About Grameen Telecom
The primary objective of Grameen Telecom (GTC) is to develop modern telecommunication services in rural areas of Bangladesh to alleviate poverty by creating new opportunities and income generation through self-employment.
Village Phone Program is a noble effort by tri party (Grameenphone-Grameen Telecom-Grameen Bank) to eliminate poverty. Village Phone program has created income-generating and self-employment opportunities for the VP operators, mostly poor women and members of Grameen Bank, who are now able to make their opinions count. The Village Phone (VP) initiative has made tremendous social and economic impact in the rural areas of Bangladesh, creating a 'substantial consumer surplus' for the users.
As one of the shareholders of the country's leading mobile operator the “Grameenphone”, owning 34.20% shares, the company came into existence in the year 1995 as an association not-for-profit and a company limited by guarantee. Under the chairmanship of Nobel laureate Professor Dr. Muhammad Yunus, the company has strong Board Members comprising of individuals having extensive knowledge and exposure in various sectors.
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