Banglalink Digital Communications Ltd.
Banglalink Digital Communications Limited is fully owned by Telecom Ventures ltd. (previously Orascom Telecom Ventures Limited) of Malta, which is a fully owned subsidiary of Global Telecom Holding s.a.e. (formerly known as Orascom Telecom Holding s.a.e.). Following business combination in april 2011 between Vimpelcom Ltd and Wind Telecom s.p.a, Vimpelcom owns 51.92% shares of global telecom holding s.a.e. (formerly known as Orascom Telecom Holding s.a.e.). Vimpelcom (www.vimpelcom.com) is one of the world’s largest integrated telecommunications services operators providing voice and data services through a range of traditional and broadband mobile and fixed technologies in Russia, Italy, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Armenia, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Algeria, Pakistan, Burundi, Zimbabwe, Central African Republic, Canada and Bangladesh. Vimpelcom is headquartered in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and listed as an ads on the New York stock exchange under the symbol "vip".
Since Banglalink’s launch in february 2005, its impact was felt immediately: overnight mobile telephony became an affordable option for customers across a wide range of market segments.
Banglalink’s success was based on a simple mission: "bringing mobile telephony to the masses" which was the cornerstone of its strategy. Banglalink changed the mobile phone status from luxury to a necessity and brought mobile telephone to the general people of bangladesh and made a place in their hearts. The mobile phone has become the symbol for the positive change in Bangladesh.
This positive change that is quite correctly attributed to banglalink, has become the corporate positioning of Banglalink and is translated in their slogan "making a difference" or "din bodol"- "making a difference" not only in the telecom industry, but also through its products and services, to the lives of its customers. This corporate stance of "making a difference" has been reflected in everything Banglalink does.
Banglalink attained 1 million subscribers by december 2005 and 3 million subscribers in october 2006. in less than two years which is by december 2007, Banglalink overtook aktel to become the second largest operator in Bangladesh with more than 7.1 million customers. Banglalink currently has 27.07 million subscribers as of june 2013, representing a market share of 25.7%.
Banglalink’s growth over the preceding years have been fuelled with innovative products and services targeting different market segments, aggressive improvement of network quality and dedicated customer care, creating an extensive distribution network across the country, and establishing a strong brand that emotionally connected customers with Banglalink.
|Categories||Operators ; Service Providers|
|Based in||Bangladesh (People's Republic of)|
|Domains||Mobile ; Internet|
|ITU Global Directory||Banglalink Digital Communications Ltd.|
Mr. Shatara joined banglalink in january 2013 as its chief executive officer. Before joining banglalink, he was with wind telecommunications as its chief technology officer from 2010 until 2012, and its information technology director from 2008 until 2010. Prior to joining wind, Mr. shatara accumulated regional and international experience exceeding 17 years of proficiency in building, running and expanding operations in telecommunications, cellular business, fixed and broadband networks integration technology. his additional professional expertise correlates to the fields of information technology, customer service and retail operations. His volume of experience, aptitude and adroit decision-making has culminated into several leading executive positions and board memberships.
Mr. Shatara started his career in the information technology industry in 1991. He then moved to telecommunications, in particular gsm in 1994 when the first cellular network (fastlink) started up in jordan. from 1994 to 2007 he worked in many regional networks in the middle and the far east. Mr. shatara holds a b.sc. and a m.sc. in electrical and computer engineering, which he received at the technical university of budapest in hungary.