BTRC

Implement SMP regulations to enhance competition in telecom industry

Monopolistic accumulation of market power, especially in terms of price-setting capability, may cause an increase in price and deterioration of quality of service as well as hamper innovation and competition

‘New law may dent BTRC’s autonomy’

The government will have the power to set the terms of removal and resignation of the commissioners of the telecom regulator, according to a draft law.

BTRC to open fresh audits into GP, Robi

The decision to carry out the audits comes although the claims of the first audits into the operators haven’t been settled yet.

BTRC and 'Sisimpur' join forces to promote safe internet practices for children

To foster a safer online environment for children, the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has teamed up with Sesame Workshop Bangladesh (SWB), the creators of the beloved children's educational show “Sisimpur”. The collaboration aims to raise awareness about the safe use of the internet for educational purposes and to promote internet safety among children and parents alike.

The fallacious policy on exporting internet to India

Once approved, this will forever strengthen India’s grip on monopolising regional international internet bandwidth.

BTRC allows mobile operators to offer wireless broadband

The internet regulator has allowed telecom operators in Bangladesh to provide fixed wireless access (FWA), enabling their users to get wifi connections without cables.

Regulator to audit Teletalk, BTCL

The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) will audit Teletalk and Bangladesh Telecommunication Company Limited (BTCL) to unearth the amount of dues owed to the regulator by the state-run telecom companies.

BTRC to audit Teletalk for the first time

Following a recent policy decision, the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has taken the initiative to conduct a comprehensive audit of Teletalk, the state-owned telecom company, for the first time.

a2i Act: Gateway to kleptocracy and highway to oligarchy

The Agency to Innovate (a2i) bill was hurriedly passed on July 5

September 5, 2023
September 5, 2023

No more 3-day data packs from Oct 15

At a time when the government is pressing full steam ahead with the ‘Smart Bangladesh’ agenda, the telecom regulator is taking measures that are at odds with it.

July 5, 2023
July 5, 2023

Internet subscriber base sees growth for 4th month straight

The number of internet subscribers in Bangladesh rose by about 12 lakh in May from a month earlier thanks to an increase in the country’s mobile subscriber base.

April 17, 2023
April 17, 2023

BTRC asks for spending details from telcos, ISPs

The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has directed mobile network operators and internet service providers (ISPs) in the country to provide information on their spending for digital advertisements on different social media platforms last year.

January 20, 2023
January 20, 2023

So much for Digital Bangladesh!

Imposition of Bijoy on users impinges on their personal freedoms

January 16, 2023
January 16, 2023

Mobile operators must pay their dues: BTRC chairman

Four private telecom operators -- Grameenphone, Banglalink, Robi, and Airtel -- owe an amount of Tk2,413 crore to the government which remains due as VAT on 2G spectrum fees and licence fees, said the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC).

January 6, 2023
January 6, 2023

Bangladesh advances in internet speed

Bangladesh has advances seven spots in a global ranking on mobile download speeds, reaching 119th position. 

January 4, 2023
January 4, 2023

Internet subscriber base shrinks for fourth month

The internet subscriber base in Bangladesh has been on a downward curve for four months till November last year due to a sharp drop in the number of mobile internet users.

January 3, 2023
January 3, 2023

Ban on Grameenphone SIM sales lifted

The ban on sales of Grameenphone SIMs was finally lifted last night, six months after its imposition.

December 27, 2022
December 27, 2022

Phones, laptops, internet turned pricier in 2022

Bangladesh’s steady embrace of digitalisation, spearheaded by a growing number of tech startups and rising software and IT service exports, has suffered a heavy blow from the imposition of new taxes this year. 

December 12, 2022
December 12, 2022

Bangladesh to introduce tourist SIM cards

Like many other countries around the world, tourist SIM is going to be introduced for tourists coming to Bangladesh, according to official documents of BTRC.

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