telecom

Consumers protest cancellation of 3-day internet packages

Bangladesh Mobile Consumers Association today demanded reinstatement of short-term and low-cost internet packages mostly used by low-income and marginal consumers.

Banglalink introduces tourist SIM

The third-biggest network carrier has introduced six packages with validity between seven days and 30 days for both physical SIM cards and e-SIM.

Mobile operators face trouble to provide service for EC's NID server problem

People are facing problem in purchasing SIMs and get other services as mobile phone operators can not verify the buyer’s information due to problem in NID database server at the Election Commission.

EID HOLIDAY / 29 lakh SIMs left Dhaka in two days

People with some 16.72 lakh mobile connections left Dhaka on April 19, as holidaymakers are travelling to their homes to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr.

ISPAB rolls out service to keep data within country

The Internet Service Providers Association of Bangladesh (ISPAB) yesterday launched its National Internet Exchange (NIX) service in a bid to keep data within the country.

5 telcos, ISPs to use railway’s optical fibre; faster internet likely

Bangladesh Railway has leased out its spare optical fibre cables to five telecom and internet service providers for five years, a move which is expected to ensure faster internet speed for end users.  

The real scenario of internet access

The present government has taken significant initiatives in setting the right vision and formulating policies and action plans for transforming the country into “Digital Bangladesh”. The focused government initiatives have resulted in an accelerated pace of growth of internet users, which in the last four years have more than doubled from 38 million (June 2014) to 88 million (June 2018). This is a tremendous achievement by any standard.

China's ZTE pleads guilty, settles US sanctions case for nearly $900 mln

Chinese telecom equipment maker ZTE Corp has agreed to plead guilty and pay nearly $900 million in a US sanctions case.

Public hearing on Robi, Airtel merger Feb 17

The telecom regulator will arrange a public hearing on February 17 to take opinion of people before finalising its recommendations on the merger of Robi and Airtel.

January 6, 2016
January 6, 2016

‘Telecom operators will be forced to compensate call drops’

The country’s mobile phone operators will be forced to compensate their users for call drops, State Minister for Telecommunication Tarana Halim says

December 25, 2015
December 25, 2015

Joy asks for public hearing on Robi-Airtel merger

The prime minister's ICT affairs adviser has directed the telecom regulator to take opinion of the public before

December 6, 2015
December 6, 2015

Decision on lifting Facebook ban soon: Kamal

The government will soon decide to lift the ongoing ban on Facebook in the country, says Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal.

November 23, 2015
November 23, 2015

No untoward incident took place due to curbs on social media: Tarana

State Minister for Telecom Tarana Halim claims that no untoward incident took place in the country over the execution of two war criminals due to restrictions on the Facebook and other social networking sites.

November 21, 2015
November 21, 2015

Govt now moving for handset registration

The government will be moving for cellphone or mobile handset registration across the country for what is said “foolproof security” measures.

September 30, 2015
September 30, 2015

Robi-Airtel merger gets primary approval

Bangladesh telecom regulator primarily approves the request for merger of Robi and Airtel.

September 30, 2015
September 30, 2015

SIM owners’ fingerprint collection: Pilot project begins Nov 1

Mobile phone operators will launch pilot activities on November 1 to collect fingerprints of all SIM card holders as part of its re-registration process across the country.

September 5, 2015
September 5, 2015

Bring down internet service fees: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina asks mobile phone operators to bring down internet service fees at consumer level as the government has reduced its bandwidth fees.

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