The announcement came at a function on Sunday, the operator said in a press release on Monday.
On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Bangladesh’s independence, the operator said that Grameenphone started its journey 24 years ago by providing mobile communication to all the people of the country. With this announcement, Bangladesh has reaffirmed its commitment to be a partner in the journey of growth and digitalisation.
Speaking on the occasion, Posts and Telecommunications Minister Mustafa Jabbar said, “I have always emphasized the need for nationwide Forge coverage so that even a common man in a remote area can be a part of the Digital Bangladesh vision. I would like to thank Grameenphone for its tireless efforts in implementing this vision of the government. ”
Grameenphone CEO Yasir Ajman said, “I want to thank the customers for trusting us. I also thank the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications and the BTRC for their continued guidance. We look forward to working together and partnering in the future to ensure high quality service for our customers and to work together to achieve Bangladesh’s national digitization and development goals. ”
BTRC Vice-Chairman Subrata Roy Mitra said, “We appreciate Grameenphone’s commitment to ensuring high speed internet across the country. We are now more committed to ensuring quality service for all mobile phone customers and meeting their digitalisation and communication needs. ”
Speaking on the occasion, Grameenphone CFO Jens Baker said, “Today is a special day for us in the journey of relentless efforts to empower Bangladesh. By expanding Forge coverage to all corners of Bangladesh, we have come a long way in unleashing the potential of millions of people across the country by ensuring access to digital services, SME-based solutions and education platforms everywhere. We are committed to improving customer experience everywhere, including in cities and remote areas. ”
During the event, Grameenphone CMO Mohammad Sajjad Hasib made direct calls to multiple representatives from remote areas and celebrated the joy of Forge connectivity with them.