Leading telecom operator Grameenphone wants to contribute more beyond connectivity operations in Bangladesh to become a partner in the latter’s journey towards digital transformation.
GP topbrass said the telecom service provider will increase its investment to expand digital telco services to the rural areas more intensively.
They also raffirmed commitment to reduce digital divide by including left-outs in Digital Bangladesh.
Yasir Azman, chief executive officer of GP, along with other top officials spoke at a press conference in a city hotel on Sunday to celebrate 25th founding anniversary of the telecom operator.
The officials said dream of GP started with a vision to minimise digital divide and unleash the nation's potential with the power of digitalisation.
Standing at its Silver Jubilee, Grameenphone feels honoured for its contributions to Bangladesh and aims to make a difference in the coming years, as the company believes the time is now to march forward with digital connectivity.
Yasir Azman reiterated the company's commitment to the first rural approach since 1997 to become the most loved telecom brand in the country.
He also mentioned first customer Village Phone lady Laily Begum who stood exemplary to millions in overcoming the odds with a payphone service, and the story of Shubir Nokrek of Madhupur forest,which not only changed his life with connectivity but also created opportunities for the indigenous Garo community people which is exemplary of the possibilities 4G connectivity can unleash.
"Our role has become imperative in the digitalisation of 51 years' strong Bangladesh in the pursuit of becoming a self-sustained, digital economy, " said Yasir Azman.
He added time is now to pave their path for the next phase of the journey- full of uncertainties, yet exciting.
" But we are committed to our purpose and seek your support to co-create a modernised and advanced Bangladesh," he said.
Mustafa Jabbar, posts and telecommunications minister, and Shyam Sunder Sikder, chairman of BTRC, congratulated Grameenphone through video messages.
Yasir Azman also reffered to the social commitment and transformation of Grameenphone, saying, "The objective to ensure wider coverage and improved accessibility comes from our vow to uplift the society with better mobile connectivity."