MapInfo Corporation, the global provider of location intelligence solutions, recently announced that GrameenPhone Ltd. has selected MapInfo to implement a location intelligence solution to monitor and optimise the performance of its GSM radio network across Bangladesh. Inaugurated in March 1997, GrameenPhone is the largest telecommunications service provider in Bangladesh, with a subscriber base of more than 6 million.
GrameenPhone continually strives toward providing better network coverage and quality for its customer base. GrameenPhone increased its network coverage from 55 percent to more than 95 percent of the population within last year. As part of this initiative, the Radio Planning Department at GrameenPhone needed a spatial solution to assist them in monitoring and managing the mobile network quality and coverage across the country.