Grameenphone (GP) has signed a contract with Wipro Limited, the global technology service company, as part of its continued efforts to acquire advanced network capabilities. Wipro will be part of managing GP’s present mobile networks and building an advanced future-fit network.
The new contract expands the relationship between the two companies, as GP has relied on Wipro as a technology partner to manage application development, infrastructure support and IT security. With its technology leadership and global experience, Wipro has emerged as a leading player in Bangladesh.
Demand for advanced mobile services and high-quality network experience is rapidly increasing in Bangladesh. Wipro's advanced capabilities and operating model will help accelerate Grameenphone's journey towards building a future-fit network that will meet customer's digital experience requirements by boosting the quality of service with the jointly built capabilities for bringing in future technologies, i.e., 5G, touch-free operations and fault management.
On awarding the contract to Wipro Limited, Rade Kovacevic Chief Technology Officer Grameenphone said, "Our role as a tech service leader and connectivity partner has become crucial over the last 24 years in moving Bangladesh forward. To deliver on the ever-growing connectivity needs, boost customer experience, and bring in advanced future technologies, this year we have expanded 4G coverage across the country, acquired the maximum allowable amount of spectrum, partnered with Tower Companies to roll out new towers and gained access to fibre network in partnership with Bangladesh Telecommunications Company Limited (BTCL)."
Bhavya Kapoor, Managing Director – Southeast Asia, Wipro Limited said, "Wipro's primary focus is to accelerate Grameenphone's growth by leveraging our global strength, and providing progressive and innovative localized technology solutions.”