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  • Banglalink knocked down further by pandemic

    Banglalink, once the most-spirited operator in the country but has since fallen behind in competition, is slipping further for the pandemic.

  • Google unveils cheaper Pixel smartphone, teases 5G

    Google on Monday unveiled a new. more affordable Pixel smartphone and said it would launch models tailored for super-fast 5G networks later this year.

  • GP profit slips amid Covid-19 fallouts

    Grameenphone’s net profit tumbled 23.87 per cent year-on-year in the second quarter of 2020 because of the ongoing Covid-19 crisis.

  • A whopping 46 lakh mobile connections vanished amid pandemic

    Mobile phone operators are struggling to retain their active subscribers despite offering lucrative packages, including free minutes, SMS and extra data, as the coronavirus-induced economic downturn has affected all sectors and curtailed people’s income.

  • BTRC restrictions on GP to remain effective as it moves for ‘settlement’

    The telecom regulator’s restrictions on Grameenphone will remain in effect as the High Court has dropped from its hearing list a writ petition filed by the country’s leading mobile operator in this connection.

  • Grameenphone files writ petition with HC challenging BTRC restrictions

    Grameenphone has filed a writ petition with the High Court, challenging legality of BTRC’s decision that imposed two new restrictions on the country’s leading mobile operator.

  • Telecom sector can galvanise economic recovery

    As connectivity through digitalisation has proven worthwhile in keeping socio-economic activities up and running even during the pandemic, entire Bangladesh is running after innovation in this area, said Yasir Azman, chief executive officer of Grameenphone.

  • Bangladesh finally gets its own contact tracing app

    Bangladesh yesterday rolled out a contact tracing app on a trial basis to warn users if they have been near someone who later tested positive for the coronavirus and suggest the next course of actions in a bid to flatten the curve on the rogue pathogen.

  • Active internet connections cross 10 crore: BTRC

    The number of active internet connections in Bangladesh has crossed the landmark of 10 crore following a surge by 32.69 lakh in March, according to statistics published by the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC).

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    Robi offering 33GB free data for 27,000 doctors

    Robi declares 33GB free data for the next six months to their 27,000 customers who are doctors and registered with the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

  • Robi lets rip at the ongoing price war

    In an unprecedented move, the country’s second largest mobile operator yesterday blew off its pent-up resentment against the market leader over its offer of free voice call minutes and bonus data packs on humanitarian grounds during the pandemic.

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    Grameenphone to hold first online AGM tomorrow

    Grameenphone is going to organise the country’s first ever online annual general meeting (AGM) Tuesday morning.

  • Telcos seek free spectrum

    Mobile phone operators have asked the telecom regulator to allocate some spectrum for free for the time being, reasoning that their network had become busier for a surge in data use amid the novel coronavirus-induced ongoing lockdown.

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    Online activities surge amid coronavirus situation: Robi CEO

    People are taking more digital services now than during other times amid the government-declared general holiday, Mahatab Uddin Ahmed, chief executive officer (CEO) of Robi, says during a Facebook live session.

  • Mobile and internet service providers’ staff facing restrictions: AMTOB

    Association of Mobile Telecom Operators of Bangladesh (AMTOB) complains that the staff of mobile and internet service providers are facing restrictions from the law enforcement agencies at different places across the country.

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    BTRC records 9.99 crore active internet connections

    The number of active internet connections in the country soared by 738,000 last month to reach 99,984,000, very close to the 10-crore landmark, according to the statistics published by Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC).

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    BTCL plans to introduce free WiFi in 1,216 unions

    Bangladesh Telecommunications Company Limited is planning to introduce free WiFi hotspots in 1,216 union parishads where it has its own fibre-optic connectivity, the state-owned telco’s managing director says on a Facebook Live video.

  • ‘Robi’s listing will be a gift for investors’

    Robi plans to submit its application for listing in the country’s twin bourses to the Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission in the middle of next month, as the long-awaited debut of the second largest mobile phone operator is finally taking shape.

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    Int’l incoming call rate slashed 66pc

    The government has slashed the international incoming voice call rate by 65.71 per cent to $0.006 per minute in the face of shrinking earnings from the sector in recent years.

  • 4G Internet network

    Push towards Digital Bangladesh props up Banglalink

    Banglalink, once the country’s most spirited operator, is finally turning around its fortunes by putting in higher emphasis on digital services and investment on 4G network.

  • Grameenphone CEO Yasir Azman

    Yasir Azman 1st Bangladeshi CEO of Grameenphone

    The Board of Directors of Grameenphone appoints Yasir Azman as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Bangladeshi operation, effective from February 1, 2020.

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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.

  • Free WiFi service

    WiFi service for students of 146 educational instts launched

    The government has launched WiFi service at 146 educational institutions including colleges, universities and training institutes throughout the country.

  • 5G data security

    5G, data security to have greatest impact on business

    Fifth-generation (5G) mobile service and data security are the two major technologies Bangladeshi companies believe will have the greatest impact on businesses in the next five years, according to a recent international survey.

  • Internet, SMS services resume in Kashmir

    Broadband internet service and mobile SMS service are restored in government-run hospitals in Kashmir ending over four and half months of suspension.

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    Internet connections fall half a million in Nov: BTRC

    The number of active internet connections in the country dropped by 0.51 million from 99.57 million, says a report of Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission.

  • Six countries keen to invest in Teletalk, 5G: Jabbar

    The government has received proposals from half a dozen foreign companies which want to invest in Teletalk and fifth-generation (5G) service, Mustafa Jabbar, posts and telecommunications minister, said yesterday.

  • Grameenphone's Due

    GP agrees to pay Tk 200cr to BTRC

    Grameenphone has agreed to pay Tk 200 crore, out of Tk 12,580 crore dues, to Bangladesh Telecom Regulatory Commission (BTRC) initially as the mobile phone operator settled the matter with the mobile phone regulator in presence of posts and telecommunication minister and finance minister.

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    SC wants to know how much money GP can pay to BTRC now

    The Supreme Court has wanted to know how much money Grameenphone can give to Bangladesh Telecom Regulatory Commission (BTRC) from its Tk 12,580 crore dues at present.

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    Landline connection to be free of cost: Joy

    The government is planning to provide landline connection and re-connection of the state-run operator Bangladesh Telecommunications Company Limited (BTCL) free of cost to boost its users in the country.