Teletalk, on last Monday, June 27, 2016, had a deal of 39.2 million US dollars with the Chinese Vendor Huawei for network expansion. The deal is done with a view to expand both 3G and 2G network in all upazilas, growth centers and in all institutes.
With the presence of Tarana Halim, the State Minister of Telecom of Bangladesh, at secretariat, Gias Uddin Ahmed, Managing Director of Teletalk, and Colin Shi, Chief Technology Officer of Huawei signed the agreement at a ceremony. The governmental mobile phone operator Teletalk, now, will be able to set up 685 new 2G base stations and 559 3G sites because of having this agreement. As Teletalk has sufficient funds, it is also likely to ameliorate its network within next eighteen months.
Tarana Halim said, “This new investment will be much helpful for Teletalk to be a vital competitor in the telecom sector”. She is optimistic that this project’s execution will assist Teletalk for its network expansion, even, in the country’s distant areas.
Gias Uddin Ahmed said, “This expansion and up-gradation will improve their core network, transmission network and access network and now people in remote places will get Teletalk's network and service as well”.
A project for Teletalk’s 3G network expansion at all the upazilas, growth centers and educational institutions and 2.5G network in all the villages, has been approved last week, by the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council and the project was worth of BDT 676 crore. Teletalk will establish, under this project, near about 1,200 BTSs and High Speed Packet Access to develop the current 3G capacity and some 500 BTSs to develop the 2.5G network in the countryside. Telecom Secretary Md. Faizur Rahman Chowdhury and Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission Chairman Shahjahan Mahmood also attended the ceremony.