Bangladesh is an emerging market for WiMAX (World Wide Interpretability for Microwave Access) technology. Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has plans to give WiMAX license in May this year, which will bring a dynamic solution to establishing long-haul data communication link to distant areas.
The introduction of WiMAX can be utilised to build knowledge centres across the country where people can get e-education and related services which will effectively improve their livelihood. State-run BTTB (Bangladesh Telephone and Telegraph Board) has its Digital Data Network (DDN) node in 64 districts. Areas under these nodes can easily be connected with the internet, generating tremendous opportunity to unlock potential in unprivileged areas.