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  • BTRC to hear users’ complaints

    Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) is going to organise a second public hearing on June 13 to directly hear from citizens their experiences on service quality of the telecom industry. The telecom regulator decided on it in a recent meeting

  • BTRC holds up audits into Banglalink, Airtel

    The telecom regulator is yet to appoint auditors to conduct financial and technical inspection of Banglalink and Airtel’s system even though the formal process has started more than a year and a half ago due to irregularities within the institution itself. The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC)

  • Beximco launches DTH service Akash

    Beximco’s direct-to-home (DTH) satellite service venture Akash is set to go on air on Sunday with the company offering one-month free subscription for a limited period to lure people into the new way of watching TV. Beximco will be providing the DTH service by taking connection from the Bangabandhu Satellite 1

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    GP faces fresh restrictions

    The telecom regulator has decided to increase the floor price of Grameenphone’s call rate by 5 paisa to Tk 0.50 a minute from June as

  • Banglalink getting back in the race

    Banglalink has started to get back its business after its hefty investment in strengthening network, with the operator logging in 4.5 percent higher revenue in the first three months of the year, its parent company Veon said yesterday.

  • Banglalink getting back in the race

    Banglalink has started to get back its business after its hefty investment in strengthening network, with the operator logging in 4.5 percent higher revenue in the first three months of the year, its parent company Veon said yesterday.

  • 7,908 complaints against mobile operators

    The telecom regulator has received 7,908 complaints in last one year (May,2018-April, 2019) against different service quality of four mobile operators.

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    SMP Restriction: GP call rate to rise by 5 paisa/minute

    Grameenphone subscribers’ minimum call rate is set to increase by 5 paisa a minute to Tk 0.50 as part of restrictions imposed on the operator for being declared a significant market power.

  • Grameenphone hits 1 crore 4g internet users

    BTRC considers to block GP’s call to realise audit claim

    The telecom regulator says they will be tough on Grameenphone if they fail to pay the claimed value of Tk 12,579.95 crore and may consider to block calls volume of the market leader.

  • Bangladesh top mobile operators

    HC seeks BTRC report on mobile tower radiation

    The High Court directs Bangladesh Telecom Regulatory Commission (BTRC) to submit a report in four months on the impact of radiation from mobile-phone towers on people and environment.

  • Grameenphone hits 1 crore 4g internet users

    GP earns record revenue in 1st quarter

    Bangladesh’s leading mobile service operator Grameenphone has earned record Tk 3,490 crore revenue in the first quarter of 2019.

  • Samsung gets reports of Galaxy Fold screen problems

    Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said it has received “a few” reports of damage to the displays of samples of its upcoming foldable smartphone, raising the prospect of a less-then-smooth entry for the splashy $1,980 handset.

  • Grameenphone call drop

    GP’s call rate to rise

    Per minute call charge of using mobile phone service of Grameenphone is set to increase as they have been declared as the significant market power (SMP) operator, telecom ministry decides in a meeting.

  • BTRC audit claim unfounded: GP

    Grameenphone yesterday demanded that the telecom regulator withdraw its recent claim of Tk 12,579.95 crore from the operator, terming the unpaid amount unearthed by audit as “unfounded and without any legal basis”.

  • Grameenphone hits 1cr 4G internet users

    Bangladesh’s dominating mobile network operator Grameenphone has become the first operator to touch 1 crore 4G mobile internet users.

  • Huawei launches event focusing 5G potential

    Huawei launched a five-day event yesterday emphasising possibilities of 5G and introducing various advanced features of next generation networking equipment, integration and value creation from digital inclusion.

  • Mobile network disrupted in electricity outage

    Mobile network disrupted in power outage: Telcos

    Telecom operators blame power outages in the aftermath of severe weather conditions for the disruption in mobile network across the country.

  • South Korea first to roll out 5G services, beating US and China

    South Korea will become the first country to commercially launch fifth-generation (5G) services on Friday as it rolls out the latest wireless technology with Samsung Electronics' new 5G-enabled smartphone Galaxy S10.

  • Telcos fall short of 4G speed promise

    None of the mobile operators can maintain the required 4G speed of 7 megabytes per second in any of the four divisions of Khulna,

  • 4G mobile internet service

    4G only in papers, not in reality

    None of the mobile operators can ensure 4G services outside Dhaka city, says a report published by Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission.

  • GP mobile operator

    Govt asks GP to pay Tk 12579.95 cr

    The government has sent a notice claiming Tk 12579.95 crore dues from Grameenphone. Of the total amount, the leading mobile phone operator owes Tk 8494.01 crore to Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) and Tk 4085.94 crore to National Board of Revenue (NBR).

  • Sri Lanka powers up South Asia’s first pilot mobile 5G service

    For the first time in South Asia, Sri Lanka's largest telecommunications service provider Dialog Axiata PLC has successfully demonstrated a fully standards based 5G mobile service, integrating 5G network infrastructure with a mobile 5G device.

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    6,500 mobile towers offline after storm

    Over 6,500 mobile network towers went offline across Bangladesh after yesterday’s nor’wester that wreaked havoc in Dhaka, insiders say.

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    Locally assembled Samsung handsets bearing fruit

    The local assembly of handsets by Samsung is already bearing fruit as their quality in some cases is better than the imported ones and the prices are also low, said Muyeedur Rahman, head of mobile at Samsung Mobile Bangladesh.

  • Grameenphone restrictions go

    The telecom regulator yesterday lifted the four restrictions it had imposed on Grameenphone after the penalties were challenged in the High Court.

  • Mobile assembly gathers pace

    Three more local companies are in the process of rolling out their mobile assembling plants as astute players look to exploit the 14 percentage points of tax benefit being offered to log in higher sales.

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    Dial 100 to lodge complaint against mobile operators

    Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) urges all the telecom users to lodge any complaints regarding the operators' services by calling its short code 100.

  • BDCom launch IPTV

    BDCOM to launch internet TV on Pohela Boishakh

    A private company declares to launch state of the art IPTV (Internet Protocol television) service in the country as the first company from Pohela Boishakh, first day of the first day of Bengali calendar.

  • Mobile, Internet Use: Women far behind men

    Some 58 percent of adult women in Bangladesh own mobile phones while only 13 percent use the internet, a new study found, exposing the wide gender gap in the digital sphere.

  • Robi returns to profit after 2yrs

    Robi ended 2018 on a positive note despite incurring huge losses in the last quarter, logging in Tk 214.7 crore in net profits on the