[Dhaka, August 02, 2022] Grameenphone has been honoured with The Digital Nation Award by the GSMA for democratizing connectivity and digitally empowering communities. The company's efforts to minimize the digital divide through vast, high-speed, affordable, accessible internet penetration and to empower communities across Bangladesh by accelerating their digital adoption were key reasons contributing to Grameenphone’s top recognition in this award.
On behalf of Yasir Azman, CEO Grameenphone, Hossain Sadat, Senior Director Corporate Affairs, Grameenphone, received the prestigious Digital Nation Award at the JW Marriott South Beach, Singapore.
Grameenphone CEO Yasir Azman said, "We are on a mission to digitally empower Bangladesh over the last 25 years. As a digital connectivity partner, our role has become imperative in transforming lives and contributing more to minimizing the digital divide. In order for us to become a smart nation, we must continue enabling communities with our rural & youth-first approach and unleash potential further. We feel humbled to receive this recognition by GSMA for our digitization efforts and we will continue to strive to enable the nation to get ready for a Smart Bangladesh."
The "Time is now" campaign which secured the winning nomination was a visual demonstration of how Grameenphone’s mobile technology has advanced the digital transformation of communities across Bangladesh. The mango seller example shared showed how supporting one entrepreneur with their shift into a digital world, enabling them to best utilize e-commerce and transform their business through high-speed connectivity and digital solutions, can empower whole communities.
Mobile 360 Digital Nations Awards, hosted by GSMA, Mobile 360Asia Pacific, is an initiative to recognize the mobile industry’s vital role in providing access to critical information, delivering digital inclusion, connecting the unconnected and supporting economic growth. This year, 15 submissions were shortlisted, which were then adjudicated by a panel of judges with hands-on experience in this sector. Grameenphone also received Digital Bangladesh Award in 2021 by the Peoples Republic of Bangladesh.
The other nominations include- Celebrating #5yearsofJio; Creating a sustain-able Digital ecosystem, XOX Malaysia; Digital Malaysia #ProgressForAll, Telekom Malaysia Berhad; Ericsson's Malaysian Journey, Ericsson Malaysia; HAPSMobile's Mission, HAPSMobile Inc. (SoftBank Corp.’s subsidiary); Hope On A Hill, Digi Telecommunications; Di Sebalik Bencana (In The Wake Of A Disaster), Digi Telecom; Jio Leads India's Digital Transformation, (#JioTogether), Reliance Jio; Journey of Change, Viettel Group; Mrs. Irma needs to innovate and Indosat Ooredoo has a solution Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison; On The Frontlines, Digi Telecom;-Robi's most comprehensive powerful 4.5G network: The online partner to make dreams come true, Robi Axiata Limited; Super for Change- Jazz Super 4G, JAZZ and Transforming healthcare with 5G telemedicine, MOPH Thailand & Huawei. For more, visit https://www.mobile360series.com/asia-pacific/digital-nation-awards/shortlisted-contenders/
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About Grameenphone Ltd.
Grameenphone, part of the Telenor Group, is a leading telecommunications service provider in Bangladesh with more than 83 million subscribers. Since its inception in 1997, Grameenphone has built the largest cellular network in the country, covering nearly 99 percent of the country’s population. With its brand promise to enable customers to “Go beyond,” Grameenphone seeks to help customers get the full benefit of mobile data and voice services and provide Internet For All. Grameenphone is listed on the Dhaka Stock Exchange. www.grameenphone.com, www.facebook.com/grameenphone .