Grameenphone will use BTCL’s tower and fiber

An agreement has been signed between BTCL and Grameenphone to make the digital connection more dynamic and strong across the country. Under the telecom services agreement, Grameen Phone will share BTCL’s optical fiber connections and towers across the country.

The agreement was signed on a virtual platform on Monday in the presence of Posts and Telecommunications Minister Mustafa Jabbar.

Speaking as the chief guest at the signing ceremony, the Minister of Posts and Telecommunications described it as a historic milestone in the progress of building a digital Bangladesh.

He said Grameenphone would further accelerate the progress of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s visionary Digital Bangladesh program by providing better services to its customers by adopting BTCL’s optical fiber network and tower services across the country.

He further said that the father of the nation has sown the seeds of digital Bangladesh by establishing the T&T board. The country-wide digital infrastructure of the T&T (now BTCL) board, created by Bangabandhu, has turned around through the adoption and implementation of timely action plans. Mr. Mustafa Jabbar, a pioneer in the development of digital technology, highlighted the contribution of the telecommunications sector in keeping the lives of the people of the country afloat by providing high-speed internet services during the COVID19 pandemic. They have taken our instructions very seriously in expanding the 4G network across the country to ensure internet service to the grassroots level. As a result, the first-grade child of the grassroots is also getting internet services.

Mustafa Jabbar, the pioneer of using Bangla language in computers, said, “We have completed the test of 5G technology under the guidance of Sajeeb Wazed Joy, Information and Communication Technology Adviser to the Prime Minister in the same year by launching Bangladesh 4G Network in 2016. He mentioned that it will lead to the peak of progress.

Secretary of Posts and Telecommunications Md. Afzal Hossain, Chairman of BTRC Shamsunder Sikder, Managing Director of BTCL Dr. Md. Rafiqul Matin and Grameenphone CEO Yasir Ajman spoke in the program.

The speakers termed the agreement between BTCL and Grameenphone as historic and said that mutual cooperation between the two major telecom companies, both public and private, would benefit the customers.

The Secretary for Posts and Telecommunications said that the agreement has multiplied the scope of work of the two organizations, adding that the agreement will make a fruitful contribution to improved telecom services