Shahid Bappy

Staff Correspondent, The Daily Star

October 4, 2021
October 4, 2021

Unregistered Handsets: BTRC blocks 82k phones in two days

The telecom regulator blocked 81,868 new handsets as of Saturday evening from connecting to mobile networks as the devices were not registered with the National Equipment Identity Register.

October 1, 2021
October 1, 2021

Network of illegal handsets barred

Illegal handsets will not get network connectivity from today as the government look to curb the menace of duty-dodging while importing mobile phones, which also undercuts the competitiveness of the locally assembled devices.

September 19, 2021
September 19, 2021

Private firms to get undersea cable licences

The government has initiated a move to award licences for submarine cable to the private sector with a view to attracting private investment to the telecommunication industry to support the growth in bandwidth consumption.

September 17, 2021
September 17, 2021

Cap on mobile phone imports for personal use

The Bangladesh Teleco-mmunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has set the limit on the import of mobile phones through air routes for personal use.

September 14, 2021
September 14, 2021

Suffering lingers for duped e-commerce customers

Md Nabid Rahman, employed at a private company in Dhaka, made a payment of Tk 12.5 lakh to e-commerce platform Dhamaka in March for two motorcycles and other products which were on offer at hefty discounts.

September 8, 2021
September 8, 2021

Govt mulls policy on food delivery

With the demand for food delivery through online purchase growing fast, the government is planning to frame a policy in order to streamline the business and protect interests of all the actors in the chain, including customers and suppliers.

September 7, 2021
September 7, 2021

Amendment To Telecom Act: Govt set to clip BTRC wings

The telecom regulatory commission will be shorn of whatever independence and powers it has if the government presses on with the planned amendment to Bangladesh Telecommunications Act.

September 2, 2021
September 2, 2021

Buying SIMs without NID Card: BTRC decides to cap it to two

A mobile phone user will not be able to get more than two SIM cards against his or her passport or driving licence or birth certificate, the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has decided.

August 1, 2021
August 1, 2021
ICT

Broadband Internet: User number hits 1cr milestone

The number of broadband internet connections has surpassed the 1 crore mark in June for the first time as a vast number of people now rely on the internet due to the pandemic which propelled work from home practices and remote learning.

July 4, 2021
July 4, 2021

Operators eye SIM-locked phones to ramp up 4G use

Mobile phone operators are seeking permission from the government to sell network-locked or fixed-SIM handsets at lower prices so that more people can afford smartphones and use 4G service.