Grameenphone has signed several agreements with Aspire to Innovate (a2i) to bring the contactless delivery facility of ‘DigiBox’, along with unveiling an efficient and convenient ‘Direct Operator Billing (DOB)’ payment facility.

Grameenphone signed an agreement with a2i on December 18 to include Direct Operator Billing (DOB) as a payment facility for 33 government services. This facility will ensure fast, secure and convenient payment services for all; In particular, DOB will play an effective role in providing government benefits to those in rural and remote areas which are out of service of banking and financial sector institutions. The project director (joint secretary) of a2i, Dr Dewan Muhammad Humayun Kabir, presided over the contract signing ceremony. Grameenphone CEO Yasir Azman and a2i’s Head of Business Development, Rezwanul Haque Jami, were also present, along with representatives from both sides.

To build Smart Bangladesh from Digital Bangladesh by 2041, this service will be launched in more extensive and strategically important sectors in the future, which will play a role in unlocking the potential of digital for more than eight crores of Grameenphone customers across the country. This partnership between Grameenphone and a2i will contribute to the future growth of both parties and help empower society. It will be considered an important step towards achieving bigger goals in the future.

On the same day, another agreement was signed between the parties concerned for the placement of ‘DigiBox’ at GP House. As a result, certain boxes ordered online will be delivered securely through contactless means for all Grameenphone employees. While collecting the ordered products from Daraz, the parcel receiver can receive his box securely using OTP verification without directly meeting the delivery agent at his convenient time.