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  • Banglalink brings 014 number series

    Banglalink yesterday announced the introduction of its new number series -- 014.

  • Moto E5 Plus launched

    Handset maker Motorola has recently launched “Moto E5 Plus” in the Bangladesh market.

  • Mobile data usage rises 46pc on 4G

    Data usage through mobile phones got momentum after the roll-out of 4G service in February, with the average consumption hitting the landmark of one gigabyte (1GB).

  • High duty adds to handset prices

    People have to spend more to purchase mobile phones in Bangladesh compared to any foreign country because of high import duty, a top official of a leading Chinese handset maker said.

  • Internet price in Bangladesh may be cheaper

    Internet may be cheaper from next month

    The government is likely to reduce the value-added tax for the backward linkage of internet service providers to 5 percent with the view to lowering the price of internet for more than 9 crore internet users ahead of the general election.

  • Handset sales drop

    Mobile phone sales dropped in the first nine months of the year, with the industry now bracing itself for a full-year of negative growth -- a first for the sector.

  • Robi turns a profit after seven quarters

    Robi bounced back to profitability in the third quarter of the year after seven straight quarters of losses, helped by the sell-off of its 20 percent stakes in the telecom infrastructure provider edotco Bangladesh.

  • VoIP business in Bangladesh

    42,150 SIMs seized for illegal VoIP

    Incoming international voice calls dropped 50 percent to 3.5 crore minutes a day in two years thanks to illegal call routing channels,

  • Govt gets keys of Bangabandhu Satellite

    Bangladesh was yesterday handed over the keys of Bangabandhu Satellite-1 by its manufacturer Thales Alenia Space, meaning the government can finally start monetising the Tk 2,765.66 crore-project.

  • Internet penetration slows in 4G era

    The growth of internet in the first nine months of the year has been the lowest in three years despite the roll out of the faster 4G mobile data service in February.

  • Grameenphone services

    GP bags 5m active 4G internet users

    Grameenphone hits the milestone of 5 million active users in 4G internet. The private telecom operator becomes the first operator of the country through this achievement this week, GP says in a press release.

  • Teletalk 4G Internet Service

    Teletalk to inject Tk 5,554cr to boost network

    Teletalk is set to go on a massive investment haul to expand its network and upgrade its existing infrastructure with the view to getting it up to speed with its nimble-footed competitors.

  • BGMEA chief's company gets IGW licence

    The government is set to award one more licence for the international voice call routing -- a mindboggling move given the sector is already overcrowded and struggling.

  • Corporate SIM sale now needs prior BTRC nod

    Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has tightened its grip on the sale of corporate mobile connections to prevent misuse, including illegal activities, of the connections.

  • GP profit rises 26pc in Jan-Sep

    Net profit of Grameenphone rose 26.6 percent to Tk 2,610 crore in the first nine months of the year, compared to the same period a year ago, on the back of higher growth of data and voice revenues.

  • Telcos reluctant to compensate for call drops

    Mobile phone operators gave back only a third of the minutes payable to users because of massive call drops in the year to September, highlighting their reluctance to compensate customers, according to the telecom regulator.

  • mobile number portability service

    Robi gains, GP loses

    Robi has pulled in 16,916 customers to its network from three rivals in the first three weeks after the mobile number portability was rolled out, according to a report of the telecom regulator.

  • GP 013 number series

    Now '013' too GP

    Grameenphone begins selling its new phone number series starting with ‘013’.

  • 5th mobile assembly plant opens today

    Mobile handset assembling is set to expand further in the country as a fifth company is set to officially announce its enrolment today with its own “5 Star Mobile” brand.

  • Buy handsets with ease

    The telecom regulator has finalised a directive that will soon allow those with no credit card to enjoy equal monthly instalment facility to purchase high-end smartphones from mobile operators.

  • Now you can use any operator keeping same mobile number

    The much-awaited mobile number portability (MNP) service is launched for the first time in Bangladesh. With this Bangladesh becomes the 72nd country to make the service available.

  • Mobile Operators of Bangladesh

    Telcos spend Tk 104cr on digital marketing

    The top three mobile operators spent Tk 104 crore last fiscal year for reaching their target audience through digital platforms, with Facebook being the most popular medium.

  • Most advanced data centre set for test run

    A test run of Bangladesh's first Tier 4 national data centre, comprising the most advanced technology in use around the world, will begin in the first week of October as part of the government's move to boost the country's data storage capacity.

  • Mobile internet pricing set for adjustments

    Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology Minister Mustafa Jabbar yesterday said the government has taken an initiative to adjust prices of data packages of mobile internet services.

  • Call 2872 for harmful online games, BTRC

    Stop unwanted messages

    The telecom regulator has ordered mobile operators to stop sending commercial and promotional messages to subscribers if they choose not to receive those.

  • Qubee parts with individual subscribers

    Nearly nine years past its launch, wireless broadband operator Qubee has brought to a close its individual subscriber-centric services.

  • Fortune recognises Telenor's Tonic

    Telenor Group has recently been recognised by Fortune magazine for its work to bring affordable healthcare to the mass market through its Tonic mobile service in Bangladesh.

  • Mobile internet data service

    Mobile data leads to internet boom

    The number of the country's active internet connections increased about 20 percent year-on-year to 8.78 crore at the end of June on the back of fast-growing mobile internet and the government's push for digitalisation.

  • Govt approves four tower licences

    The government yesterday approved four applications for tower operations licences as part of its move to separate the network business from telecom services with the view to rationalising the number of towers in the country.

  • BTRC fixes call rate Tk0.45 per minute

    Uniform call rate from today

    A uniform minimum call rate of Tk 0.45 per-minute for mobile phones is going to be effective from early hours of Tuesday as the government approved the fresh tariff to establish a level playing field for the country's telecom operators.

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