Tuesday, November 22, 2005 - Bangladesh Telecom

GrameenPhone extends EDGE to Sylhet

The largest cellphone operator of the country GrameenPhone Monday extended its EDGE (enhanced data rates for global evolution) technology, a high-speed mobile internet and data service, to the Sylhet region.

Earlier, EDGE service was available in Dhaka and Chittagong after its commercial launching on September.

'The GP subscribers in Sylhet now can enjoy services such as downloading video and music clips, sending and receiving multimedia messages, accessing the internet and sending and receiving e-mail,' said Grameenphone managing director Erik Aas at a meet the press in Sylhet on Monday.

He told newsmen that the population wise coverage of GrameenPhone across the country was 55 per cent at beginning of the year which would be 90 per cent at the end of this year.

'We have spent around $300 million this year alone in network expansion,' said Erik, adding that GP has recently crossed the 5 million subscribers mark.

Erik Aas said call charges have already reduced in two phases during this year and it will be continued further.

'I believe the number of mobile subscribers will be increased if the government reduces tax on SIM card and the tariff will also come down further if the operators get more subscribers.'

He told that a total of 150 service desks of GrameenPhone have been launched across the country, including nine desks in the Sylhet region to ensure availability of the services.

GrameenPhone general manager (information) Syed Yamin Bakht and deputy general manager Awlad Hussain were also present.


At 11:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Last time I was in Sylhet (August 2007), I was very frustrated with accessibility to information.

Hence I created www.zindabazar.mobi as an attempt to build a fun and easy to use platform where people can access information of organisations via mobile phones. The site also allows users to post things that they want to sell..


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