Dhaka, 15 October 2020: Leading digital service provider of the country, Robi has reached the magical 5 crore subscriber-base milestone. Robi’s subscriber base swelled up quickly as the corona situation eased out in recent times- proving the customers’ overwhelming preference for the company’s dual brands: Robi and Airtel. Robi’s Managing Director and CEO, Mahtab Uddin Ahmed made the announcement at a digital press conference held today.
It was revealed at the press conference that Robi has chalked out a detailed celebration programme themed on 5 Crore New Hopes with a promise to route these hopes down a path laden with advanced technology.
Hon’ble Posts and Telecommunications Minister, Mustafa Jabbar attended the digital press conference as the chief guest. Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission’s (BTRC), Chairman, Jahurul Haque was present as the special guest.
While making the announcement, Mahtab also declared that Robi and Airtel customers will receive 5 crore MB data bonus daily as part of the celebration. The free data can be availed by purchasing any of the popular data packs. Mahtab added that Robi and Airtel customers can also enjoy 200 MB free data just by installing or logging in to the country’s largest online school, Robi-10 Minute School app for the first time. Starting from today, the offer will be valid for a month. Mahtab also declared that Robi will also arrange feast for orphanages located in around 50 districts of the country as part of the celebration.
Speaking on the occasion Robi’s Managing Director and CEO, Mahtab Uddin Ahmed narrated the company’s vision to remake the society with the application of advanced digital technology. He said: “We are moving towards a new economy- the digital economy, where people will realize their aspirations through the digital route and we are determined to be their partner in this journey by helping them reimagine life with the touch of technology.”
BTRC Chairman Jahurul Haque said, “I congratulate Robi for achieving this milestone. I believe this milestone achievement has increased people’s expectation from Robi. I am sure Robi will honour the trust its customers has placed on it by introducing innovative digital service and ensure quality of service.”
Chief Guest of the programme, Hon’ble Posts and Telecommunications Minister, Mustafa Jabbar said: “We all take pride in Robi’s milestone achievement. I congratulate Robi’s management, its employees and all its business partners across the country on this tremendous achievement. Telecom will provide the highway for the country to enter into the era of fourth industrial revolution. In that highway, I have always found Robi to be the most eager partner in the industry. I can only give a vision, but when I see Robi coming forward with the eagerness to implement the vision, I feel encouraged. I believe Robi is now standing on a strong foundation to contribute towards national digital transformation journey.”
Highlighting Robi’s glorious journey towards the milestone achievement, Robi’s Chief Commercial Officer, Shihab Ahmed noted that Robi was the first telecom operator to launch 3.5G service, only operator to launch 4.5G service in all 64 districts from the day of the launch, first telecom operator to launch VoLTE service in Bangladesh, first operator to test 5G service on our network. All these breakthrough achievements helped Robi to emerge as the most preferred telecom brand when MNP was introduced- 5 out of 7 customers chose to come to Robi through MNP, he opined. He said that Robi has invested significantly behind network expansion and has thus created the widest 4.5G video strong network in the country.
Robi’s Chief Corporate and Regulatory Officer, Shahed Alam moderated the press conference.