Dhaka, Oct (UNB)- Grameenphone Ltd. reported total revenues of BDT 107.5 billion for the first nine months of 2019, marking 9.5% growth from the same period of last year. The operator’s subscriber base grew by 6.0% to 75.7 million during the same period.
The company acquired 0.4 million new subscribers during the third quarter, registering a 6.0% growth from the end of 2018. The company also acquired 0.9 million internet subscribers while 53.7% of total subscribers of Grameenphone Ltd. are using internet services, said a press release.
“We have been delivering a solid business performance in the third quarter despite a very challenging regulatory environment. We have been affected by the halt on NOCs from our regulator, however, 99.5% of the total population is covered by Grameenphone’s network, while 69% of the total population is under our 4G network.” said Michael Patrick Foley, CEO of Grameenphone Ltd.
“Protecting the interest of our shareholders, providing value to our customers and continuing to build a strong network in the country remains our priority,” he added.
Dhaka, Oct 20 (UNB) – Local electronic brand Walton has been manufacturing good quality and eco-friendly products, said Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Md Shahab Uddin on Saturday.
“If some more industries like Walton are established in Bangladesh, no one can hinder the country’s economic progress,” the minister said while visiting Walton Hi-Tech Industries Limited (WHIL) at Chandra in Gazipur.
Shahab Uddin also said Walton is contributing to the national economy through earning foreign currencies by exporting locally made goods to different countries after meeting the domestic demands.
During his visit to WHIL, Environment Forest and Climate Change Ministry’s Secretary Abdullah Al Mohsin Chowdhury, Internal Resources Division’s Deputy Secretary Sultana Afrose, Environment Division’s Director General Dr. AKM Rafique Ahammed, Director Md Ziaul Haque and Additional Secretary Dr SM Manjurul Hannan Khan, BSTI Director General Muazzem Hossain, were present.
Dhaka, Oct 19 (UNB) - US-Bangla Airlines has added a brand new ATR 72-600 aircraft to its fleet.
The aircraft which came straight from the factory in France landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around 4:30pm on Saturday, said a press release.
With this, the number of aircraft to the US-Bangla fleet has risen to 11, highest for a private airline in the country.
The new ATR 72-600 aircraft has 72 seats which would be used for the internal routes in future.
With the slogan of ‘Fly fast, fly safe’, US-Bangla airlines started its journey in July 2014 and acquired recognition for timely flight operation, international standard cabin service, good quality catering service, comfortable seat and proper passengers’ service, said the release.
Dhaka, Oct 17 (UNB) - Bangladeshi multinational electronics brand Walton was honoured with ‘Manufacturing Achievement Award’ for its outstanding contribution to the ‘Digital Bangladesh’ establishment through producing various sorts of digital devices.
Walton achieved the award at the ‘Award Night’ and the concluding ceremony of three-day long ‘Digital Device and Innovation Expo 2019’ at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in the capital on Wednesday.
In the ‘Award Night,’ the local brand also received ‘Best Pavilion Award’ for setting up an eye-caching pavilion in the country’s mega expo on ICT and digital devices.
State Minister for ICT Division Zunaid Ahmed Palak presided over the function while Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi was present as the chief guest.
Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Posts, Telecommunications and IT Affairs AKM Rahmatullah and Senior Secretary of Information and Communication Technology Division NM Zeaul Alam also attended the function as special guests.
In the event, Walton Group’s Executive Directors SM Zahid Hasan and Tapash Kumar Mojumder, Operative Director Tawfiq-Ul-Quader and Deputy Director Syed Md. Roble Islam received the crests of ‘Manufacturing Achievement Award’ and ‘Best Pavilion Award.’
In 2017, Walton established the country’s first-ever full-fledged mobile phone manufacturing industry. And in 2018, the local electronics giant started the domestic production of various sorts of ICT devices like computer, laptop, keyboard etc.
While expressing his reaction, SM Zahid Hasan said that Walton made electronics and ICT devices are now being exported to more than 30 countries of Asia, Middle East, Africa and Europe. The ‘Made in Bangladesh’ tagged world-class Walton products are getting sound response from the global buyers.
Walton is not only brightening the positive image of Bangladesh in the global arena but also making an outstanding contribution to the country’s economic progress through raising export volume, creating employment and reducing import dependency, he noted.
Walton has products’ based several research and development centers, where a good number of local and international engineers and experts are doing extensive research to deliver new sorts of products with innovative designs and features.
Dhaka, Oct 16 (UNB)- Banglalink, has expanded its strong 4G network across the country to provide customers with seamless connectivity and quality digital services. Along with the upgrading of nearly 1000 sites to 4G, Banglalink has expanded its coverage to another 400 locations.
Celebrating the achievement a function was held recently at Banglalink head office where Upanga Dutta, Chief Commercial Officer of Banglalink, Pierre Boutros Obeid, Chief Technology Officer and other senior members of the organisation were present.
Following the additional spectrum purchase and 4G launch back in 2018, Banglalink expanded its network and managed to register impressive quarterly results.
Upanga Dutta, said “Banglalink is consistently striving to expand its 4G footprint in a bid to unlock high quality digital facilities for more and more customers.”
“Banglalink will remain committed to provide value for money services to the customers”, he added.