RanksTel re-launched its operation with a fast internet service—1,000 megabits per second—and a new logo yesterday.
The company will create a benchmark with its service quality and achieve customers' satisfaction, State Minister for Telecom Tarana Halim said after unveiling the logo at Radisson Hotel in Dhaka.
“Our vision is to become the largest internet player in the country. And to achieve that target we are offering the fastest internet service with voice,” said Romo Rouf Chowdhury, managing director of RanksTel.
Chowdhury said RanksTel introduced new services in the telecom industry by harmonising local talents with global practices, and the subscribers will get trouble-free internet services to be provided with a fibre optic cable.
“This is the fastest internet service in Bangladesh as far as I know,” said SM Ashikur Rahman, CEO of the lone private landphone operator.
The operator is initially offering its new internet services only to corporate clients in Dhaka. The services will be made available for other customers in the next two to three months.
At the ceremony, the operator also arranged a live demo session on the internet services and opened an experience booth for the invitees.
“We have already ensured 100 points of presence in the capital with the latest technology,” Rahman said.
The data industry is booming and the government wants to see a 40 percent broadband penetration by 2021, which will be achieved with the help of companies like RanksTel, said Tarana Halim.
“I expect the company will expand it to the remotest areas, which would be a milestone in building a Digital Bangladesh,” she said.
The industry is evolving everyday and RanksTel's new service is part of that, said Imran Ahmed, chairman of the parliamentary standing committee on the telecom ministry.
“Through this, the country will achieve its goal of establishing Digital Bangladesh before the estimated time.”
Shahjahan Mahmood, chairman of Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission, said they are very happy that the company adopted a new service with voice.
“For survival, the landline operators need to adopt new services like internet and video and that trend is increasing across the globe.” The regulator wants to work as a facilitator for the local telecom entrepreneurs and work closely with the government to adopt new technology, he said.
Rahman said they expect the market to be data-driven within a short time and RanksTel to be the leader among the competitors. RanksTel started its business in 2005 as a private landline operator.