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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 the only private public switched telephone network (PSTN) operator in Bangladesh and nation's second largest PSTN operator.

Ranks Telecom Limited, a member of Rangs Group, launched its fixed line operation under the brand name of RANKSTEL on 14 April, 2005. RANKSTEL is registered with Registrar of Joint Stock Companies under Companies Act 1995 (Revised). RANKSTEL holds PSTN and ISP licenses to operate nationwide. RANKSTEL has also been awarded an International Gateway (IGW) license and currently originates and terminates international voice traffic.

RANKSTEL's physical infrastructure includes about 10 major hubs (switching and transmission) and more than 200 access nodes across the country. We believe in sharing our resources with others rather than mindless replication and have co-location agreement with many operators. RANKSTEL is fully owned by local Bangladeshi entrepreneur and has so far invested more than $75 million in building its network.


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.[1]

On 13 January 2005 RANKSTEL received operational license from BTRC for Khulna and Bogra zone.[1]

The firm launched its wireless phone service under the brand name of RanksTel on April 14, 2005.[1]

On 9 September 2007, after more than two years of service, RANKSTEL received Nationwide PSTN license from Bangladesh Telecom Regulatory Commission.[2]

On 19 March 2010 the telecom regulator (BTRC) shut down private land phone operator RanksTel for allegedly running unlicensed VoIP operations.[3] On 17 July 2011 won approval to resume operations after a 16-month shutdown.[4]

On 1 July 2012 RanksTel commercially relaunched their PSTN service.[5]

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.[6]


On 8 January 2017, RanksTel formally changed its logo along with the launch of the fastest internet in Bangladesh with its last mile gigabit network. The 3 boxes of logo symbolize the three characters of RanksTel- visionary, knowledgeable, leadership; that all together deliver something magical. From business point of view- it can also be related to- Voice, SMS, Data.

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

Data connectivity[edit]

RanksTel’s WAN facilitates the sharing of data across different regions by using a high-end MPLS (Multi-Protocol Level Switching) backbone.


RanksTel provides voice service and upgraded PSTN or PBX connection with data plans through a secured internet connection. It facilitates real-time reports on voice, data activities and manage them through the web.

Bulk SMS[edit]

RanksTel’s secured and customized SMS service enables users and organizations to send text messages in large volumes at a minimal price range.

System Integration[edit]

RanksTel brings together all connections and communication lines in a secured manner with high-end system integrator. RanksTel helps building a communication infrastructure to organize and control all connections from a single place.

Service to mass[edit]

RanksTel has recently launched the Internet and voice packages for consumers in Bogra and at different areas of Dhaka city. RanksTel will be coming up with exciting offers of internet packages at an affordable price in all parts of Bangladesh very soon.


  1. ^ a b c "rankstel.com". rankstel.com. 
  2. ^ PSTN Operator List
  3. ^ "bdnews24.com". bdnews24.com. 
  4. ^ "RanksTel set to resume service". thedailystar.net. 
  5. ^ "RanksTel stages a comeback". thedailystar.net. 
  6. ^ "RanksTel rebrands itself with new logo". thedailystar.net. 

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