A press release issued on Thursday revealed that Grameenphone is partnering with Wipro Limited as part of its continued efforts to acquire advanced network capabilities.
Wipro will be part of managing Grameenphone’s present mobile networks and building an advanced future-fit network.
The new partnership expands the relationship between the two firms, as Grameenphone has relied on Wipro as a tech partner for infrastructure support, IT security, and to manage application development. Wipro’s capabilities, coupled with its operating model, will help drive Grameenphone’s journey towards building a future-fit network that will meet client’s digital experience requirements by increasing the quality of service with the jointly built capabilities for bringing in future technologies, such as 5G, touch-free operations and fault management.
The partnership will also help in widening the opportunity for local talent to pursue global opportunities and upskill with Wipro. Rade Kovacevic, chief technology officer of Grameenphone, while talking about the contract, said that their role as a tech service leader and connectivity partner has become crucial over the last 24 years in moving Bangladesh forward.
He added that to deliver on the ever-growing connectivity needs, boost user experience, and bring in advanced future technologies, in the 2021 year they have expanded 4G coverage across the nation, acquired the maximum allowable amount of spectrum, collaborated with Tower Companies to roll out new towers and gained access to fibre network in collaboration with Bangladesh Telecommunications Company Limited.
‘We are taking an important leap forward in our potential to manage our network, and excel further in meeting our client expectations. In addition, this collaboration will bring in global expertise and future-fit capabilities and create global career opportunities for Bangladeshi talent. I would also like to thank the regulator and Bangladesh Government for continuous guidance and support throughout the journey.’ , said Rade
Bhavya Kapoor, managing director of Southeast Asia, Wipro Limited, stated that Wipro’s primary focus is to accelerate Grameenphone’s growth by leveraging its global strength and providing progressive and innovative localized tech solutions. Bhavya added that with the growing convergence of tech and core telecom networks, and the advent of software-defined lined networks, cloud-first architecture, and 5G, they are glad to partner with Grameenphone to provide advanced capabilities to modernize their network; coupled with IT apps and infrastructure.