Grameenphone, Telenor’s largest mobile operation in Asia, gets its operating 2G license renewed by the regulator in Bangladesh.
“We have secured our operation in Bangladesh for the next 15 years and will continue to provide world class telecom services for our customers,” said Tore Johnsen, CEO of Grameenphone.
With the renewal of telecom license, Grameenphone has entered a new era of its successful operations in Bangladesh.
Operating since 1996
Grameenphone first received its license in 1996 to operate cellular telephone services in Bangladesh for 15 years. Since then the company has become the largest telecom operator in the country with almost 40 million customers.
The tenure of the license expired November last year but the renewal was delayed due to different legal and administrative complexities. Both the company and regulator went to court to get legal interpretation on the issues.
The government of Bangladesh recently decided to renew the license of Grameenphone and three other mobile operators before the payment of second installment of the renewal fee. With this renewal, Grameenphone has secured its operation in Bangladesh for the next 15 years and will continue to provide high quality products and services.