Huawei Technologies and Telenor’s Grameenphone (GP) jointly won the infrastructure innovation award at the Global Telecoms Business Innovation Awards 2017 in London.
This award was presented in recognition of the outstanding contributions of Huawei and GP’s joint innovation programme, VillaRadio, to promote the mobile broadband (MBB) network development in emerging markets.
Michael Foley, CEO and CTO of Grameenphone, said: “Expanding our network in densely populated areas of Dhaka city has always been a challenge, mainly because of space restrictions in deploying conventional solutions. The VillaRadio solution has helped GP to improve its coverage in areas where the customer experience had probably been sub-optimal before. Data and voice traffic growth in those specific areas after the launch of the VillaRadio serves as a strong indication that we have successfully been able to improve our overall customer experience.”