Airtel Bangladesh Limited, the fastest growing telecom operator in Bangladesh, has started its 3G service in Bogra. Md. Shafiqur Reza Biswas, Deputy Commissioner, Bogra officially inaugurated Airtel’s 3G service as the Chief Guest through a video call from Bogra with Airtel’s CEO and Managing Director, Chris Tobit at Dhaka.
Md. Shafiqur Reza Biswas, Deputy Commissioner said “We are immensely pleased at the introduction of Airtel’s 3G services in Bogra. We are hopeful that Airtel’s 3G services will enable growth and development of communication and connectivity in the region which will bring significant changes in the education and economy here.”
Chris Tobit said, “Bogra is a significant region for introducing 3G services for our valued customers there. At Airtel, our prime focus is the delivery of the most superior quality of 3G experiences and further expansion of our 3G networks. Our 3G services have already reached significant areas of the most important cities of the country like Dhaka, Chittagong, Sylhet, Gazipur, Narayanganj, Comilla, Khulna, Rajshahi and now Bogra. This will connect Bogra to the rest of the world and will bring positive changes in education and economy here. We are committed to cover the rest of the country’s divisional headquarters with 3G service by mid 2014.”
Special Guest, Md. Mozammel Haque, Police Super, Bogra district, Md. Masudur Rahman Milon, President, Bogra Chamber of Commerce and Industry were present at the event along with Airtel’s Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Rajnish Kaul, Chief Service Officer Ms. Rubaba Dowla, Chief Technical Officer Mr. Sandipan Chakraborty, and Chief Information Officer Mr. Lutfor Rahman.
The Deputy Commissioner and the other distinguished dignitaries toured through 3G Experience Zone where they witnessed large files being downloaded at high speed, video streaming on YouTube, application downloads and fast internet browsing through Airtel 3G dongles. The Honorable Deputy Commissioner also made a video call under Airtel network in Bogra and interacted with a young university student through a 3G enabled device.
Airtel is set to introduce 3G services commercially in all divisional headquarters of the country by mid 2014. Areas which have been introduced under the 3G network in Bogra are Snigdha Resedential Area, Sherpur Road, Sutrapur, Malatinagar, Koigaroi (East Para), Fulbari, Chalk Farid (Coloni), Fultola bazar, Shajhanpur, Bosakpara, Multinagar, Nishindra, Bank para, Sajgari,Amtola Mor, Garmentsshop, Hazipara, South Chalopara, Chalk jadu road, Namajghor,Kacha bazar, Dhorompur Bazar, Rahmannagor, Zeladapur, Ziaur Rahman Medical College & Hospital, Railway Station, Bus Stand, Hotel Naz Garden, Jaleshwaritola, Bou Bazar, Natai Para, Kamargari, Kalitola, Sabgram, Naruli, Tinmatha.
Airtel’s Valued Customers can check the list of 3G available areas by dialing *121*7*4#, dialing 1212 or visiting www.bd.airtel.com/airtel3G
The 3G services of Airtel are designed to enrich the lifestyle of customers in both urban and rural front. The services offered are focused heavily on entertainment, infotainment, edutainment, m-commerce, m-health etc. Airtel is already providing best in class services in these categories and with 3G coming into play, Airtel will be able to serve their customers better, based on their experience in the global front.
About Airtel Bangladesh Limited
Airtel Bangladesh Limited is one of the fastest growing mobile services providers in Bangladesh and is a concern of Bharti Airtel Limited, a leading global telecommunications services provider. The company offers a wide array of innovative mobile services, including voice, value added services, data and m-commerce products and is focused on expanding its state-of-the-art mobile network both for coverage and capacity.
About Bharti Airtel
Bharti Airtel Limited is a leading global telecommunications company with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa. Headquartered in New Delhi, India, the company ranks amongst the top 4 mobile service providers globally in terms of subscribers. In India, the company’s product offerings include 2G, 3G and 4G wireless services, mobile commerce, fixed line services, high speed DSL broadband, IPTV, DTH, enterprise services including national & international long distance services to carriers. In the rest of the geographies, it offers 2G, 3G wireless services and mobile commerce. Bharti Airtel had over 276million customers across its operations at the end of August 2013.