Ericsson has signed a supply and delivery contract for PDH microwave radio, MINI-LINK, with Ranks Telecom (RanksTel), a PSTN operator in Bangladesh. The equipment will be used in the expansion of the operator's transmission network across the country, with particular focus on the areas around Comilla, Khulna, Bogra and Rajshahi.

This agreement is the third for these microwave radios between the two companies and reaffirms Ericsson as sole supplier of transmission equipment to Ranks Telecom. The solution will enable RanksTel to increase its subscriber base and network coverage across the country substantially.

Zakaria Swapan, CEO of RanksTel, said, "This is a great opportunity for RanksTel to bring telecommunication facilities to the remotest parts of the country. We are excited by the possibility of rolling out communication infrastructure to new areas, making it accessible to more people in the country. Ericsson has been a dependable business partner over the past three years. This strong experience, especially with regards to MINI-LINK products, gives us the confidence to further extend this partnership."

In reply, Arun Bansal, managing director, Ericsson Bangladesh, commented, "We are proud to have been selected by RanksTel once again. We have enjoyed a fruitful partnership in the past and are confident that through our strong local presence and expertise, we can help RanksTel to meet its future expansion and performance requirements."