Robi (meaning sunray), formally Robi Axiata Limited and previously Aktel GSM, is Bangladesh’s second-largest mobile network operator behind Grameenphone and ahead of Banglalink. After its acquisition by the Axiata Group of Malaysia, it adopted its current name in 2010.
Axiata Group bought a controlling stake in Aktel in 2008.
After Axiata’s acquisition of Robi, it unveiled a new logo and brand identity on 28 March 2010.
In 2016, Airtel Bangladesh merged its services with Robi. However, the merged entity retains Airtel as a separate consumer brand.
|Major mobile network operators:
Mobile telecommunications: Airtel | Tata Docomo1 | Satellite DTH television: Airtel Digital TV | Internet video box/stick: Airtel Xstream
Former operations6: Burkina Faso | Sierra Leone
Defunct operations: Telenor (India)7
1Formerly a joint venture between Tata Group and NTT docomo. Acquired from Tata by Airtel.