Banglalink has officially launched AppLink, a digital services marketplace aimed at connecting Banglalink customers with local developers. Along with providing the customers with convenient purchase facilities, it will open up earning opportunities for the developers. Zunaid Ahmed Palak MP, Honorable State Minister, ICT Division, was present at the launching ceremony of ‘AppLink’ as the Chief Guest today. Also present at the ceremony were Sami Ahmed, Managing Director, Startup Bangladesh Limited, Erik Aas, Chief Executive Officer, Banglalink, Upanga Dutta, Chief Commercial Officer, Banglalink, Taimur Rahman, Chief Corporate & Regulatory Affairs Officer, Banglalink, and other high officials of the organization.
Local developers can visit https://dev.applink.com.bd to register and get all the necessary tools and APIs (Application Programming Interface) such as SMS, USSD, and billing connectivity on AppLink’s platform to publish and monetize their digital services of different categories such as health, education, sports, agriculture, public service, entertainment, and business. Banglalink customers will be able to purchase their desired services using Banglalink’s mobile airtime balance at https://applink.com.bd/.
Zunaid Ahmed Palak MP, Honorable State Minister, ICT Division, said, “Banglalink is known for taking exemplary digital initiatives for the country’s youth. This time, it has developed a digital platform that can encourage young developers to develop apps for our local market. This is an example of how large corporate organizations can contribute to the growth of our IT sector by empowering young professionals.”
Through a video message, Brig. Gen. Md. Nasim Parvez, ndc, afwc, psc, Director General, Systems & Services Division, Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC), said, “I welcome this commendable initiative taken by Banglalink. ‘AppLink’ will empower our young IT professionals and will allow them to expose their work to the local market. I hope Banglalink continues to take more of such initiatives in the future.”
Upanga Dutta, Chief Commercial Officer, Banglalink, said, “We have launched AppLink with a two-fold objective. Firstly, this new digital ecosystem is empowering local developers with a platform to showcase their talents with the opportunity to earn. Secondly, it enables our customers to easily purchase their desired services and apps with complete ease. We are happy to expand our digital service portfolio further through this initiative, and hope to enable young developers across the country through this platform.”
Banglalink will continue to play its leading role in empowering the youth and advancing the nation digitally.
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 to 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.