Thursday, November 18, 2010

ROBI Theme Song Sing by Arnob & Momotaz

ROBI, Formally AkTEL recently released their Theme Song which was Sing by Mainly Momtaz and Support Vocalist is Arnob.

I am writing this article and off course not finished yet. Till I finish this Article regarding ROBI's Theme Song you can Search Google for ROBI Theme Song

Lyrics by : Please Add the Lyrics on Comments Section if you Have. Or I will add it later.

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Noor Ahamed Bauani

Thursday, April 1, 2010

AKTEL is Now ROBI, AkTel Rebranded Itself Robi

Axiata (Bangladesh) Ltd has rebranded itself with a new look by introducing Robi, the new brand name for the company, to take its products to the mostly untapped rural market.

'Robi' replaces the earlier brand name of 'AKTEL'. The company launched branding campaigns -- Bangladesh Mela -- at more than 70 spots across the country on Saturday, where local singers performed until yesterday. It also introduced a new brand logo.

AKTEL, initially a joint venture between Telekom Malaysia and the local AK Khan Group, launched services in 1997 in Bangladesh. Later, the company was renamed Axiata (Bangladesh) Ltd after Japanese NTT DoCoMo bought AK Khan's 30 percent share in AKTEL in 2008.

Axiata is now aiming to localise all of its branding. The word Robi has been chosen as it carries a range of meanings representing the emotional and cultural bonds of Bangladeshis.

"We aim to develop an emotional link with the culture and roots of this nation," said Michael Kuehner, managing director and chief executive of Axiata (Bangladesh) Ltd, at a press meet at Suhrawardi Udyan in Dhaka.

The mobile operator launched the brand at sunrise .

"As Bangladesh's future telecom market will be rural-based, identification with a Bengali word is expected to add value," said Biddyut Kumar Basu, chief commercial officer of Axiata Bangladesh.

He said under the new brand name, Axiata is going to offer a wide range of affordable services, including minute call rates between Tk 0.40 and Tk 1.48 for different customer segments.

Axiata launched its re-branding activities at a time when other operators in the market quietly began a price war.

The entry of Indian Airtel has possibly prompted operators to concentrate on the rural market.

The market's top operator Grameenphone announced new price plans and unveiled three new packages, charging between Tk 0.49 and Tk 0.99 a minute.

Banglalink also lowered call charges to Tk 0.68 a minute. Axiata presently offers calls at prices between Tk 0.68 and Tk 1.48 a minute.

Bangladesh's total mobile subscriber base was 54.15 million as of February 2010. Grameenphone is the market leader with 23.75 million customers, followed by Banglalink with 14.13 million and Robi with 10.31 million.

Meanwhile, in Chittagong, a daylong programme to unveil the new logo was also held on DC Hill premises.

Cross Posted on: Bangladesh ICT News

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Aktel signs another infrastructure sharing deal with GrameenPhone

Grameenphone Limited (GP) signed another deal with Axiata (Bangladesh) Limited known as Aktel to share their infrastructure for mutual benefit.

The agreement between the two companies was signed recently to share their telecom infrastructure mainly to expand rural networks.

Earlier on February 1, GP-the leading mobile phone operator, signed a similar agreement with the second largest cell phone operator Banglalink.

The latest agreement with Aktel will cut further the operational cost of GP when Aktel clients will get better services through the GP's nation-wide telecom infrastructure.

Launched in March 1997, Grameenphone is now providing over 2 crore people across the country with mobile phone and faster internet services.

The company entered into the capital market last year, offering the largest ever IPO (initial public offering) of over Taka 480 crore.

Aktel also commenced its Bangladesh operation in 1997 and expand its network in 64 districts. But the subscribers to the company are still far below the GP and Banglalink.

- BSS, Dhaka

Cross Posted on: Bangladesh ICT News Blog

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

AkTel Call Block Service First Time in Bangladesh Can Block Call From Unwanted Numbers

Information by Bauani: AkTel Call Block Service First Time in Bangladesh Can Block Call From Unwanted Numbers

AKTEL Call Block Service is First Time in Bangladesh, Which Can BLOCK Unwanted Incoming Call from any Phone Number you wish.

AKTEL, third largest mobile phone operator in Bangladesh has announced their new VAS (Value Added Service) service ‘AKTEL Call Block’ product for entire AKTEL Subscribers. At a press conference, held on Spectra Convention Centre on 04 August, 2008, AKTEL Officially Announced their new product, named ‘AKTEL Call Block Service’ which is a unique service in Bangladesh for Cell / Mobile phone user of Bangladesh.

AKTEL officials said, AKTEL fully understand its customers' needs and to ensure safe and enriched mobile experience, it always tries to introduce new and convenient value added services.

AKTEL's Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Jefri Ahmad Tambi said on a speech, "AKTEL is happy to be the first operator in Bangladesh to be able to launch this service, staying true to the commitment of keeping AKTEL customers clearly ahead.

AKTEL CALL BLOCK SERVICE is an unique first ever call blocking service in Bangladesh, which can create a list of numbers, from where you don’t want to receive any call. This value added Call Block Service carry a lot of feature including creating a ‘white list’ or a ‘black list’ of phone numbers, which can be use to Accept or Reject incoming call.

Using AKTEL CALL BLOCK Service is very easy. To register this call block service, just call 8181 from any AKTEL Subscribers Number and follow instructions thereafter.

To block unwanted callers by SMS, customers have to type addbmobile number and send it to 8181 or simply dial the same number and follow instructions. The number can be unblocked too by sending addbmobile number to same number.

As many as 5 numbers can be blocked without any charge at all and the subscription fee of the service is only Tk. 30/month.

To know more, customers can call AKTEL Helpline 123 (from AKTEL numbers) or +8801819400400 (from any mobile).

Just remember the subscription fee, it is only Tk.30.00 per month. Not too much hah!

Though, AKTEL official website has not been updated with this service yet, we may expect to see the details usages manual for this Call Blocking Service within short time. Keep an eye on

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Ahamed Bauani