Moinul Zaber

March 27, 2021
March 27, 2021

A spectacular spectrum auction vs. a thriving telecommunications marketplace

On the eve of March 8, 2021, Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) officials were smiling—the 2021 4G auction brought a lot of money to the public exchequer! After 81 rounds,...

March 6, 2021
March 6, 2021

Faceoff with Facebook: What have the regulators learned?

Last week, the world media was flooded with the news of the faceoff between Facebook and the Australian parliament.

February 6, 2021
February 6, 2021

Man and Machine

This column is about humans and the interactions that this intelligent mammal have with machines. Humans have been using tools since the dawn of civilisation.

December 21, 2020
December 21, 2020

Really smart cities ignore Smart City rankings

September’s publication of the IMD Smart City Index 2020 led to the usual flurry of news reports with cities variously preening or wringing their hands at the results, such as Dhaka, Helsinki, and...

July 22, 2020
July 22, 2020

Policies without proper data are doomed to fail

For all of us who are passing through this pandemic, whether sheltered in our cosy homes or crummy shanties, or on the street and markets serving people, or at the hospitals caring for the ailing...