Investee: ADN Telecom Limited
ADN Telecom Ltd. is a leading IT and telecommunication service provider in Bangladesh. It offers wide range of data, voice and internet services to its local and international clients. ADN started its journey in 2003, as “Advanced Data Networks System Ltd”, a private limited company. The Company was renamed as “ADN Telecom Ltd” and became a public limited company in 2012.
In line with ADN’s tagline “We keep you Connected”, ADN owns the most diverse access network in the country, which is composed of wireless, fiber optic and satellite infrastructures. Its core competence is in the ability to converge technologies with human excellence to ensure connectivity.
Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has awarded ADN numerous important licenses and permissions. They are nationwide internet service provider, nationwide IP Telephony service provider, VSAT Provider with hub.
BTRC has assigned several radio frequencies in different bands in favor of ADN Telecom, for its access and transmission networks. These have powered the company to deploy latest wireless technologies, such as WiMAX for countrywide Broadband Services.
ADN Telecom Ltd. is one of the core entities of “ADN Group” along with ADN Technologies Ltd. Tech Valley Networks Ltd. (TVNL) and InGen Technologies Ltd (ITL). Leading telecom operators of the region, such as, SingTel, Tata Communications and Orange Business Service are ADN Telecom’s strategic partners. It also has strategic alliance with British Telecom, Bharti Airtel, Sri Lanka Telecom etc. These partnerships have enabled the company to provide end-to-end solutions, both domestically, and internationally.ADN Telecom is also an ISO 9001:2008 certified company. It is the first telco in Bangladesh to provide toll free telephony service.
Through this investment, SEAF helped the Company to address a new spectrum of ISP business – serving the individual internet customer. This is an opportunity to enhance the experience of both SEAF and ADN in this evolving market segment that would be replicable in markets with similar profile.