Airtel Bangladesh adds 160 news towns in last 6 months


Airtel Bangladesh is on an expansion spree.
The company added 160 new towns to its network spread, which now penetrates to
a total of 2100 plus towns across the country. With 2220 BTS sites currently
present in Bangladesh, Airtel plans on extending its coverage to reach 72
percent of the country’s population by December 2011.


With a target of setting up 600 additional
service centres in Bangladesh by March 2012 timeframe, Airtel plans to further
strengthen the presence of its support services for customers. Airtel
Bangladesh will continue to strengthen its network reach in the country and
stay committed towards contributing to the growth of telecom in Bangladesh
through affordable services.


With our 5 million customer landmark
achievement, we are delighted to have made a positive impact on the lives of
people in every part of Bangladesh. We will continue to focus our efforts on
offering world class services and innovations at affordable prices for our
customers in Bangladesh – thereby bringing alive our brand promise of
Bhalobashar Tane Pashe Ane,” said
Chris Tobit, CEO and
managing director, Airtel Bangladesh.


Airtel  has crossed
the 5 million customers mark in Bangladesh, becoming the fastest growing mobile
services operator in the country. In January 2010, Bharti had acquired 70
percent stake in Warid Telecom and subsequently launched brand Airtel in
Bangladesh in December 2010.


Airtel’s remarkable journey to 5 million
customers in Bangladesh is a testament to the vision and commitment of a
company that benchmarks itself with the best in the world. We dedicate this
achievement to our customers, partners and other key stakeholders for their
constant support. This milestone reiterates the strong growth being experienced
by the telecom sector in Bangladesh and we at Airtel are delighted to be at the
forefront of this revolution,” said Atul Bindal, President, Mobile Services,
Bharti Airtel.


With a focus towards offering life enriching services for
customers, Airtel Bangladesh recently launched ‘Airtel Live’ WAP portal that
offers rich multimedia content like games, videos and pictures. In addition to
20,000 plus applications that are currently available on Airtel App Central for
customers in Bangladesh, Airtel currently also offers several other exciting
VAS offerings including ‘Gaan Bolo, Gaan Pao’, cricket caller tunes and
classified services.


By Team