Mahmudul Hasan

September 15, 2022
September 15, 2022

Pran-RFL enters mobile phone manufacturing

The country’s manufacturing and processing behemoth Pran-RFL Group has made a foray into mobile phone manufacturing to capture a slice of the rapidly expanding digital device market in Bangladesh. 

September 11, 2022
September 11, 2022

Internet users rise in July

The number of internet users in Bangladesh rose in July on the back of a spike in mobile data consumption as operators try to expand their network and improve the quality of 4G service. 

September 11, 2022
September 11, 2022

Competent and compliant

Over a decade ago, Kamal Quadir adorned the venue of the launching ceremony of bKash, a nascent mobile financial service provider that he just founded at that time, with some black and white pictures in big frames.

September 8, 2022
September 8, 2022

Ban on new SIM sales erodes GP subscriber base

Grameenphone lost 8 lakh customers in July as the country’s top mobile network provider is starting to feel the pinch of a ban on new SIM sales imposed by the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC).

September 4, 2022
September 4, 2022

Doel fails to spread wings

In 2011, state-owned Telephone Shilpa Sangstha (TSS) made Bangladesh proud by assembling the country’s first laptop, showing promises to deliver the device at an affordable price and help the government to implement its digitalisation agenda.   

August 30, 2022
August 30, 2022

3 private firms get nod to lay, run undersea cables

The government has selected three private firms to award them the licence to establish, maintain and operate submarine cables as it looks to ramp up the supply of bandwidth amid a surge in data consumption. 

August 26, 2022
August 26, 2022

Logistics firms irked by draft law

The government has formulated a draft law to regulate logistics companies, which will establish stiff control and impede growth in the industry, according to market players.

August 23, 2022
August 23, 2022

Former Robi CEO Mahtab files Tk 227 crore suit against Robi

Mahtab Uddin Ahmed, former managing director and chief executive officer (CEO) of Robi Axiata, has filed a suit against the telecom operator, its board chairman and former group CEO seeking Tk 227 crore in retirement benefits and damages for 'wrongful dismissal'.

August 23, 2022
August 23, 2022

Another digital vision with many still unconnected

The government is gearing up to implement a new “Smart Bangladesh” vision by 2041 with the belief that a preceding “Digital Bangladesh” had been realised by 2021.

August 21, 2022
August 21, 2022

Bangladesh poised to be a big payment market

Bangladesh’s payment ecosystem is poised to leapfrog to become a very large substantial payment market within the South Asia and Asia Pacific region in the next few years, said Vikas Varma, chief operating officer for South Asia at Mastercard.