Assignment on SWOT Analysis of Grameen Phone
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Since 1996 Grameen Phone is driving its car on the high way of telecommunication industry of Bangladesh and they have achieved the position of market just because of their quality service, extensive marketing research, and well infrastructure and for an exclusive management team; where the competitors are far behind them. Grameen Phone has got the highest number of subscriber.

Strengths:

 Good Owner Structure

 Availability of Backbone Network (Optical fibber)

 Financial Soundness

 Market Leader

 Brand Name / Grameen Image

 Skilled Human Resource

 Largest Geographical Coverage

 Good Human Resource and Infrastructure Installation all over the country through Bangladesh Railway and Grameen Bank

Access to the widest rural distribution network through Grameen Bank

 High Ethical Standard

 Highest and advanced value added service provider.

Weaknesses:

 Mixture of different cultures is used as an excuse not to solve problems

 Too much inside out thinking in the company

 Different departments not working together

 Poor interconnection with BTTB

 Complicated price structure

 Billing System can’t handle sophisticated billing

 No long-term Distribution/Channel strategy

Opportunities:

 Economic growth of Bangladesh

 New and better interconnection agreement

 Huge need for telecom services

 Increased intentional activities in Bangladesh

 Declining prices for handsets

 Future privatization of the fixed network

 New international gateway

 Demand for inter-city communication

 Growth in other operator will give more connection.

Threats:

 More rigid government regulations

 More influence of competitors on the fixed network

 Change of government might lead to competitors having more clout

 Devaluation of Taka

 National catastrophes

 Sabotage of installation

 Non-co-operation of government and fixed PSTN (Public Service Telephone Network)

 Risk of fire in GP’s Installations

 Price war

 Non-availability of funds

 BTTB has limited capacity for interconnections

 New Tele-talk; a cheaper mobile phone service is launching which is government owned.

Lastly I can say that there is threats and weaknesses are simple than the strengths and opportunities.GrameenPhone must be able to achieve their goal.

SWOT Analysis of Grameenphone

Strengths:

  • Availability of Backbone Network (Optical fibber).
  • Financial Soundness.
  • Market Leader.
  • Brand Name / Grameen Image
  • Skilled Human Resource.
  • Largest Geographical Coverage.
  • Good Human Resource and Infrastructure, installation all over the country through Bangladesh Railway and Grameen Bank.
  • Access to the widest rural distribution network through Grameen Bank.
  • High Ethical Standard.

Weaknesses:

  • Mixture of different cultures is used as an excuse not to solve problems
  • Too much inside out thinking in the company.
  • Different departments not working together.
  • Poor interconnection with BTTB.
  • Complicated price structure
  • Billing System can’t handle sophisticated billing.
  • No long-term Distribution/Channel strategy.

Opportunities:

  • Economic growth of Bangladesh.
  • New and better interconnection agreement
  • Huge need for telecom services
  • Increased intentional activities in Bangladesh
  • Declining prices for handsets
  • Future privatization of the fixed network
  • New international gateway
  • Demand for inter-city communication
  • Growth in other operator will give more connection.

Threats:

  • More rigid government regulations.
  • More influence of competitors on the fixed network
  • Change of government might lead to competitors having more clout
  • Devaluation of Taka
  • National catastrophes.
  • Sabotage of installation.
  • Non-co-operation of government and fixed PSTN (Public Service Telephone Network).
  • Risk of fire in GP’s Installations.
  • Price war.
  • Non-availability of funds.
  • BTTB has limited capacity for interconnections.

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