The largest mobile operator in the country, Grameenphone, has launched eSIM in Bangladesh. It’s the first time in Bangladesh any operator has launched this service.
An eSIM is a built-in feature in a mobile device that allows the mobile to connect with the operator without purchasing a physical SIM card. It works just like a regular SIM but does not require a physical SIM card and supports devices with pre-installed eSIM support.
According to GP’s website, customers can now purchase new numbers or replace their existing SIM with an eSIM. The service will be available for all Customers from March 7, 2022. A couple of months ago, the Bangladesh Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (BTRC) approved eSIM for operators in Bangladesh.
eSIM is widely popular, as a subscriber can store and own multiple SIMs without carrying physical SIM cards. Globally, since its launch in 2018, eSIM has been widely praised as it reduces the consumption of plastic and plastic wastage. Unfortunately, very few handsets support eSIM. However, more companies will likely add this feature to their handsets, considering its environmental benefits.