Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)- TM International (BD) Ltd (AKTEL), a mobile phone service provider, recently hosted a reception in Dhaka to welcome its new shareholder, NTT DoCoMo Inc, the largest mobile telecommunications company in Japan.

AKTEL started its journey in 1997 as joint venture between Telekom Malaysia Bhd and AK Khan and Co Ltd. The latter recently completed the sale of its entire shareholding of 30 percent to NTT DoCoMo.

Iqbal Mahmud, secretary to the Ministry of Post and Telecommunication, Abdul Malek Bin Abdul Aziz, high commissioner of Malaysia in Bangladesh, Masayuki Inoue, Ambassador of Japan, Masatoshi Suzuki, senior executive vice president, member of Board of Directors and MD of Global Business Division of NTT DoCoMo, Salahuddin Kasem Khan, MD of AK Khan and Co Ltd, also the former chairman of AKTEL, and Bidyut Kumar Basu, chief commercial officer of AKTEL, were present on the occasion, according to reports.

BBN/SI/SS/AD-17October08-12:59 AM (BST)