Grameenphone, often abbreviated as GP, is the leading telecommunications service provider in Bangladesh. It was founded by Iqbal Quadir who aimed to provide universal mobile phone access throughout Bangladesh, including its rural areas. The company is a joint venture between Telenor, a telecommunications company from Norway, and Grameen Telecom Corporation, with Telenor owning a 55.8% share, Grameen Telecom owning 34.2% and the remaining 10% being publicly held. Grameenphone was the first company to introduce GSM technology over 900 and 1800 MHz in Bangladesh, and also the first to introduce a 5G network in the country. The company has invested heavily in its network infrastructure, building the largest cellular network in the country.

Grameenphone Ltd
Network Operator
Grameenphone Bangladesh Logo

3G Network

The company was the first mobile network to operate in Bangladesh, starting its operations on March 26, 1997 providing GSM services over 900 and 1800 MHz. Grameenphone launched its 3G service over B1 (2100 MHz) in October 2013.

    Network Frequency Band Status
    Date Event Subtype
    Launch of 3G Network

    4G Network

    After securing an additional paired 5 MHz of 1800 MHz spectrum in the February 2018 spectrum auction, Grameenphone immediately launched 4G LTE over the B3 (1800 MHz) band. In a press release dated April 2018 Grameenphone announced the launch of its M2M data services, using the NB-IoT LTE protocol.

      4G Frequency Bands
      Network Frequency Band Max. Channel Bandwidth Status
      Date Event Subtype
      Launch of 4G Network