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  • SIM cards sale to be suspended for 18hrs

    Mobile operators cannot sell any SIM card for 18 hours starting from 8:00pm Thursday as the telecom regulator plans to update its central biometric verification monitoring system.

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    Retailers among 21 detained for SIM forgery

    Law enforcers have claimed detention of three people, including an alleged official of mobile operator Airtel, on charge of selling SIM cards registered with false information.

  • Mobile bills to go up

    The cost of using a mobile phone would go up by more than two percent as the proposed budget looks to hike the supplementary duty on SIM usage.

  • Brief incoming for blocked SIMs

    Subscribers using biometrically unregistered SIM cards will have their outgoing calls blocked after today, while incoming calls are likely to stay active for “a few hours”, according to a top official of a telecom operator.

  • 8,000 SIM cards, VoIP equipment seized in Tongi

    Police in a drive seize 8,000 SIM cards of different operators, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) equipment, a computer and arrest one person from Tongi’s Madhya Arichpur area.

  • HC clears biometric registration

    The High Court yesterday cleared way for the mobile carriers to continue with the biometric registration of SIM cards.

  • 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.

  • Tk 300cr fine proposed for operators

    The cabinet yesterday assured mobile phone users that their privacy and safety would not be endangered after the biometric registration of their SIM cards.

  • Telcos sign deals to access NID database today

    Telecom operators will sign deals with the Election Commission today to get access to the national identification database to introduce biometric registration system for new SIM cards.

  • Unregistered SIM cards seized at Uttara G&G shop

    A special team of Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) seizes unregistered SIM cards and illegally imported electronic devices from a Gadget & Gear store in Uttara of Dhaka.

  • Myanmar scraps proposed 5 pct tax on phone cards

    Myanmar scraps proposed 5 percent tax on mobile phone top-up cards after lawmakers voted against the levy, the state-owned Global New Light of Myanmar newspaper said on Thursday.