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Private (Non-Government)
Industry Telecom
Founded Dhaka, Bangladesh
Founder A. Rouf Chowdhury
Headquarters 117/A Old Airport Road, Bijoy Sharani, Tejgaon, Dhaka - 1215, Bangladesh
Area served
All over Bangladesh
Products PSTN Telecom
Website rankstelecom.com

RanksTel (Bengali: র‌্যাংকসটেল) is a Bangladeshi telecom company. It is a private public switched telephone network (PSTN) operator in Bangladesh. As of December 2009, its subscriber base was 274,895.[1] It is the nation's second largest PSTN operator.

Ranks Telecom Ltd is a member of Rangs Group.

RanksTel is one of the largest private sector investments in Bangladesh with an accumulated investment of BDT 200 cores. RanksTel holds PSTN and ISP licenses to operate nationwide. RanksTel has also been awarded with an International Gateway (IGW ) license to originate and terminate international voice traffic.

Ranks Telecom Ltd is registered with Registrar of Joint Stock Companies under Companies Act 1995 (Revised). Its slogan is "RanksTel a kotha Bolun, Desher taka deshe rakhun" (র‌্যাংকসটেল এ কথা বলুন, দেশের টাকা দেশেই রাখুন).


On 7 June 2004 Ranks Telecom Limited, a sister concern of RANGS group first got PSTN license to operate in Chittagong, Sylhet and Dhaka periphery zone.[2]

On 13 January 2005 RanksTel received operational license from BTRC for Khulna and Bogra zone.[2]

The firm launched its wireless phone service under the brand name of RanksTel on April 14, 2005.[2]

On 9 September 2007, after more than two years of service, RanksTel received Nationwide PSTN license from Bangladesh Telecom Regulatory Commission.[3]

On 19 March 2010 the telecom regulator (BTRC) shut down private land phone operator RanksTel for allegedly running unlicensed VoIP operations.[4] On 17 July 2011 won approval to resume operations after a 16-month shutdown.[5]

On 1 July 2012 RanksTel commercially relaunched their PSTN service.[6]

On 8 January 2017 RanksTel launched Gbps connectivity which is said to be the fastest internet connectivity in the country and rebrands itself with a new logo.[7]


As of December 2009, RanksTel has over 274.895 thousand subscribers[1] nationwide.

Since its shutdown by BTRC, its subscriber count has been removed from the listing in BTRC's web site.


The company uses CDMA 2000 1X at a frequency of 800 MHz.

Number plan[edit]

RanksTel uses the following numbering scheme:

+880 44 R1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8

+880 is the International subscriber dialling Code for Bangladesh

44 is the BTRC allocated code for RanksTel. Considering local dialling, 044 will be the general prefix

R1 is the Division wise local code for RanksTel

R2 is the Package identification number for the subscriber of RanksTel

R3 to R8 is Subscriber identification number for RanksTel

+880447: Dhaka Central

+880443: Chittagong

+880449: Sylhet

+880445: Bogra

+880444: Khulna

+880449: Dhaka


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