Today will be the first time a restriction will come into effect on Grameenphone since the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) started working on Significant Market Power (SMP) guidelines nine years back to enhance competition and bring balance to the market.
Grameenphone filed a writ petition before a High Court bench yesterday challenging a June 21 directive of Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) alongside two restrictions imposed under significant market power (SMP) guidelines.
Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal may scrap his plans to raise the supplementary duty (SD) on telecom services and double the deposit in VAT-related disputes following criticism and pleas from various quarters.
Given the need for social distancing and the push towards digital transactions to prevent the spread of the highly contagious coronavirus, one would have thought the mobile financial service sector would be having a bit of a purple patch.
Local software giant Dream71 Bangladesh is set to develop two educational videogames for East Timor, a Southeast Asian nation situated in the Pacific, a development that can be viewed as yet another feather in the cap to the country’s budding ICT sector.