Airtel Bangladesh Limited, the fastest growing telecom operator of the country, in partnership with Bangladesh Computer Council, Information and Communication Technology Division of ICT Ministry has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to enhance the global brand image of Cox’s Bazar, facilitate tourism and establish Cox’s Bazar as the Digital Surfing City through Private-Public Partnership.
This initiative will not only enhance the image of Cox’s Bazar, it will also align with government’s vision of Digital Bangladesh by facilitating advanced high speed internet experience throughout the city.
M. Ashraful Islam, Additional Secretary and Executive Director, Bangladesh Computer Council, Information and Communication Technology Division of ICT Ministry and Mr. Ashraful Haque Chowdhury, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Airtel Bangladesh Limited Signed the MoU on behalf of their respective organizations.
Present at the signing ceremony were, Zunaid Ahmed Palak, MP, State Minister, ICT Division, Shyam Sunder Sikder, Secretary ICT Division and S M Ashraful Islam, Executive Director from ICT Division. PD Sarma, MD & CEO, Ashraful Haque Chowdhury, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Sandipan Chakraborty, Chief Technical Officer and Ms. Rubaba Dowla, Chief Service Officer from Airtel Bangladesh Limited;
In recent years Cox’s Bazar is steadily becoming a surfing destination for many a surfer both local and international. Many tourists and surfers come to Cox’s Bazar to see the World’s Longest Unbroken Beach and to challenge the white waves that crashes on to the pristine beach. This initiative will redefine Cox’s Bazar and create greater attraction among surfers and other tourists.
Mr. Zunaid Ahmed Palak, MP and State Minister, ICT Division in his speech stated, “This is a path breaking and extremely innovative initiative for any Private-Public Partnership and I am glad to have Airtel Bangladesh as our partner to establish Cox’s Bazar as the eco-friendly Digital Surfing City of tomorrow.”
Mr. PD Sarma, MD & CEO of Airtel Bangladesh Limited said, “Connectivity and Digitalization are basic necessities in the 21st century. Through innovation and technology the world is coming closer together and I am humbled to be a part of this initiative that I believe will not only connect Cox’s Bazar to the rest of the world but will also majorly enhance the lifestyle of the resident of the ocean city.”
Digital connectivity will enhance the lifestyle of the dwellers of the city and also support the local and foreign tourists travelling to the city. With this initiative the residents and the visitors of the smart surfing city will be able to enjoy faster browsing experience at their convenience from any device of their choice on the go or from their computers.
About Airtel Bangladesh Limited
Airtel Bangladesh Limited is one of the fastest growing mobile services providers in Bangladesh and is a concern of Bharti Airtel Limited, a leading global telecommunications services provider. The company offers a wide array of innovative mobile services, including voice, value added services, data and m-commerce products and is focused on expanding its state-of-the-art mobile network both for coverage and capacity.
About Bharti Airtel
Bharti Airtel Limited is a leading global telecommunications company with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa. Headquartered in New Delhi, India, the company ranks amongst the top 3 mobile service providers globally in terms of subscribers. In India, the company’s product offerings include 2G, 3G and 4G wireless services, mobile commerce, fixed line services, high speed DSL broadband, IPTV, DTH, enterprise services including national & international long distance services to carriers. In the rest of the geographies, it offers 2G, 3G and 4G wireless services and mobile commerce. Bharti Airtel had over 328 million customers across its operations at the end of May 2015.