Four companies – which got telecom tower license in 2018 – are stepping up efforts to set up more infrastructures for the operators to help them improve service quality.
The license has allowed the companies to build mobile towers and share those with telecom operators taking service fees.
And Banglalink has activated its first mobile tower set up under its agreement with Summit Towers Limited. It is one of the 259 towers that Summit will build for the telecom operator.
AB High Tech Consortium’s Chief Executive Officer Manjurul Hasan said they agreed to build 100 towers for Robi and already handed over 48 to the telecom operator. “We hope to complete the rest of the work within this month.”
Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission Chairman Md Jahurul Haque said, “We are always interested in exploring the possibilities of new regulatory frameworks for enabling telecom operators to serve their customers better.”
Banglalink’s Chief Technology Officer Pierre Boutros Obeid said: “The activation of this mobile tower under the new towerco regime is a very important milestone for us, as it marks the beginning of a new expansion of our network.”
Summit Communications Managing Director Md Arif Al Islam said: “We are proud of becoming the first tower company to start tower services, with an approved service level agreement, under the new towerco regime.”