Grameenphone Ltd. is the largest mobile telecommunications operator in
Bangladesh in terms of revenue,
coverage and subscriber base. The company was incorporated on 10 October 1996 as a private limited company. Grameenphone
converted to a public limited company on 25 June 2007. The company became stock listed and started its trading at Dhaka
and Chittagong Stock Exchanges from 16 November 2009. The shareholding structure comprises of mainly two sponsor Shareholders
namely Telenor Mobile Communications AS (55.80%) and Grameen Telecom (34.20%). The rest 10.00% shareholding includes General
public & other Institutions.
Grameenphone started its journey with the Village Phone program: a pioneering initiative to empower rural women of Bangladesh. The name Grameenphone translates to “Rural phone”.
Starting its operations on March 26, 1997, the Independence Day of Bangladesh, Grameenphone was the first operator to introduce GSM Technology in this country. Grameenphone pioneered the then breakthrough initiative of mobile to mobile telephony and became the first operator to cover 99% of the country’s people with network.
Since its inception Grameenphone has built the largest cellular network in the country with over 9700 base stations. Presently, nearly 99 percent of the country's population is within the coverage area of the Grameenphone network. Grameenphone has always been a pioneer in introducing new products and services in the local telecom market.
Grameenphone was also the first telecommunication operator in Bangladesh to introduce the pre-paid service in September 1999. It established the first 24-hour Call Center, introduced value-added services such as VMS, SMS, fax and data transmission services, international roaming service, WAP, SMS-based push-pull services, EDGE, personal ring back tone and many other products and services. In October 2013 the company launched 3G services commercially. The entire Grameenphone network is 3G/EDGE/GPRS enabled, allowing access to high-speed Internet and data services from anywhere within the coverage area. There are currently over 15 million Internet users in the Grameenphone network.
Today, Grameenphone is the leading and largest telecommunications service provider in Bangladesh with more than 55 million subscribers as of October, 2015 The company operates a digital mobile telecommunications network based on the GSM standard in the 900 MHz, 1800 MHz and 2100 Mhz frequency bands, under license granted by the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC).
Robi, the most dynamic and rapidly-growing telecommunications operator in Bangladesh, is developing its
services to meet increasing customer needs - ranging from voice and high speed Internet services to tailor-made telecommunications
solutions. Robi is a joint venture company between Axiata Group Berhad of Malaysia and NTT DoCoMo Inc. of Japan. It commenced
operation in 1997 as Telekom Malaysia International (Bangladesh) with the brand name ‘Aktel’. In 2010 the company was rebranded
to ‘Robi’ and the company changed its name to Robi Axiata Limited.
Robi draws from the international expertise of Axiata and NTT DoCoMo Inc. Services support 2G and 3.5G voice, CAMEL Phase II & III and 3.5G Data/GPRS/EDGE service with high speed internet connectivity. Its GSM service is based on a robust network architecture and cutting edge technology. The company has the widest International Roaming coverage in Bangladesh connecting 600 operators across more than 200 countries. Robi’s customer centric solution includes value added services (VAS), quality customer care, digital network security and flexible tariffs.
Airtel Bangladesh Limited is one of the fastest growing mobile
services providers in Bangladesh
and is a concern of Bharti Airtel Limited, a leading global telecommunications services provider. The company offers a wide
array of innovative mobile services, including voice, value added services, data and m-commerce products and is focused on
expanding its state-of-the-art mobile network both for coverage and capacity.
With a customer base of more than 10 million, Airtel Bangladesh is the most preferred youth brand of the country that thrives on excellent data service. To make customer's lives easier Airtel Bangladesh has Doorstep Service by which customers can enjoy all kinds of service at their preferred place. M-Commerce opened a new horizon in money transfer that gives Airtel customers the freedom to send money to their dear ones instantly from their mobile. Through M-health, customers can now reach professional doctors over phone 24/7 and get basic treatment.
Teletalk Bangladesh Limited is a public limited company,
registered under the Registrar of the Joint stock companies of Bangladesh. Total shares owned by the Government of the
Peoples Republic of Bangladesh.Teletalk Bangladesh continue to grow and engage our customers through our clear
commitment to offering high quality products and services as well as leading customer retention and loyalty
programmers. Teletalk continues to be a part of the revolution that’s connecting millions of Bangladeshi
people and around the world.
Teletalk Bangladesh limited was established keeping a specific role in mind. Teletalk has forged ahead and strengthened its path over the years and achieved some feats truly to be proud of, as the only Bangladeshi mobile operator and the only operator with 100% native technical and engineering human resource base, Teletalk thrives to become the true people’s phone – “Amader Phone”.
Citycell (Pacific Bangladesh Telecom Limited) is operating
in Bangladesh as one of the leading telecommunication companies from 1989. As the only CDMA mobile operator in the country,
Citycell provide innovative, reliable and excellent telecommunication and mobile internet services/solutions.
Citycell understands the consumer needs and delivers the latest in advanced telecommunication services to Bangladesh.
Citycell offers a full array of mobile services for consumers and businesses that are focused on the unique needs of Bangladesh. Our goal is to integrate superior customer service and highest standards of technology to offer the best service at affordable rates. The introduction of revolutionary EV-DO technology, only shows our drive to provide our customers with the best.