Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)- Telecom operator Grameenphone (GP) recently launched ‘m- Centrex’ for Bangladesh Railway (BR) aiming to upgrade the telecommunication system of BR to increase its business efficiency.
Under the solution, the operator will transform existing copper based telecommunication system of Bangladesh Railway into fiber/IP (internet protocol) system, a GP press statement said.
m-Centrex is a solution that ensures mobility and business efficiency with high system availability for an organisation under GSM (Global System for Mobile Communication) platform. 
The release added that here the existing fixed-line exchange functionalities of BR are incorporated into mobile devices (ie. fixed wireless terminals, mobile handsets) through short code dialing option. 
The new system will replace the existing PABX system. Initially 1260 m-Centrex connections including more than 300 remote stations at different locations of Bangladesh have been provided to BR. GP will gradually extend up to 1,700 connections. 
Secretary of the ministry of railway Abul Kalam Azad inaugurated the service at the Rail Bhaban last week. Chief Executive Officer of GP Vivek Sood was present on the occasion. 
Vivek Sood said, “Successful implementation of m-Centrex will not only strengthen Bangladesh Railway’s strategic relationship with Grameenphone but also bring efficiency to its communication systems.”
After Completion of this telecom system BR will be able to improve their train operation further, he hoped.
BBN/SSR/AD-12July13-4:54 pm (BST)