GrameenPhone to roll out 500 info centres by year-end

18 Oct 2006

Bangladeshi mobile market leader GrameenPhone says it is on course to deploy 500 Community Information Centres in rural areas by the end of 2006, giving many people internet access for the first time. Following a successful pilot conducted with the GSM Association’s Development Fund, GrameenPhone is partnering local entrepreneurs to open offices equipped with PCs connected to its GSM/GPRS/EDGE mobile network. Each location is intended to be within reach of up to 15 villages.

Bangladesh , GrameenPhone (GP)



Have feedback, corrections, or story ideas? Send them to

Browse Past Issues


Filter CommsUpdate by the following categories or use the search.


Visit our help page information on performing advanced searches, including how to restrict the results by country or company.


CommsUpdate is an outstanding advertising venue for companies seeking to reach:

  • International carriers
  • Wholesale service providers
  • Equipment and software vendors
  • Telecom investors
  • Regulators

Learn more about advertising on CommsUpdate.