GP CellBazaar wins Global Mobile Award | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, February 14, 2008 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, February 14, 2008

GP CellBazaar wins Global Mobile Award

CellBazaar, an innovative market-access service from mobile phone operator Grameenphone Ltd, has won the '3GSMA Global Mobile Award 2008' in the category of 'Best Use of Mobile for Social & Economic Development', says a press release.
The 3GSMA Global Mobile Awards represent a stage for all players in the mobile world to attract the attention of their peers and the global media. The award was announced at a gala function at Tuesday night on the sidelines of the Mobile World Congress currently being held in the Spanish city of Barcelona.
The CellBazaar concept was developed at MIT Media Lab by Kamal Quadir and he later founded a company to establish a partnership with Grameenphone. Using Grameenphone CellBazaar, buyers and sellers can trade basic goods such as rice, fish, motorcycle and used goods from their mobile phones.
GP CellBazaar is a user-generated market, accessible via mobile phones or computers in Bangladesh. It is a low-cost, pay-as-you-use service where users pay the standard SMS (short message service) or GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) charges for accessing the service. There are no monthly or posting fees.
“CellBazaar is a great example of Grameenphone's continued leadership in simple, smart and customer relevant innovation,” noted the cellphone operator's CEO Anders Jensen. “This award along with the awards GP previously won for HealthLine and Village Phone is a global recognition of the spirit of innovation within Grameenphone,” he added.

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