Teletalk’s mobile broadband service will effectively reach rural users now. The Government of Bangladesh and Bangladesh Telecommunications Regulatory Commission have facilitated the state-owned Telecom operator with two projects to expand its network. Teletalk, having struggled to improve its coverage in comparison to that of multinational telecom providers, may benefit from these new investments.
“Expansion of Teletalk’s Mobile Broadband Network in Coastal, Hill Tracts, and Other Hard-to-Reach Areas” is a project that will deploy 420 new sites (2G/3G/4G) via a direct procurement Method with funding from the BTRC Social Obligatory Fund.
Furthermore, project “Expansion of Teletalk’s Network to Rural Areas and Network Readiness for 5G Services” will deploy 3000 new (2G/3G/4G) sites with other essential equipment using the Open Tender Method financed by the Government of Bangladesh
According to BTRC data, Teletalk’s customer base has grown by 80.6 per cent in recent years and with the upcoming projects will be able to expand its network coverage and provide affordable services to Bangladesh’s rural population.