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SpiceJet to launch a direct service on the Kolkata-Dhaka-Kolkata sector from March 23

With addition of the Bangladesh capital, the airline will operate to 7 international destinations

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New Delhi, Feb 26, 2017: Low budget airlines SpiceJet on Sunday announced that it would launch a direct service on the Kolkata-Dhaka-Kolkata sector from March 23.

With addition of the Bangladesh capital, the airline will operate to 7 international destinations, a SpiceJet release said.

“To celebrate the launch of the new route, the airline has also announced an introductory promotional fare of Rs 3,549 (all inclusive) for Kolkata-Dhaka and BDT 4,325 (all inclusive) for Dhaka-Kolkata,” it said.

Dhaka is the second international destination after Bangkok that Spicejet will be serving with a direct daily flight from Kolkata.

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“The new daily flight on the Kolkata-Dhaka route will help increase the connectivity with Bangladesh from India. Travellers coming for medical and business purposes will benefit from this new flight,” said company Chairman Ajay Singh.

“With our much awaited mega Boeing deal finally concluded, the time is now ripe for SpiceJet to eye new markets and boost connectivity,” he added.

The new flight will provide convenient onward connections to cities such as Bangkok, Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore, Mumbai, Guwahati, Bagdogra, Aizawl and Silchar via Kolkata to Dhaka, SpiceJet said. (IANS)

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Huawei all set for 5G Technical Support in Bangladesh: Report

The Minister said that facing the challenges of the digital new world, they were taking all the initiatives including the design to run 5G technology

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FILE - A man uses his smartphone outside of a shop selling Huawei products at a shopping mall in Beijing, May 29, 2019. VOA

China’s telecommunication giant Huawei is all set to facilitate Bangladesh with technical support in the implementation of 5G technology, an official statement said here on Saturday.

According to the statement, Huawei’s Senior Vice President Bruce Li talked about their readiness to help Bangladesh launch 5G when meeting Bangladeshi Post and Telecommunications Minister Mustafa Jabbar recently in Dhaka, reports Xinhua news agency.

They also discussed and exchanged opinions about different issues of 5G technology including the challenges and possibilities.

Li said Bangladesh’s progress in the ICT sector was remarkable, and that 40 telecoms operators in over 20 countries are using 5G networks commercially.

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FILE – A man uses two smartphones at once outside a Huawei store in Beijing, May 20, 2019. VOA

According to the statement, Huawei has already signed more than 60 commercial contracts for 5G with leading global carriers and shipped more than 400,000 5G Massive MIMO active antenna units (AAUs) to global markets.

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The production and supply of Huawei’s optical transmission, data communications, and IT products grew steadily. And more than 700 cities, 228 Fortune Global 500 companies, and 58 Fortune Global 100 companies had selected Huawei as their partner for digital transformation, the statement said.

The Minister said that facing the challenges of the digital new world, they were taking all the initiatives including the design to run 5G technology. (IANS)