Sunday, September 11, 2005 - Bangladesh Telecom

Bangladesh International Telecom Fair to begin Sept 22

The Bangladesh International Telecom Fair, slated to run during September 22–24, will showcase the latest telecom services and products.

The organisers at a briefing in Dhaka on Saturday said 70 companies would joint the fair to be held at the Bangladesh-China conference centre.

Mobile phone operators AkTel, Banglalink, CityCell, and state owned TeleTalk, PSTN operators, dealers and importers of handsets and accessories and PABX service providers will join the fair.

‘The fair will facilitate direct interaction between telecom companies and users,’ said Nurul Karim Nasim, executive editor of the weekly Financial Mirror, an organiser of the fair.

The fair will provide the companies with opportunities for telecom market research and will create a healthy competition, he said.

Nazrul Islam, managing director of the Jamuna Bank, a sponsor of the fair, said teledensity in Bangladesh is among the lowest in the region, with only 10 per cent. The density in Sri Lanka is 37 per cent, in India 23 per cent, and in Pakistan 27 per cent.

AkTel corporate affairs manager Mashuk Rahman said teledensity and GDP of a country related. ‘The fair will be a meet to see what we are doing, how we are doing and what are our future plans.’

A large number of mobile handset dealers will join the fair to reach out to prospective customers, said Anwar Hossain of the Mobile Phone Importers Association.

On behalf of the organiser The Financial Mirror managing editor, Shajahan Bhuyian Razu, said entry fee would be Tk 10. A part of the proceeds will go to a charity organisation.

Sorce: BD-News

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