The global alliance of mobile service providers has welcomed a new member – Airtel Bangladesh, a subsidiary of Airtel India.
This addition brings to 14 the number of members in the Bridge Alliance, a group of mobile service operators in the Asia Pacific region that offers services across their network.
Airtel Bangladesh started its Bangladesh operations only in December 2010 and already has over eight million subscribers. With its membership in the Bridge Alliance, the company has expressed confidence in exploring new revenue-generating opportunities.
“Joining Bridge Alliance, just like Airtel India, is an important step for us,” said Chris Tobit, chief executive officer and managing director, Airtel Bangladesh Limited. “In doing so, we reaffirm our vision to provide attractive enterprise mobile solutions and seamless roaming services. We are now part of a strong alliance of leading operators which continuously learns and grows on the basis of joint knowledge sharing and centre of excellence programmes.”
With membership now at 14, the Alliance has a combined customer base of over 500 million. Members offer seamless access, including roaming services, across its members’ networks. Its members include Airtel (India, Bangladesh), AIS (Thailand), CSL (Hong Kong), CTM (Macau), Globe Telecom (Philippines), Maxis (Malaysia), MobiFone (Vietnam), SingTel Mobile (Singapore), Optus Mobile (Australia), SK Telecom (South Korea), Taiwan Mobile (Taiwan), Telkomcel (Timor-Leste) and Telkomsel (Indonesia).
On its website, the Alliance said their members offer “tailored enterprise solutions” to meet the needs of their customers. The group also offers roaming options, including support.
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