Bangladesh to get ready for 5G properly. Because without the infrastructural development, the potential of 5G cannot be explored entirely," Zhang Zhengjun said while emphasizing on digital infrastructural improvements.
"If the structure were not ready in China, could Alibaba come into?" he asked.
Zhang Zhengjun urged to the government that they should take necessary steps to set up a certain zone for local and foreign companies like Garments & other industries in order to take the digital industry forward.
The panellists of the two-hour-long panel discussion were Commissioner of BRTC Aminul Hasan, Country Manager of LM Ericsson Bangladesh Limited Abdus Salam, CEO of BRAC Net Limited Saeed PF Ahmed, Executive Vice President (Technology) of Robi Axiata Ltd Shamsur Rahman, Chief Corporate & Regulatory Affairs Officer of Banglalink, Taimur Rahman and Managing Director and CEO of Summit Communications Limited Arif Al-Islam.
The Panel discussion was conducted by Khalid Shams, the CEO of 4K Engineering.