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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • Robi Q2 revenue up 8.6pc

    Robi's revenue crept up 8.6 percent to Tk 1,680 crore in the second quarter of 2017 on the back of solid growth in voice and data sales, brought about by the merger with Airtel in some measure.

  • Huawei eyes Bangladesh’s growing smartphone market

    Huawei mulls over assembling smartphones in Bangladesh after the government this fiscal year slashed the customs duty for mobile parts for assembling locally.

  • Oppo launches A71 for Bangladesh market

    Mobile maker Oppo is all set to launch its latest Selfie technology through its new camera phone A71.

  • BTRC may allow mobile virtual network operator

    The telecom regulator considers allowing mobile virtual network operators (MVNO) with a view to injecting more competition into the cellular communication market.

  • Samsung unveils Galaxy Note 8

    Samsung Electronics Co's Galaxy Note 8 showcases boasts improved stylus-related features like letting users easily create Graphics Interchange Format content and dual-lens camera arrangement.

  • Samsung unveils Galaxy Note 8

    Samsung Electronics Co's Galaxy Note 8 showcases boasts improved stylus-related features like letting users easily create Graphics Interchange Format content and dual-lens camera arrangement.

  • Banglalink starts investing $500m in 4G network

    Banglalink has started investing a significant amount of money to upgrade its network to offer 4G services and provide seamless

  • Govt worried as Teletalk is losing customers

    Teletalk's customer base is fast shrinking as the state-run mobile operator continues to lag far behind the private carriers in terms of

  • Robi charged Tk 3cr for delayed payment of merger fees

    The telecom regulator has slapped Robi with a Tk 3 crore late fee for delayed payment of merger fees and spectrum adjustment charges for its much discussed union with Airtel.

  • Four telcos claim Tk 426cr VAT rebate unlawfully: NBR

    Four mobile phone operators have unlawfully claimed Tk 426 crore as VAT rebate since 2012, said the National Board of Revenue.

  • Teletalk's revenue shrinks 28pc

    Teletalk's revenue in fiscal 2016-17 shrank about 28 percent year-on-year to Tk 710 crore -- the lowest in three years.

  • Banglalink fined Tk 17cr for illegal towers

    Banglalink is set to be slapped with a Tk 17 crore fine for establishing 109 mobile towers in the border areas without the telecom regulator's prior consent.

  • Banglalink's revenue hits eight-quarter low

    Banglalink's revenue fell 2.99 percent year-on-year to Tk 1,195.12 crore in the April-June quarter, which is also the lowest in the last eight quarters.

  • Unwanted offers irk mobile phone users

    Jamir Uddin, a young grocer in the capital's Mohammadpur, recently received a short message on his mobile phone which reads: “If you want to enjoy a hot video of a Bollywood couple, press 1.”