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  • Telecom and ICT ministry

    Allocation for telecom, ICT declined 6.64 per cent

    Allocation for the telecom and ICT ministry declines about 6.64 per cent to 6,064 crore in the proposed budget of 2018-19 fiscal which is placed by Finance Minister MA Muhith at the Jatiya Sangsad.

  • Opportunities and challenges of tower-sharing licences

    The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has decided to award telecom tower licences to four companies.

  • No internet, phone in Motijheel Jun 8-11

    Bangladesh’s telecom authority says they will keep landlines and internet off in Dhaka’s commercial hub Motijheel from June 8-11.

  • Samsung

    Samsung ordered to pay $533m for copying iPhone design

    A federal court jury in the US orders Samsung to pay Apple $533 million for copying iPhone design features in a patent case dating back seven years.

  • Huawei launches 2018 version of Y3 smartphone

    Huawei yesterday launched a new smartphone—Y3 2018 which runs the Go version of Android Oreo (8.1)—for the Bangladesh and global markets.

  • OAM technology

    Record-breaking 100Gbps wireless transmission

    Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT) in Japan has successfully demonstrated the world's first 100Gbps wireless transmission, using a new technology that already surpasses the upcoming 5G standard. But this new tech, called Orbital Angular Momentum (OAM) multiplexing, isn't likely to roll out on a large scale before 2030.

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    Robi loses Tk 103cr in Q1 of 2018

    Robi, the country’s second-largest mobile operator, fails to register profit for the third consecutive quarter, counting net losses of Tk 103 crore in the first quarter of 2018 despite favourable growth in subscriber base and revenue.

  • Internet services

    Internet slows for undersea cable repair

    People in some parts of Bangladesh are experiencing slow internet, because of the ongoing maintenance work in the Chennai portion

  • Telecom tower business garners huge response

    The telecom regulator has so far found 15 parties interested in running Bangladesh's telecom tower business, which is more than triple the number of licences up for grabs.

  • 4G on iPhone

    iPhone users start enjoying 4G in Bangladesh

    Nearly around three months after the launch of fourth-generation (4G) mobile internet, the iPhone users have started to enjoy the speedy service as the country code on the Apple handsets is unlocked.

  • Dhaka stocks fall for fifth session

    Stocks fell for the fifth consecutive session yesterday as lower-than-expected dividend declarations by most banks depressed

  • IMEI database in 3 months

    Finding out whether a mobile handset is original or not is a challenge for a buyer in Bangladesh, as there is no valid database of

  • 4G makes a tepid start

    Only 26 lakh mobile phone users have embraced 4G technology since its rollout nine weeks ago although top operators expanded network robustly on the expectation of bringing more customers under the fourth-generation service quickly.

  • Service delayed by 3 more months

    Mobile phone subscribers will have to wait around three more months to be able to switch operators every 90 days while retaining

  • High tax bar to better telecom service: GSMA

    The national exchequer gets Tk 51 of every Tk 100 spent by a mobile user, leaving less money for the operators to develop network and run business smoothly, the GSMA said yesterday.

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    Robi asked to pay Tk 18.93cr in VAT on 4G licence fee

    The telecom regulator has directed mobile operator Robi Axiata to deposit Tk 18.93 crore as value-added tax on 4G licence fee within April 25.

  • Telcos invested $1 billion for 4G

    Telcos invested $1 billion for 4G

    Mobile phone operators have invested around $1 billion for starting fourth generation (4G) mobile service in the country so far, Association of Mobile Telecom Operators of Bangladesh (AMTOB) says.

  • New rules on cards to fine telcos for noncompliance

    The BTRC is finalising a new set of regulations under which the telecom and internet service providers will have to pay the penalty for

  • Bangladesh Budget 2018-19

    Telcos seek duty benefit for 4G handsets

    Mobile phone operators yesterday sought duty benefits for the import of 4G-enabled handsets, which would help in reducing cost of such devices

  • Mobile operators suffer for utility work, outages

    Mobile operators' network quality is suffering for the fibre optic cable cut and power shortage across the country in recent times.

  • 4G: telcos grin, users frown

    Data consumption by the 4G users has doubled since the fourth-generation service was launched seven weeks ago, but customers' overall experience has not been satisfying so far.

  • Internet services

    Mobile internet access to reach 41% by 2025: GSMA

    Bangladesh’s unique mobile internet penetration will reach 41 percent by 2025, with 4G accounting for half of total connections, the GSMA says in one of its report about Bangladesh mobile industry.

  • Telecom and ICT minister Mustafa Jabbar

    Bangladesh will export smartphones in 2yrs: ICT minister

    Bangladesh will export mobile sets within next two years as several plants have started rolling to assemble smart devices, Telecom and ICT Minister Mustafa Jabbar says.

  • Bangabandhu-1 satellite reaches Florida

    ‘Bangabandhu-1 to be ready for commercial use by Aug’

    Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) Chairman Shahjahan Mahmood says the much waited commercial satellite Bangabandhu-1 will be ready for use by August after its launch within next few weeks.

  • Island of Bangladesh

    Remote islands to get high-speed internet: Jabbar

    The government is going to start a process to ensure high-speed internet connectivity in isolated islands and remotest part of the country through satellite connectivity, telecom and ICT minister Mustafa Jabbar says.

  • Oppo to launch smartphone with 25MP camera

    Oppo, a leading global technology brand, is all set in Bangladesh to launch Oppo F7, a new smartphone with a 25 megapixel front camera using real-time high dynamic range technology.

  • Vivo V9 AI selfie smartphone price in Bangladesh

    Vivo unveils 'AI selfie' smartphone

    China's smartphone producer Vivo officially unveiled Vivo V9, its latest flagship smartphone, at a ceremony in Le Méridien Dhaka on Monday night.

  • Vivo-Huawei New mobile phone

    New handsets from Vivo, Huawei

    Vivo and Huawei -- Two leading mobile phone brands -- unveil their two new flagship devices called ‘V9 smartphone’ and ‘Huawei Y9 2018’ in Bangladesh.

  • Teletalk 4G Internet Service

    Teletalk plans 4G launch in Aug, with just Tk 200cr

    Teletalk is preparing to launch fourth generation (4G) mobile service, albeit in big cities, with optimum visibility by August and plans to invest only Tk 200 crore from its own funds to develop 1,100 or around a fourth of its network sites.

  • Mobile networks hit by nor'wester

    Mobile subscribers are experiencing network problems in different parts of the country as operators are facing severe power shortage