Customer Satisfaction Level of Grameenphone Ltd.

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1. Background of the Report

1.1 Introduction
Topic of my internship project is "Assessing Customer Satisfaction of GrameenPhone." I got the opportunity to do my internship at GrameenPhone Ltd. I have been working for their Customer Relations Division. As the name implies, it deals with the customers after the sales occurs. Main activities of this division includes maintaining databases of the customers, preparing the bills, distributing bills, activating new connections, helpline service, collection of bill through different banks all over the country, and the other after sales services.
As a member of GP's Customer Relations Division, my job is to provide different services to our valued subscribers over telephone, which is the helpline
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So at the behest of Dr. Muhammad Yunus (Grameen Bank's founder) but completely independent of Grameen Bank, a not-for-profit private company called Grameen Telecom was created. Grameen Telecom, in turn, created a for-profit company called GrameenPhone, found a foreign partner, and put in a bid; GrameenPhone received one of the four licenses. GrameenPhone's total capitalization was US$120,000,000, including around US$50 million from IFC/CDC, and the Asian Development Bank (ADB). It also received US$60 million in equity from the four GrameenPhone private partners. These were the Norwegian Telenor with a 51% share, Marubeni of Japan with a 9.5% share, and the American Gonophone at 4.5%. GrameenPhone's fourth partner is Grameen Telecom (with 35%), and Grameen Telecom borrowed US$10.6 million from the Open Society Institute to set up Village Phone.

GrameenPhone launched service in urban Dhaka on March 26, 1997. It makes its profits by serving wealthier urban customers. But from the point of view of the Grameen family and its strong anti-poverty mission, the for-profit, urban-only GrameenPhone exists for only one reason: To fund, with its profits, the extension of cell phones into rural Bangladesh in order to provide entrepreneurial opportunity to Grameen Bank members through Village Phone. As Dr. Yunus puts it, "GrameenPhone is merely what we need to do Grameen Telecom's Village Phone."
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