Robi has recently signed an agreement with Dhaka Electric Supply Company Limited (DESCO) to collect electricity bills from DESCO’s clients on behalf of the company in Dhaka city.
In this connection, DESCO’s Company Secretary Engr. Zulfiquar Tahmid and Robi’s Vice President, Regulatory and Compliance for Digital Services Dewan Nazmul Hasan had exchanged documents at DESCO’s Head Office located at Nikunja.
DESCO’s Executive Director (Finance & Accounts) Md. Rofi Uddin, Robi’s M-Utility Manager, Md. Nazrul Islam Zaman along with other officials were present on the occasion.
Robi Axiata Limited is a joint venture between Axiata Group Berhad, of Malaysia and NTT DoCoMo Inc., of Japan. Robi is the second largest mobile phone operator in Bangladesh in terms of revenue, with 28.4 million subscribers, as of September 2015. Robi network provides nationwide coverage to 99% of the population with 13,260 2.5G BTS and over 2,950 3.5G sites. Robi proudly claims to have the widest international roaming service in the market, connecting 600 operators across more than 200 countries. It is also the first operator to introduce GPRS and 3.5G services in Bangladesh. The Company has introduced many first of its kind digital services in the country and has invested heavily in taking mobile financial services to the underserved communities in the rural and semi-urban areas.