aamra” Free Wi-Fi hotspot is going to be available in more than 1500 locations across the country by 2016. With no caps, no restrictions, no conditions, and no ‘Fair Usage Policy’, the internet service is going to be absolutely free. Users will be able to browse as much as they want, to any website they want, for as long as they wish at the hotspots. Currently, the service is available at 350+ locations in Dhaka, Chittagong, and Sylhet.
At the “aamra” Wi-Fi hotspots, all smartphone users become automatically eligible for “aamra” Free Wi-Fi service. The hotspots are currently available at most frequently visited locations at metropolitans like restaurants, coffee shops, university campuses, shopping malls, and regular hangout places. As of January 2016, cafeterias of 10 public and private university campuses in Dhaka and Chittagong have been connected to “aamra” Wi-Fi, with 25 more campuses in the pipeline to be connected by February 2016.
‘We realize that the vast number of young population in the country is the key to making the dream of Digital Bangladesh a reality in the coming years. We also understand the importance of ensuring continuous access to the internet in order to catalyze the process. ”aamra” Companies has been working relentlessly towards achieving that direction,’ said Intekhab Mahmud, CEO at ”aamra” Smart Solutions.
With nearly 4.4 million smartphones imported in 2015, the demand for smartphones in Bangladesh has seen one of the highest rises globally. However, with only 34% penetration, internet usage is still at a nascent stage in Bangladesh. The meteoric growth of the service in recent times, fueled by nationwide 3G network penetration by the mobile operators is showing great progress in getting connectivity to all citizens of the country. Moreover, with 3G data getting increasingly popular in Bangladesh, internet through Wi-Fi hotspots has become more efficient and cost-effective solution for end-users. ”aamra” Companies being an experienced campaigner in the field of innovation and technology, recognizes this reality, and its massive expansion plans towards making the internet more accessible to the people in Bangladesh is an indication that Bangladesh is indeed well on its way towards becoming Digital Bangladesh.