RanksTel aims high

7 Sep 2006

Bangladeshi fixed line operator RanksTel has announced that its CDMA2000 1x WiLL local telephony services covered 71 sub-districts (upazilas) in 24 districts by the end of August, and that it will expand its network to all provinces outside the capital ‘within a few months’. TeleGeography’s GlobalComms database notes that RanksTel was Bangladesh’s fourth fixed-wireless operator when it launched in mid-2005 and had 25,000 lines in operation in Sylhet (north-east zone) and Chittagong (south-east) by the end of February 2006. In late August it launched new tariffs under the Shadeshi Phone banner; it claims it offers the lowest call rates in the country.

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