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