Grameenphone joins the biggest ever education sector project in Bangladesh and brings Internet to secondary and higher level educational institutions across the country.
Grameenphone signed an agreement with the Government of Bangladesh to supply, install, and provide maintenance support for 20,500 Internet modems with data connectivity in secondary and higher level educational institutions across the country.
With this agreement, the company joined the “ICT Project for Education in Secondary and Higher Secondary Level”, the biggest project in Education sector ever in Bangladesh.
“Grameenphone has been continuously working with the government of Bangladesh to develop the education sector in particular. This agreement again confirms our commitment to facilitate this very important sector. We guarantee to provide our full support to ensure the necessary quality and service to this project.,” said Tore Johnsen, Chief Executive Officer in Grameenphone.
Set for Digital Bangladesh
This initiative comes in line with the vision of establishing a “Digital Bangladesh” by 2021. The country today has low Internet penetration of approximately 3,5 percent and tremendous potential both to increase usage of Internet and its benefits for the society.
In addition to “ICT Project for Education in Secondary and Higher Secondary Level”, several sub-projects are also being run to improve the quality of education, train the teachers in an effective way, and improve the examination system in education sector across the country as part of this umbrella project.
Nurul Islam Nahid, honorable Minister for Education of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, and the chief guest at the signing ceremony said, “Grameenphone is a proven top service provider in terms of network coverage and service quality. Being a Grameenphone user myself, I have the confidence that they would assure us the network quality and service level required for this crucial project. This agreement marks an important milestone in establishing the Digital Bangladesh, one of the government’s key manifestos.”
GP wins the bid
As Grameenphone earned this agreement after the bidding process, Allan Bonke, Chief Marketing Officer-Grameenphone said, “This is the biggest bid for Internet service in public and private sector of Bangladesh till date, and we have been able to win this amid strong competition because we commit to quality and in ensuring positive customer experience. This is an important deal to us and I assure our optimum support along the way.”