Grameenphone, a leading telecommunications service provider of the country on Sunday introduced a new number series ‘013,’ alongside the existing ‘017’ series.
The new number series was unveiled at a local hotel by Brigadier General Md Mustafa Kamal, Director General (E&O) of Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC).
Grameenphone’s Deputy CEO and CMO, Yasir Azman, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Mahmud Hossain and other senior officials of the company were present on the occasion, along with the representatives from the media.
The first official call of 013 has been made by Yasir Azman to Post, Telecommunication and Information Technology Minister Mustafa Jabbar.
During the telephone conversation the minister said that “I congratulate you for the courage you have shown by spreading the network, I believe it won’t be difficult for you to maintain quality for the huge number of customers.”
Grameenphone started its journey on March 26, 1997 with ‘017’ number series and currently serving 71 million customers, making it one of the top 20 mobile operators in the world in subscriber numbers.
The new SIM cards with “013” numbers will be available at all SIM selling outlets, just like the “017” numbers and at the same price.