Dhaka, 09 February 2022: Banglalink has secured Ookla®’s recognition as the fastest mobile network in the country for the fourth consecutive time. On the recently published Ookla® Speedtest Award™ report for Q3-Q4 2021, Banglalink remains in the top spot with a Speed Score® of 20.04. Its median download was 13.77 Mbps, while the median upload speed was 7.54 Mbps. Ookla gives the most accurate and comprehensive view of worldwide network performance, quality, and accessibility based on millions of results obtained through the Ookla Speedtest app each day.

Banglalink has managed to raise its performance bar in recent times providing high-speed 4G internet and high-quality digital services. A total of 9.4 MHz new spectrum purchased last year contributed to winning this award by enhancing Banglalink’s network quality further. With an objective to gain double-digit growth, Banglalink is looking to install around 3,000 Base Transceiver Stations (BTS) across the country this year.

Upanga Dutta, Chief Commercial Officer, Banglalink said, "It is a great pleasure to win such a prestigious award four times in a row. This achievement is indicative of our firm commitment to providing the best-in-class digital services to customers with unwavering consistency. We want to keep this momentum going and expand our network for the purpose of enabling more customers to benefit from our fastest mobile internet.”

Doug Suttles, CEO, Ookla said, "Speedtest Awards are given to the best-performing mobile operators for their superior network speed and coverage. According to the consumer-initiated tests taken with Speedtest, Banglalink’s overall network performance was the best in Bangladesh in Q3-Q4 2021. We are happy to present the award for Fastest Mobile Network to Banglalink once again."

Banglalink will remain committed to providing quality network coverage and digital services to customers.

To download Bangladesh's Ookla Speedtest Award report, please visit: https://www.speedtest.net/awards/bangladesh/2021?award_type=carrier&time_period=q3-q4

Disclaimer:
Based on analysis by Ookla® of Speedtest Intelligence® data Q1-Q2 2020, Q3-Q4 2020, Q1-Q2 2021 & Q3–Q4 2021. Ookla trademarks used under license and reprinted with permission.

This announcement contains forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts, and include statements regarding Banglalink’s objective to gain double-digit growth. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks, uncertainties and assumptions, including, without limitation, the possibility that Banglalink’s double-digit growth may not materialise as expected, or at all. If such risks or uncertainties materialise or such assumptions prove incorrect, actual results could differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements and assumptions. The forward-looking statements contained in this announcement are made as of the date hereof, and the Company expressly disclaims any obligation to update or correct any forward-looking statements made herein due to the occurrence of events after the issuance of this announcement.

About Banglalink:
Banglalink is one of the leading digital communications service providers in Bangladesh working to unlock new opportunities for its customers as they navigate the digital world. Driven by the vision of transforming lives through technology, Banglalink also strives to transform into a future-ready service provider capable of catering the demands of the new digital era. It is a subsidiary of VEON Ltd - a Nasdaq and Euronext listed connectivity provider headquartered in the Netherlands.