Augere

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Augere
Type Privately held company
Industry Telecommunications
Headquarters 5th Floor, 55 Baker Street, London, W1U 8AN, United Kingdom
Products Wireless Broadband
Website www.augereholdings.com

Augere is a wireless broadband business founded in 2007. It is headed by the former CEO of Orange, Sanjiv Ahuja.[1] It has a mission to provide 'broadband for all' and is working to bring available, affordable and accessible broadband internet services to under-served communities worldwide[2]

Augere has so far launched broadband internet services in Pakistan in July 2009 and in Bangladesh in October 2009 under the brand name Qubee.[3] Augere is also expecting to launch services in Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, and India in 2011[4] and is continuing to pursue spectrum across Africa, Asia and South East Asia.

Augere, BanglaLion & BRACNet Ltd. obtained licenses from the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) on 18 November 2008 to operate Broadband Wireless Access (BWA)[5] services on a nationwide basis in Bangladesh using WiMAX technology at a cost of 215 crore Taka ($32 million USD).[6] The company officially launched their service on a trial basis in Bangladesh on 22 July 2009 and subsequently launched a service for residential and business customers in October 2009.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Board | About | Augere". Augereholdings.com. Retrieved 2011-05-19. 
  2. ^ "/ Telecoms – New broadband service to focus on developing nations". Financial Times. 2009-07-20. Retrieved 2011-05-19. 
  3. ^ "Broadband Services". Qubee. Retrieved 2011-05-19. 
  4. ^ "Augere Holdings (About)". 
  5. ^ "BWA License Auction Winners, Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission". Btrc.gov.bd. 2008-09-24. Retrieved 2011-05-19. 
  6. ^ "Three WiMAX winners". Telegeography.com. 2008-09-29. Retrieved 2011-05-19. 
  7. ^ Star Business Report (2009-10-22). "Augere launches first WiMax for Dhaka". Thedailystar.net. Retrieved 2011-05-19.