Qubee doubles internet speed

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Qubee doubles internet speed
Star Business Report

WiMAX service provider Qubee has doubled its internet speed to provide the fastest wireless internet service to its customers without any extra cost.

“We have bumped our internet speed to twice as fast as it had been previously for every single existing and new customers at no extra cost,” said Nehal Ahmed, chief marketing officer of Qubee.

“This means 256 Kbps users can now enjoy up to 512 Kbps; 512 Kbps users will experience up to 1 Mbps and 1 Mbps users will enjoy up to 2 Mbps without paying any extra charges.”

Ahmed was speaking at the launch of the company’s new initiative at a press conference at Dhaka Sheraton Hotel yesterday.

Introduced in October 2009, Qubee, owned by London-based wireless broadband business company Augere, is the largest WiMAX service provider that handles 20 percent of the total bandwidth traffic in the country.

Its customer’s range from students, young professionals to business owners, said one of the official of the company.

Alistair Johnston, global marketing director of Augere, said “We are committed to continuously enhance the Bangladeshi customers’ experience of internet by offering high speed internet for all.”

So, that move will enable customers to experience fast and reliable internet services at affordable prices, Johnston added.

The company introduced the broadband “Pre Pay” services in the country for the first time and offered modems at Tk 1,000.

Customers can now avail up to 1Mbps speed through Qubee Pre Pay by paying Tk 400 a month.

Shafiqul Islam, chief technical officer of Qubee, said they have plans to roll out as much network coverage as possible across Bangladesh to capture the growing market by offering quality customer care and reliable services.

Firoz Ahmed, head of sales and distribution of Qubee, and Faisal Hyder, chief financial officer, were also present.

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