Teletalk to undertake projects worth Tk 5,554cr network upgradation

Teletalk is set to go on a massive investment haul to expand its network and upgrade its existing infrastructure with the view to getting it up to speed with its nimble-footed competitors. The operator is now dealing with five separate projects involving Tk 5,554.24 crore to establish 6,800 new towers with a mixture of 2G, 3G and 4G capability and upgrade 5,494 of its existing towers to 3G and 4G, according to a document of the parliamentary standing committee.

“Teletalk will get a chance to breathe through these projects. We are trying to improve our network and service quality with the limited resources and at the same time are trying to manage funds from different sources to expand it,” said Md Shahab Uddin, managing director of the country’s lone state-owned mobile operator.

Navojit Dastidar