Local ICT service provider Aamra Holdings plans to start test production of smartphones in its assembly plant in the capital’s Mirpur in the first week of December.
AM Ehasan-ul Haque, Chief Operation Officer of the smart solutions division, Aamra Holdings Ltd said, “The company has completed more than half of the plant’s construction work and hopes to get it ready by December”. “Commercial assembling will start in the middle of the last month in 2017 and exports from the plant will begin in the middle of next year”, he added.
Aamra also aims to start using the Internet of things in the first quarter of 2018. Haque said, “We will set up a modern testing lab and a certification system over there which will also be of international standards.”
Haque said, “Aamra has set a sales target of Tk. 450 crore through handsets this year. Aamra is a pioneer in ATM technology in Bangladesh and it has installed more than 800 booths throughout the country. Aamra initially targets assembling around 30 lakh 3G and 4G enabled mobile phones every year to meet the local demand.”
“The company has already applied to the telecom regulator to get a certificate to start production in the semi knockdown assembling factory”, said Sayed Farhan Ahmed, managing director of Aamra Companies, which owns Aamra Holdings.
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