Robi has become the first operator to deploy 4.5G technology in its all 13,400 network sites around the country.
Through innovative use of Spectrum, Robi is now providing the widest 4.5G coverage in the country, the company said in a press statement on Tuesday.
The move proves Robi's intent on leading the fast-growing digital space with the best 4.5G service in the market, the statement added.
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.
The telecom operator has been experiencing a surge in its 4.5G subscription and data consumption amid the ongoing pandemic.
Compared to 2019, Robi's 4.5G subscribers, and 4.5G data consumption grew by 73% and 143% respectively, in 2020, the company revealed in the statement.
While the data consumption keeps shooting up, Robi's data price came down by 25% in 2020, compared to 2019, it added.
Hailing this as a key milestone achievement, Mahtab Uddin Ahmed, Managing Director and CEO, Robi, said, "This is a testament to our commitment to deliver new experiences in the lives of our customers through advanced 4.5G technology. We are now fully prepared to deliver Innovative digital lifestyle solutions to people from all walks of life."
Throughout the course of the current year, Robi will be adding another 2,500+ sites to its network, he added.
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 customers to enjoy faster internet and good voice quality in case of spectrum congestion.
To improve the data user experience 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.