Banglalink Appoints Huawei to Build 3G Network

Banglalink, the second largest mobile operator in Bangladesh, has planned to invest more than US$300m by 2015 to develop its network, especially for 3G.

Not only for facilitation of the 3G (third generation) mobile services, they would also work on modernizing existing network, power savings and protecting environment to give users a better service through this process, the meeting was told.

A global leading technology vendor, Huawei, will work as the network developer of the operator to provide backbone facility to Banglalink for rolling out 3G mobile phone service across the country.

“We will invest $300m to increase our network capacity and Huawei will be our partner in this regard,” said Banglalink Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Ziad Shatara. 

Huawei CEO Zhouxin was present at the press conference where an agreement was signed between the two parties.

 Huawei CEO said its efficient solution will make the operator different from others. Banglalink is giving 2G (second generation) mobile phone service in the country since 2005.

Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Perihane Elhamy, Chief Commercial Officer Shihab Ahmad and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Mohamed Osman from Banglalink and Huawei CTO Caoguiqi and other executives were present at the press conference. 

Source: DhakaTribune

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