Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Bharti Airtel recently announced that it has entered a strategic partnership with Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) in Bangladesh and signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the bank at Airtel’s Gulshan office in Dhaka.

Under the deal, the country’s fastest growing mobile operator Airtel will work with Standard Chartered to offer the bank’s platinum credit card holders chance to receive free BlackBerry handsets along with Airtel postpaid connection with zero line rent.

Apart from this, the SCB credit card holders will also be eligible to receive the Airtel postpaid connection with zero line rent free of cost. With this, Airtel and Standard Chartered will offer an exciting proposition for their customers.

Abhay Seth, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, Airtel Bangladesh Limited and Gitanka Datta, Head of Cards, Standard Chartered Bank signed the agreement on behalf of their respective sides.

BBN/SSR/AD-16Oct11-3:12 pm (BST)