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Augere

Augere is a wireless broadband business founded in 2007. It is headed by the former CEO of Orange, Sanjiv Ahuja. 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

Augere has so far launched broadband internet services in Pakistan in July 2009 and in Bangladesh in October 2009 under the brand name Qubee. Augere is also expecting to launch services in Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, and India in 2011 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) services on a nationwide basis in Bangladesh using WiMAX technology at a cost of 215 crore Taka ($32 million USD). 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.