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Banglalink, BPDB collaborate to digitise electricity services

 VB  Desk

VB Desk

Mon, 24 Jun 24

Banglalink, the country’s leading mobile phone operator, has partnered with the Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) to facilitate the implementation of Smart Prepaid Metering System leveraging Banglalink’s 4G network across Bangladesh.

This collaboration will be powered by Banglalink's Ookla certified fastest 4G connectivity and is aligned with the government's vision for a technologically advanced Smart Bangladesh, says a press release.

Rubaiyat A Tanzeen, enterprise business director at Banglalink and Md Mofijul Islam, general manager (commercial operation) at BPDB, signed the agreement recently at BPDB’s Bidyut Bhaban head office in the capital.

After the signing of the agreement, Md Mofijul Islam said, “We are thrilled to announce our collaboration with Banglalink. Currently, BPDB is advancing towards the implementation of a Smart Prepaid Metering System within its four distribution zones (Chattogram, Cumilla, Sylhet, Mymensingh). Ensuring a robust and secure communication infrastructure is crucial for the success of this initiative.”

“Therefore, it is imperative to partner with reliable service providers to ensure an encrypted and uninterrupted connection, which is crucial for the seamless operation and success of our Smart Prepaid Metering System. We are dedicated to achieving 100% prepaid metering by 2026, in alignment with the government's vision. This partnership, alongside other existing mobile operators, aims to enhance our Smart Metering System by leveraging Banglalink's high-speed 4G internet and advanced digital services. This will lead to a substantial improvement in our operational efficiency,” he added.

Rubaiyat A Tanzeen said, “At Banglalink, our mission is to provide seamless convenience through cutting-edge digital solutions. As a leading national digital operator, we have significantly expanded our nationwide network coverage and this collaboration will further enable us to take our digital portfolio to the next level by allowing us to offer the fastest 4G connectivity to improve electricity distribution services across Bangladesh.”

“With the aim of establishing an efficient digital ecosystem, this partnership contributes to the goal of achieving an advanced Smart Bangladesh,” he added.

Senior officials of Banglalink and BPDB were also present at the agreement signing ceremony.

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