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  • Grameenphone call drop

    GP subscribers suffer highest call drops

    Grameenphone users suffer the highest call drops and they wait longer to get connected to the number they dial, according to a report of the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission.

  • GP handed out SMP restrictions

    Grameenphone was yesterday slapped with four restrictions by the telecom regulator as part of the penalties for becoming a Significant Market Power (SMP).

  • Bangladesh govt blocks porn site

    Govt blocks 55 more porn sites

    The government blocks 55 more pornographic websites as per its initiatives of internet safety solution programme in the country.

  • 5G internet service in Bangladesh

    Country to enter 5G era through Teletalk

    Fifth generation (5G) mobile technology will be rolled out by the state-owned mobile operator Teletalk in the country before any other telecom operators, Telecom Minister Mustafa Jabbar says.

  • MNP users face troubles

    Fed up with the poor service quality, Imran Hossain, a buying house executive, could not wait to switch his mobile operator. But what held him back was that he would have to give up on his 11-digit mobile number, which he had circulated to one-too-many people.

  • MNP Service in Bangladesh

    1.3 lakh mobile users switch operators using MNP

    In the first four months, 1,33,621 mobile phone users have successfully switched their operators keeping its existing eleven digits number, a service which was introduced aiming to enhance competition in the mobile market.

  • Return money to Robi

    The High Court on Monday ordered the tax administrator to give back the money it took from Robi as fine on charges of illegal imports.

  • GP, Robi to partner with Bank Asia on agent banking

    Top two mobile phone operators Grameenphone and Robi are set to enter into a partnership with Bank Asia on agent banking – a move that is expected to give huge boost to the new service and deepen financial inclusion.

  • social awareness programme #CommonSense

    Robi launches social awareness programme #CommonSense

    The leading digital service provider, Robi, launches a social awareness programme titled #CommonSense with an appeal to the people for continuing to apply common sense as they become ever more sensitised with life in the digital domain.

  • Grameenphone named significant market power

    The telecom regulator yesterday declared Grameenphone as the operator with the Significant Market Power (SMP) to enhance

  • Data pack with min 3-day validity from today

    The curb on mobile internet packages below a minimum three-day validity period starts today.

  • BTRC shuts 2 shops, seizes 700 mobile phones

    The telecom regulator sentences seven shop owners to different terms in jail for their alleged involvement in illegal imports of mobile phones.

  • BTRC chairman Jahurul Haque

    BTRC gets new chairman

    The government yesterday appointed Bangladesh Tele-communication Regulatory Commission's legal commissioner as its chairman.

  • Best Smartphone 2019

    Smartphone import plummets 21pc

    Smartphone imports through the legal channel declined for the first time last year as the government's move to hike import duties to 32 percent last fiscal year appear to have sent illegal imports soaring.

  • Grameenphone's Profit in 2018

    GP logs record profit

    Grameenphone logged a record Tk 3,520 crore profit last year, its highest to date, driven by significant growth in voice and data

  • 4G not flourishing for handset dearth

    The initial enthusiasm for fourth generation (4G) mobile services has started to fall off in the absence of affordable 4G-enabled handsets in the country, Robi officials said in an event yesterday.

  • Set up handset radiation measuring lab

    Mobile phone users yesterday called for setting up a laboratory to measure the radiation of devices as per the standard of the International Commission on Non-Ionising Radiation Protection and banning handsets found to be health hazard.

  • Establish handset radiation measuring lab: Speakers

    Association of mobile phone users asks the authorities concerned to set up proper laboratory to measure the radiation level of mobile devices as per the standard of International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection and ban the devices hazardous to health.

  • Bangladesh regulator launching mobile phone database

    One-third handsets imported illegally

    About 30 percent of the 10 crore mobile handsets currently in use in Bangladesh were imported illegally, said the telecom regulator

  • Mobile phone assembly plant in Bangladesh

    Mobile phone assembly picks up momentum

    Local handset plants churned out 23 lakh units in 2018, with the government's policy that compelled importers to set up plants in the country looking to bear fruit.

  • Technology for locking stolen mobile phone in Bangladesh coming soon

    Option for locking stolen phone soon: BTRC

    Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) will start to work from tomorrow to launch the service called International Mobile Equipment Identity number (IMEI) database.

  • 5G Mobile Internet service in Bangladesh by 2020

    5G licence next year

    The telecom regulator has started its initial preparations for awarding licences to carriers for 5G mobile data service in 2020, said Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) yesterday.

  • Internet growth hits 3-year low

    The growth of new internet connections fell 21.58 percent year-on-year to 1.09 crore in 2018, a three-year low.

  • Robi Axiata

    Robi gains most from MNP

    Robi gained about two-third of the customers that have switched operators by way of the mobile number portability (MNP) service in the first three months of its roll-out.

  • Huawei raps staff for sending New Year tweet via iPhone

    Chinese telecom giant Huawei has punished two employees for posting a New Year greeting on the company's official Twitter account using an iPhone made by arch rival Apple, an internal memo showed.

  • Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite smartphone price in Bangladesh

    Xiaomi brings Mi 8 Lite

    Xiaomi has recently launched the latest model of its flagship Mi 8 series, Mi 8 Lite, in Bangladesh.

  • Digital services at ease as mobile internet is back

    The telecom regulator withdrew the 37-hour suspension on mobile internet services yesterday at 10am.

  • 3G-4G mobile internet services back on

    3G, 4G back on

    Faster internet service has been switched back on 37 hours into its suspension.

  • Teletalk launches 4G internet service

    Teletalk finally launches 4G

    State-owned mobile operator Teletalk finally launched 4G (fourth generation) mobile data services commercially in the capital, some 10 months behind the market's remaining three private wireless carriers.

  • Purchasing apps, games made convenient

    Mobile phone subscribers can now purchase digital services worth up to Tk 600 a month using his/her balance, a development that is expected to give a boost to local app and game developers.