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.

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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