Grameenphone seeking towerco license to bring greater efficiency to industry
Bangladesh’s leading MNO prepares for regulatory, business, and market evolution
Infrastructure sharing in Bangladesh started back in the early 2000s, when the first barter arrangements took place between two MNOs CityCell and Aktel (now Robi). Commercial tower sharing then kicked in following the introduction of tower sharing guidelines by the BTRC. Grameenphone was the pioneer, establishing its wholesale business division back in 2010, followed by others in 2013 and 2015. The industry however is at an inflection, as the BTRC seeks to finalise its towerco licensing regime, with potential implications for the current model.
TowerXchange: Please introduce yourself and your role.
Md Mainur Rahman Bhuiyan, Director and Head of Infrastructure Business, Grameenphone:
My name is Md Mainur Rahman Bhuiyan and I am the Director and Head of Infrastructure Business at Grameenphone.