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    BTRC receives 14,037 complaints against mobile operators

    Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has received 14,037 complaints regarding mobile operators’ services in 2019, according to a report.

  • Grameenphone huge volumes network kit

    Grameenphone’s new run-in with BTRC

    Grameenphone has taken delivery of huge volumes of network equipment without obtaining the approval of the telecom regulator -- a move that has run into a grey area on the legal front.

  • Mobile Network in Bangladesh Borders Area

    BTRC revokes mobile signal blocking in border areas

    Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has reversed their decision of blocking mobile phone operators’ signals up to a kilometre from the borders.

  • BTRC GP conflict

    Telenor serves legal notice to president

    Grameenphone parent company Telenor sends a legal notice to the Bangladesh president demanding arbitration to resolve the disputed audit claim of Tk 12,580 crore by Bangladesh Telecom Regulatory Commission.

  • Rohingya refugees

    Rohingyas use 3 lakh mobiles

    Rohingyas of Ukhia and Teknaf upazilas of Cox’s Bazar are using around three lakh mobile connections of local carriers, a technical committee of the telecom regulatory commission has found out.

  • BTRC

    Update corporate SIM info by Nov 30: BTRC

    Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) issues a public notice and asked all the corporate mobile connection users to update their accounts by November 30.

  • BTRC

    Plea seeks stay on HC order over BTRC move

    Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) files a petition with the Supreme Court, seeking a stay on the High Court order that issued an injunction on its (BTRC) move to realise nearly Tk 12,580 crore from Grameenphone.

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    BTRC verifying if 3G, 4G still available in refugee camps

    A technical team of Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has started an inspection to see if the recent restriction on 3G and 4G mobile data services was working in the Rohingya camp areas in Cox’s Bazar.

  • BTRC Audit Claim: Robi, GP launch legal battle

    Mobile carriers Robi and Grameenphone have filed two cases with a Dhaka court, seeking permanent injunctions against the telecom regulator’s audit claims of Tk 13,447 crore.

  • BTRC

    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’.

  • BTRC may withdraw block on bandwidth of GP, Robi tomorrow

    Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission may withdraw the bandwidth capped on Grameenphone and Robi for the relief of crores of internet users of the two leading mobile phone operators.

  • Bangla SMS charge

    SMS in Bangla now @ Tk 0.25

    The telecom regulator directs all the mobile phone operators in the country to reduce the charges of each local SMS to Tk 0.25 that are written in Bengali alphabet, aiming to promote the mother language.

  • Internet Service Providers

    No additional cost for MFS users to check balance: BTRC

    Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has said mobile financial service (MFS) users would not bear any extra cost for balance check.

  • BTRC receive complaints through social media

    BTRC to receive complaints through social media

    Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) is going to use social media platforms such as Facebook and Viber, among others, to receive complaints from the customers, says its chairman at a public hearing.

  • BTRC holds up audits into Banglalink, Airtel

    The telecom regulator is yet to appoint auditors to conduct financial and technical inspection of Banglalink and Airtel’s system even though the formal process has started more than a year and a half ago due to irregularities within the institution itself. The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC)

  • Grameenphone hits 1 crore 4g internet users

    BTRC considers to block GP’s call to realise audit claim

    The telecom regulator says they will be tough on Grameenphone if they fail to pay the claimed value of Tk 12,579.95 crore and may consider to block calls volume of the market leader.

  • 4G mobile internet service

    4G only in papers, not in reality

    None of the mobile operators can ensure 4G services outside Dhaka city, says a report published by Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission.

  • GP mobile operator

    Govt asks GP to pay Tk 12579.95 cr

    The government has sent a notice claiming Tk 12579.95 crore dues from Grameenphone. Of the total amount, the leading mobile phone operator owes Tk 8494.01 crore to Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) and Tk 4085.94 crore to National Board of Revenue (NBR).

  • GP mobile operator

    GP woes over unpaid dues get worse

    Grameenphone's woes over unpaid dues just got worse, with the government now likely to claim about Tk 800 crore more following

  • complaint against mobile operators

    Dial 100 to lodge complaint against mobile operators

    Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) urges all the telecom users to lodge any complaints regarding the operators' services by calling its short code 100.

  • BTRC chairman Jahurul Haque

    BTRC gets new chairman

    The government yesterday appointed Bangladesh Tele-communication Regulatory Commission's legal commissioner as its chairman.

  • Technology for locking stolen mobile phone in Bangladesh coming soon

    Option for locking stolen phone soon: BTRC

    Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) will start to work from tomorrow to launch the service called International Mobile Equipment Identity number (IMEI) database.

  • 5G Mobile Internet service in Bangladesh by 2020

    5G licence next year

    The telecom regulator has started its initial preparations for awarding licences to carriers for 5G mobile data service in 2020, said Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) yesterday.

  • BTRC

    Shutting down mobile internet or social media?

    A complete shutdown of mobile internet services or a block on all social media sites for the December 30 election day are two of the four options that the telecom regulator will place before the Election Commission today.

  • BTRC

    BTRC orders blocking of 58 news sites

    The telecom regulator yesterday directed all internet service providers and International Internet Gateway (IIG) operators to block 58 news sites in the country.

  • BTRC blocks Skype

    BTRC unblocks Skype

    The telecom regulator yesterday unblocked Skype, a communication application, backtracking from its position a day after it was blocked.

  • 4G and 3G Mobile Internet Service back on

    Mobile internet blocked at Khaleda’s Gulshan office, adjacent areas

    Mobile internet service is blocked at BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s Gulshan political office and its adjacent areas, sources at the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) say.

  • BTRC sets bad instance blocking Skype: BNP

    The main political opposition BNP blasts the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) as it reportedly blocked telecommunication application Skype across the country.

  • BTRC blocks Skype

    BTRC blocks Skype

    Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has blocked the telecommunications application

  • VoIP business in Bangladesh

    42,150 SIMs seized for illegal VoIP

    Incoming international voice calls dropped 50 percent to 3.5 crore minutes a day in two years thanks to illegal call routing channels,