Muhammad Zahidul Islam

July 1, 2020
July 1, 2020

First SMP restrictions come into effect after nine years

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...

June 30, 2020
June 30, 2020

Japan, the land of rising promise for Bangladesh’s ICT sector

Japan -- ever at the forefront of science and technology thanks to its culture of intensive mathematics education and reverence for engineers.

June 29, 2020
June 29, 2020

GP files petition challenging SMP restrictions

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...

June 29, 2020
June 29, 2020

Bourse braces for its biggest IPO yet

Robi is set to come up with the country’s biggest-ever initial public offering yet within a couple of months, in what can be viewed as finally some good news for the depressed bourse.

June 28, 2020
June 28, 2020

Govt may not hike SD on telecom services

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...

June 22, 2020
June 22, 2020

BTRC imposes two restrictions on GP

The telecom regulator has imposed two new restrictions on Grameenphone. The move comes 16 months after it declared the country’s leading mobile phone operator a significant market power (SMP).

June 18, 2020
June 18, 2020

March was mean for MFS providers

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...

June 14, 2020
June 14, 2020

Dream71 to develop video game for East Timor children

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...

June 14, 2020
June 14, 2020

Mobile operators caught in the cross-fire over SD hike rollout

Mobile operators are in the most bewildering situation: they are caught in the middle of a misunderstanding in the interpretation of the law by the revenue authority and the telecom regulator.

June 13, 2020
June 13, 2020

Mobile Use Tax Hike: Users hurt, telcos irked

Telecom companies and other stakeholders of the industry yesterday slammed the spike in supplementary duty on mobile data usage, calls and any service that requires a SIM card.