– branded under the name Bijoy Phonee) Onetel Communication Ltd.f) National Telecom Ltd.g) Westec Ltd.h) Dhaka Telephone Co. An agreement was reached with Orascom worth US$25 million was finalized in secret.
Ltd.i) Integrated Services Limited (ISL) – branded under the name Sheba Phonej) S. The number of PSTN subscribers in Bangladesh as of February 2009 was 1.372 million. The pact has been kept secret for legal reasons, considering financial fallout and because of the feud.
It can be said that the Bangladesh telecom market has a lot of potential to offer considering strategically ignorable or somehow alterable threats. Significant changes in the number of fixed and mobile services deployed in Bangladesh occurred in the late 1990s and the numbers of services in operation have subsequently grown exponentially in the past five years. Quadir remained a shareholder of Grameenphone until 2004.
The incentives both from government and public sectors have helped to grow this sector. Grameenphone received a license for cellular phone operation in Bangladesh from the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications on November 28, 1996.
As a populous country, its huge market has attracted many foreign investors to invest in this sector. Teletalk Bangladesh Ltd.: Branded as Teletalk The number of mobile phone subscribers in Bangladesh as of February 2009 was 45.21 million,rising to 76.43 million at the end of June 2011. Sheba Telecom (PVT Ltd)-after talking lots- finally was granted license in 1989 to operate in the rural areas of 199 upazilas.
The telecom sector in Bangladesh is rapidly emerging. Pacific Bangladesh Telephone Ltd.: Branded as Citycell5. On February 25, 2008 the Bangladesh Telecommunications Regulatory Commission awarded licenses for two Interconnection Exchanges (ICX), three International Gateways (IGw), and one International Internet Gateway (IIG) to six firms through an open auction in February 2008. Later it obtained GSM license in 1996 to extend its business to cellular mobile, radio telephone services.
Wi MAX service is now available from some internet service providers.
Broadband internet and e-commerce in Bangladesh is slowly progressing.
They are as follows:“Watson, come here: I want you.” This was the first message ever transmitted from one place to another, through a device called telephone. BTCL International Internet Gateway (IIG) Operator1. As of November, 2009, Banglalink has a subscriber base of 12.99 million.
American genius, Alexander Graham Bell (1847-1922) along with his assistant Thomas Watson invented the device. Nowadays, the phone is not only used for making calls, among many other functions it’s used for communicating through text-messages and so called multi-media messages, as well as to connect us to the internet. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Orascom Telecom.