• Mobile bills to go up

    The cost of using a mobile phone would go up by more than two percent as the proposed budget looks to hike the supplementary duty on SIM usage.

  • Ad-blocking software use for mobile surges: study

    The use of ad-blocking software for mobile devices has nearly doubled in the past year, raising questions about the viability of online media business models.

  • Internet subscription crosses 6cr milestone

    Internet subscription in Bangladesh crossed six crore milestone last month with mobile connections dominating more than 90 percent of it, the telecom authority says. By March-end, the number of active internet connection stood at 6 crore 12 lakh.

  • Facebook lets blind people 'see' photos

    As the internet becomes dominated by images, Facebook is launching a system which can "read" photos and tell visually impaired people what appears in them.

  • Power for bandwidth

    Dhaka and New Delhi yesterday officially inaugurated the supply of 10GBps broadband internet from Bangladesh to India and 100MW power from India to Bangladesh, in yet another move towards stronger ties.

  • Internet by light promises to leave Wi-Fi eating dust

    Connecting your smartphone to the web with just a lamp -- that is the promise of Li-Fi, featuring Internet access 100 times faster than Wi-Fi with revolutionary wireless technology.

  • Seminar on “E-Commerce in Bangladesh”

    Bill Gates had once quoted, “If your business is not on the internet, then your business will be out of business”.

  • Microsoft quarterly profit slips

    Microsoft shares rally after the tech colossus reported earnings on Thursday that surpassed Wall Street expectations with a winning shift into the Internet cloud.

  • Eritrea ‘appalled’ by hoax forced polygamy story

    A satirical story that Eritrean men have been ordered to marry at least two wives, which has been shared across Africa, has upset Eritrean officials.

  • Google paid $1bn for search spot on iPhones: Report

    US Internet giant Google pays Apple a billion dollars in 2014 to be the go-to search tool on iPhones, Bloomberg reported, citing court documents.

  • Reliability of Online News Sources

    With the advent of the Internet, several of our mundane tasks got shifted. The Internet gives quick access to news and some of us often rely on it but how can you say for sure what you read on the Internet is hard fact?

  • ‘Telecom operators will be forced to compensate call drops’

    The country’s mobile phone operators will be forced to compensate their users for call drops, State Minister for Telecommunication Tarana Halim says

  • Not WHY, but HOW?

    Can we for one minute assume a dog needs to wear pants? In doing so, how you think it would wear it?

  • Mobile internet use drops after Facebook bar

    Telecom regulator registers 5.14 crore active mobile internet connections last month – what was 5.23 crore in October-end. The move comes after weeks of ban on Facebook that started last month and continued till December. BTRC, however, did not explain the reason of the fall.

  • Every country should govern its own Internet: China

    Every nation should have independent authority over its own Internet, Chinese President Xi Jinping says, telling a government-organised conference that "freedom and order" are both necessary in cyberspace.

  • Child-safe Internet

    A lot of children who use the Internet are being exposed to harmful materials and there has to be proper monitoring to ensure safety of children as well as the state.

  • Teenagers feel helpless to cyber-crime: Study

    About 70 percent of the high school students using internet facility in Bangladesh say they feel helpless in face of cyber-crimes, a study reveals.

  • PM introduces 3G at Dahagram

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has inaugurated 3G network at Dahagram enclaves in Lalmonirhat.

  • Internet restored after an hour’s block

    Internet blocked across country for over an hour shortly after blocking of Facebook, WhatsApp and Viber.

  • Google’s net balloons to circle Earth

    Google believes it is on course to have enough internet-beaming balloons in the stratosphere to form a ring over part of the world next year.

  • Kaspersky boss warns of emerging cybercrime threats

    Russian online security specialist Eugene Kaspersky says cybercriminals will one day go for bigger targets than PCs and mobiles, sabotaging entire transport networks, electrical grids or financial systems.

  • Stay safe online

    Here are a few internet security and privacy basics to save you from the hassle of having your information or account stolen.

  • 33 internet providers’ licenses cancelled

    Bangladesh’s telecom regulator scraps licenses of 33 internet service providers after they failed to pay for their license renewal in time.

  • Bandwidth price reduced by 43%

    Wholesale prices of internet bandwidth will come down by up to 43 percent to discourage imports from India and also dispose of its huge amount of unused bandwidth from September 1.

  • Providing DSL broadband internet to Upazilas

    When developed countries, particularly European countries, are still using DSL despite the presence of fibre optic and cable technology, there is no reason why the BTCL should not capture the market first with its currently available infrastructure with only some up-gradation work.

  • Australian digital users illegally download content regularly: Survey

    Nearly half of Australia's digital users illegally download movies, TV shows and music on a regular basis, a government survey has found.

  • Half the world will use internet by 2015: Report

    Nearly half of the global population will be using the internet by the end of this year, according to a new report.

  • Internet is running out of room – but we can save it

    Are we running out of internet? It might sound like an odd question, but researchers meet in London to discuss a coming "capacity crunch", and what to do about it.

  • 80pc Bangladesh internet users on Facebook

    An overwhelming 80 percent internet users of Bangladesh are Facebook users, authorities monitoring the internet says.

  • Chance to lift up 10m Bangladeshis: Zuckerberg

    Access to Internet can help lift up more than 10 million people in Bangladesh from poverty, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg writes on the occasion of launching Internet.org in Bangladesh.