Muhammad Zahidul Islam

June 12, 2020
June 12, 2020

Mobile bills on the rise once again

The cost of using a mobile phone would go up by more than 5 percent as the proposed budget looks to hike the supplementary duty on all kinds of SIM services to 15 percent from the previous 10...

June 9, 2020
June 9, 2020

BSNL yet to clear payment for bandwidth import

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL), a state-run mobile network provider of India, has deferred payments on internet bandwidth imported from Bangladesh despite scrapping its deal four months ago.

June 7, 2020
June 7, 2020

Telecom sector can galvanise economic recovery

As connectivity through digitalisation has proven worthwhile in keeping socio-economic activities up and running even during the pandemic, entire Bangladesh is running after innovation in this area...

June 2, 2020
June 2, 2020

Mobile phone use to be even costlier

Mobile phone users are likely to face higher taxes next fiscal year as the government looks to chase a bigger revenue target riding on the essential services sector that generates more than Tk 30...

June 1, 2020
June 1, 2020

NTT DoCoMo poured $350m in Bangladesh. But it is now leaving empty-handed.

Japan’s largest mobile firm NTT DoCoMo is leaving Bangladesh after 12 years completely empty-handed despite injecting $350 million in the country.

May 20, 2020
May 20, 2020

No more Uber Eats in Bangladesh from June 2

In a rather surprising move, Uber Technologies yesterday announced that it is closing down the operations of its food delivery platform Uber Eats in Bangladesh from June 2 as Chief Executive Dara...

May 20, 2020
May 20, 2020

Robi subsidiary brings the future of video entertainment to Bangladesh

Red Dot Digital, a subsidiary of Robi Axiata, the country’s second-largest mobile operator, is set to roll a device on Friday that can possibly change the way Bangladeshis consume video content.

May 17, 2020
May 17, 2020

Payout of safety net funds through MFS to enhance transparency

It was unimaginable for Robichandra Shil, a barber in Pingree bazar in Rajapur upazila under Jhalakathi, that he would receive Tk 2,500 on his mobile wallet from the prime minister as Eid gift.

May 15, 2020
May 15, 2020

March will be viewed as watershed for digital Bangladesh

The pandemic, it seems, was the big bang the digital Bangladesh charge needed to level up.

May 14, 2020
May 14, 2020

GP’s scrap with BTRC ate up market share

In an unusual development, Grameenphone’s active customer number came down to 7.53 crore at the end of March after falling for two consecutive months, as the operator could not get approval to sell...