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  • 4G auction

    BTRC to award 4G licences Feb 14, invites application

    Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) fixes February 14 to award fourth generation (4G) licences to the mobile operators and invites applications.

  • 4G auction

    4cr internet users in Bangladesh: Google

    Google yesterday said the number of active internet users in Bangladesh stands at 4 crore with 35 percent using it every day.

  • Satellite launch deferred to March

    The launch of Bangladesh's first commercial satellite Bangabandhu-1 has been pushed to March, although its construction has been

  • Bangabandhu satellite

    Bangabandhu satellite launch deferred to March

    The launch of Bangladesh’s first commercial satellite Bangabandhu-1 has been deferred and has been pushed down to an approximate schedule in March.

  • 3G internet finally gets momentum

    Internet usage by way of the faster third generation mobile telephony technology data has finally got the traction befitting of the

  • Robi counts Tk 46.9cr losses in Q3

    Robi reported a net loss of Tk 46.9 crore in the July-September quarter mainly because of its continued investment aimed at

  • India's Airtel sells $508m stake amid Jio fight

    Indian telecom giant Bharti Airtel sold a half-billion-dollar stake in its mobile tower business Tuesday to help shrink its debts as it

  • Telcos claw back momentum

    The telecom industry has regained its growth momentum, as the number of new mobile connections has increased 18.16 percent year-on-year to 14.07 crore in September this year.

  • Handset vendors revving up for 4G

    Handset vendors are now gearing up for the rollout of 4G service in Bangladesh such that customers can enjoy the fastest data service as soon as it becomes available in the first quarter of 2018.

  • Services to come in six months

    The telecom regulator yesterday directed a joint venture to receive the licence to launch mobile number portability service in six

  • NBR demands Tk 925cr unpaid VAT from Robi

    The National Board of Revenue yesterday demanded Tk 925 crore from Robi Axiata as unpaid value-added tax after an audit found

  • BTRC formulating integrated service quality regulation

    Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission has formed a committee to formulate an integrated regulation on service quality for all kinds of telecom service providers to ensure better satisfaction of end users.

  • 15 SIMs per NID: govt

    The telecom regulator has reduced the number of SIMs that can be registered against one National Identity Card (NID) from 20 to 15.

  • Tarana Halim

    Teletalk to distribute free SIMs among 20 lakh women

    State owned mobile operator Teletalk will distribute free SIMs among 20 lakh women by the next three months for ensuring their easy access to internet and improving their living standard, says Telecommunication State Minister Tarana Halim.

  • Govt meets mobile operators' demands

    In a surprise move the government yesterday decided to amend the guidelines on 4G service by incorporating the mobile operators'

  • GP heading towards a record year

    Grameenphone, the country's leading mobile operator, is on course to logging in its highest ever profit in its 20-year history on the

  • Make 4G guidelines more investment friendly

    The government should revisit its recently-approved 4G guidelines to make them more investment-friendly and help operators roll out the fourth-generation technology, said the president of the Association of Mobile Telecom Operators of Bangladesh.

  • BTCL

    BTCL's wholesale upgrade gets green light

    A long pending project of Bangladesh Telecommunications Company Ltd to upgrade and modernise its countrywide network finally

  • Call 2872 for harmful online games, BTRC

    BTRC gets 2 new commissioners

    The government has appointed two new commissioners on a three-year term for separate divisions of Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC).

  • Maintenance work to disrupt internet mid-Oct

    Internet users are likely to face disruption in services in mid-October due to maintenance work of a primary submarine cable across the Bay of Bengal.

  • Aamra to start local assembly of handsets in Dec

    Local ICT service provider Aamra Holdings plans to start test production of smartphones in its assembly plant in the capital's Mirpur in

  • Five mobile operators face legal action

    Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) is set to take legal action against five mobile phone operators for failing to deposit into the exchequer Tk 100 crore of unused prepaid balance found in SIMs that were blocked between 2008 and 2014.

  • Telcos re-raise concerns over 4G guideline

    Mobile operators have once again sought government permission for using local funds to invest in 4G services, something barred in a

  • Walton kicks off trial assembly of handsets

    Local handset brand Walton has started assembling smartphones on a trial basis at its own plant in Gazipur with hopes of starting

  • Around the world, a muted launch for Apple's iPhone 8

    APPLE Inc's launch of the iPhone 8 kicked off with less fanfare on Friday than new models in previous years in the United States, Asia,

  • Rohingya crisis

    ‘Action if mobile operators sell SIMs to Rohingya refugees’

    Mobile phone operators of the country will face legal actions if they are found involved in selling SIM cards to Rohingya refugees, State Minister for Post and Telecommunications Tarana Halim says.

  • Teletalk to 'die' if funds not injected: Tarana

    Teletalk will not survive if the government does not allocate adequate funds for the state-run mobile operator, said Tarana Halim, state minister for telecom, yesterday.

  • 4G service by December

    Mobile users can brace themselves for faster 4G services by December if the licences are handed out in November, a minister said.

  • 4G auction by Dec

    The telecom regulator is set to organise an open auction by December for selling spectrum in three bands, which

  • BTRC revenue hits 6-year low

    BTRC's revenue collection for 2016-17 declined about 10.79 percent year-on-year to Tk 3,754.64 crore, a six-year low, apparently for a decrease in earnings under its revenue sharing policy with mobile and international gateway operators.