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  • Grameenphone's Due

    GP agrees to pay Tk 200cr to BTRC

    Grameenphone has agreed to pay Tk 200 crore, out of Tk 12,580 crore dues, to Bangladesh Telecom Regulatory Commission (BTRC) initially as the mobile phone operator settled the matter with the mobile phone regulator in presence of posts and telecommunication minister and finance minister.

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    SC wants to know how much money GP can pay to BTRC now

    The Supreme Court has wanted to know how much money Grameenphone can give to Bangladesh Telecom Regulatory Commission (BTRC) from its Tk 12,580 crore dues at present.

  • BTCL

    Landline connection to be free of cost: Joy

    The government is planning to provide landline connection and re-connection of the state-run operator Bangladesh Telecommunications Company Limited (BTCL) free of cost to boost its users in the country.

  • Supreme Court

    SC to hear BTRC’s plea seeking stay on HC order

    The Supreme Court has fixed October 24 for hearing the petition filed by Bangladesh Telecom Regulatory Commission (BTRC) seeking a stay on the High Court order that issued an injunction on its move to realise Tk 12,580 crore from Grameenphone.

  • 'Administrator' challenges the 5G potential

    The telecom sector dominated the news cycle last Wednesday. First came the news of the planned rollout of the fifth generation (5G) mobile service in Bangladesh by the beginning of 2021 -- a progressive move on the part of the government by all accounts.

  • Bangladesh High Court

    Ad-interim injunction issued on realisation of GP’s Tk 12,579.95cr due

    The High Court issues an ad-interim injunction for two months against the realisation of Tk 12,579.95 crore from Grameenphone by Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC)

  • 5G internet by 2021: BTRC

    The telecom regulator yesterday said it plans to roll out the fifth-generation cellular network technology (5G) in Bangladesh by 2021.

  • 5G internet service in Bangladesh

    5G internet service by 2021: BTRC

    Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) officially discloses its primary decision of making 5G internet service available in the country by 2021.

  • MNP Service in Bangladesh

    GP, Banglalink lose in MNP battle

    Banglalink has lost the highest number of subscribers to other operators in the last one year as the users changed the carrier using the mobile number portability service.

  • Audit Claims: GP, Robi challenge legality of BTRC’s show-cause notice

    Grameenphone and Robi have challenged the legality of the telecom regulator’s show-cause notice on them asking to reply within 30 days why their licences would not be cancelled for their failure to pay Tk 13,446 crore of dues.

  • BTRC may waive GP-Robi’s late fees

    The government is considering waiving off the late fees, which made up almost half the Tk 13,447 crore claimed by the telecom regulator as unpaid dues from Grameenphone and Robi, as it engineers a swift end to the drawn-out tussle.

  • Facebook denied Dhaka office

    Facebook unwilling to open office in Dhaka

    Facebook has denied to set up any office or install its local service in Bangladesh right now as the market size is not sustainable here enough.

  • Kamal steps in as mediator

    The long drawn-out conflict between the country’s top two mobile operators -- Grameenphone and Robi -- and the telecom regulator over unpaid dues amounting to Tk 13,447 crore is finally heading towards an amicable conclusion after Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal stepped in.

  • BTRC may face investment arbitration soon

    With the serving of show-cause notices on Robi and Grameenphone as to why their licences will not be cancelled for not paying the so-called ‘dues’, the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has come further closer to facing investment

  • Telcos’ data revenue surges

    Data revenue for the top three mobile phone operators surged 23 percent to Tk 2,862 crore in the first half of the year on the back of fast-expanding 4G coverage.

  • Move to revoke GP, Robi’s 2G-3G licences

    Grameenphone and Robi’s clash with the telecom regulator became more heated yesterday after they were slapped with show-cause notices enquiring why their 2G and 3G licences should not be cancelled for their failure to pay unpaid dues unearthed by audit.

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    BTRC issues notice to GP, Robi for revoking licences

    The telecom regulator issues two separate show cause notices to Grameenphone and Robi asking them to reply in 30 days why their licences will not be cancelled despite violating the licensing conditions by not paying the telecom regulator’s ‘dues’.

  • Robi’s profit dragged down by increased tax

    Robi earned Tk 1.2 crore in profit in the second quarter of the year driven by data revenue growth, but the takings were far below what it made in the first quarter.

  • Glum GP casts shadow on stocks

    The Dhaka bourse fell yesterday because of a selling pressure of Grameenphone’s share, as the telecom regulator has threatened to revoke the licence of the largest listed company over unpaid audit claims.

  • Bangladesh High Court

    HC scraps BTRC order asking GP to pay Tk 30cr fine

    The High Court (HC) scraps orders of Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) asking Grameenphone to pay Tk 30 crore of fine for providing broadband internet services under Go Broadband.

  • Banglalink launches healthcare platform ‘Daktarbhai’

    Telecom operator Banglalink on Wednesday launched a digital healthcare service platform called “Daktarbhai” to provide comprehensive solutions to customers.

  • Grameenphone gets new CFO

    Grameenphone has appointed Jens Becker as its new chief financial officer (CFO), effective from August 15.

  • Viber

    Viber launches in Bangla

    To cater to the growing number of users in Bangladesh, popular messaging application Viber has rolled out its new user interface (UI) in Bangla for the local market.

  • BTCL offers unlimited landline calls for Tk 150

    Landline provider Bangladesh Telecommunications Company Limited (BTCL) has offered unlimited calls within its network for only Tk 150 per month as the struggling state-run company fights for a turnaround.

  • BTCL

    BTCL offers monthly package of Tk 150 for land phone calls

    The Bangladesh Telecommunications Company Limited (BTCL) has offered a package of Tk 150 per month for calls within its network.

  • BTRC

    BTRC to go tough against GP, Robi

    The telecom regulator is set to issue two separate show cause notices to Grameenphone and Robi asking them to reply within 30 days why their licences will not be cancelled despite violating the licensing conditions by not paying the telecom regulator’s ‘dues’.

  • Banglalink’s revenue up 5.4pc in Q2

    Banglalink’s revenue grew 5.4 percent year-on-year to Tk 1,153.68 crore in the second quarter of the year as the operator bought a huge amount of spectrum to improve service quality.

  • Illegally imported handsets to get no network

    Mobile handsets with fake International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) numbers will not be able to use Bangladesh’s mobile network after a certain period as the telecom regulator looks to crack down on illegal imports and duty evasion.

  • Teletalk to take LG’s billion-dollar loan

    The government has decided to take a billion-dollar loan from Korean company LG U+ for expanding Teletalk’s network coverage and making the state-run operator’s infrastructure 5G compatible.

  • Foreign satellites face tough times

    The telecom regulator has drafted a guideline on landing rights for broadcasting satellite services as the government looks to monetise the country’s lone satellite Bangabandhu-1.