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  • BTRC fixes call rate Tk0.45 per minute

    Uniform Minimum Call Rate: Benefit goes to operators, not to users

    Mobile call volume dropped by 15 percent since the introduction of the minimum uniform call rate, as users attempted to minimise costs, industry insiders said yesterday.

  • State Minister for Information Tarana Halim

    6 mobile operators pay Tk 855cr revenue

    The government has earned Taka 855 crore as revenue from the six mobile phone operator companies during fiscal 2016-17, State Minister for Post and Telecommunication Tarana Halim tells parliament.

  • Telecom operators demand VAT withdrawal on internet usage

    Telecom operators demand the government to withdraw Value added tax (VAT) on internet usage in the next budget.

  • Technical glitch: Airtel subscribers suffer

    Several lakh Airtel mobile subscribers are facing disruption in their network due to technical glitches at around 1,000 stations of the telecom company in Dhaka and six other districts in the country.

  • Mobile operators for lifting VAT on internet use

    In a pre-budget discussion, mobile operators urges the government to remove value added tax (VAT) on internet use in the upcoming fiscal plan for 2016-17.

  • HC okays biometric SIM registration

    The High Court clears way for mobile operators to continue biometric registration of subscriber identity module (SIM) cards amid widespread skepticism. It orders authorities to “strongly protect” customer data obtained in this process and told mobile operators to strongly follow telecom regulator’s directives in this regard.

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    Legal notice seeks halt to biometric SIM registration

    A Supreme Court lawyer serves a legal notice seeking a halt to biometric registration for subscriber identity module (SIM) cards of mobile operators claiming it violates privacy and has a potential malafide intention.

  • Robi-Airtel merger needs 1 year more

    Mobile operator Robi says they need 12 months for completion of the merger with Airtel to become the second largest mobile operator in the country, while the High Court asks the government to explain in four weeks as to why it should not be directed to assess the market impact of the proposed merger.


    In such healthy, competitive market of specialised services, the provision of entry of mobile operators and strong interest of majority shareholders of the dominant mobile operator raise serious concerns.