bKash Limited, the largest mobile financial service provider in the country has signed an agreement with Bangladesh Telecommunication Company Ltd (BTCL), the state owned largest fixed line telecommunication Company, facilitating customers to pay BTCL bill through bKash across the country 24/7. Customers can also check the bill amount through bKash.
Md. Harun Or Rashid, Managing Director of BTCL and Kamal Quadir, Chief Executive Officer, bKash exchanged the agreement at a program held at the BTCL head office recently.
Major General Sheikh Md Monirul Islam (retd), Chief External & Corporate Affairs Officer, Mizanur Rashid, Chief Commercial Officer of bKash and Deputy Managing Directors of BTCL and senior officials of both organizations were present during the ceremony.
Under the partnership, around 7 lakh customers of BTCL will be able to pay the bill from their own bKash accounts. Customers can simply select ‘pay bill’ option from bKash app. Then they can check or pay the bill following few simple steps. Customers can also use the USSD options for bill payment.
Launched in 2011, bKash, a joint venture of BRAC Bank, US based Money in Motion, International Finance Corporation, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Ant Financial, operates as a payment service provider offering broad range of mobile/digital financial services under the regulation of Bangladesh Bank.
Bangladesh Telecommunications Company Limited (BTCL) is the largest fixed line telecommunications company in Bangladesh. BTCL has the largest telecom infrastructure comprising of copper cable, microwave links, satellite links, optical fiber network etc. BTCL provides land-line telephone services in all districts and upazillas across the country. They also provide domestic long-distance calling and international services as well as internet services.