Robi Axiata Limited, the second largest mobile operator in Bangladesh in terms of revenue, has signed an agreement with Bikroy.com that will allow all subscribers free browsing on the online site from the 1st of September 2014.
Bikroy.com, dubbed the largest marketplace in Bangladesh, has the largest selection of popular second hand items all over Bangladesh. On the website you can easily buy and sell almost everything and make great deals.
The partnership is mutually exclusive for both parties. The agreement was signed by Mr. Martin Malmstrom, Head of Bikroy.com, and Mr. Mahtab Uddin Ahmed, Chief Operating Officer, Robi Axiata Limited, on behalf of their respective organizations. Supun Weerasinghe, Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, and Matiul Islam Nowshad, Chief Corporate and People Officer, Robi Axiata Limited, were present at that time.
Talking at the signing ceremony, Supun Weerasinghe, Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, Robi Axiata Limited, said, “The mobile phone has become ubiquitous in our country and the proliferation and uptake of mobile banking services and other financial services which make moving money more convenient, is just one step away from online shopping convenience. Without any browsing charge Robi subscribers now have an easy avenue to buy or sell on Bikroy.com. Currently eight percent of mobile users of Bangladesh use smartphones which is a great platform to utilize the online marketplace.”
Mr. Martin Malmstrom, Head of Bikroy.com, said “Within only two years of operations, Bikory.com has become the largest marketplace in Bangladesh.
“We hope that through this partnership we can empower Robi’s subscribers to increase their standard of living while buying and/or selling mobile phones, laptops, motorbikes, cars and birds for great prices.”
Robi has more than 24 million mobile subscribers who will enjoy this free browsing of Bikroy.com.
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 market share with more than 24 million subscribers, as of December 2013. Robi boasts the widest international roaming service in the market, connecting over 500 operators across 207 countries. It is also the first operator in the country to introduce services in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, GPRS and 3G services. 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.