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Teletalk, Banglalink sign MoU on infrastructure sharing

  • Special Correspondent
  • 17 January, 2022 12:00 AM
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State-owned Teletalk and private MNO Banglalink signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore opportunities of sharing their respective telecom infrastructures.

Chief executive officer of Banglalink Erik Aas and managing director of Teletalk Md Shahab Uddin signed the MoU on behalf their respective sides.

Posts and Telecommunications Minister Mustafa Jabbar was present at the signing ceremony held at the Posts and Telecommunications Division office.

Md. Khalilur Rahman, secretary at Posts and Telecommunications Division, Taimur Rahman, chief corporate and regulatory affairs officer of Banglalink, Wahed Ul Huq Khandkar, head of government and LEA relations, Banglalink and other top management members of both organisations were present, said a press release.

Under the MoU, the two operators will explore and assess scopes and technical feasibility of sharing their respective telecom infrastructures and facilities with each other in compliance with the Infrastructure Sharing Guidelines, Tower Sharing Guidelines and all other relevant laws and regulations.

Mustafa Jabbar, said, "Telecom operators need to come up with new collaborative approaches to ensure more enhanced service-quality for customers.”

“This kind of initiative has the potentiality to overhaul and advance the industry in the long run. I hope it turns out to be an exemplary way for the industry to make more contributions to Digital Bangladesh," he added.

Managing Director of Teletalk Md. Shahab Uddin said, "We are delighted to sign this MoU with Banglalink today. It is opening an opportunity for us to maximise the utilisation of our infrastructures in a collaborative manner.”

“We want to move forward with a view to making sure that customers benefit from this initiative in coming days," he said.

Banglalink CEO Erik Aas said, “Banglalink will always seek opportunities to partner with other telecom stakeholders to strengthen the industry’s infrastructure, which can lead to a better quality of services and improved cost-efficiency.”

“I would like to thank Teletalk for coming forward in this regard and expect to see this joint-initiative bringing positive results in many areas,” he said.