Shahid Bappy

August 1, 2021
August 1, 2021
ICT

Broadband Internet: User number hits 1cr milestone

The number of broadband internet connections has surpassed the 1 crore mark in June for the first time as a vast number of people now rely on the internet due to the pandemic which propelled work...

July 4, 2021
July 4, 2021

Operators eye SIM-locked phones to ramp up 4G use

Mobile phone operators are seeking permission from the government to sell network-locked or fixed-SIM handsets at lower prices so that more people can afford smartphones and use 4G service.

June 22, 2021
June 22, 2021

GP retrenches 159 employees

Grameenphone retrenched 159 employees on Sunday after they refused to accept its voluntary retirement scheme (VRS).

June 14, 2021
June 14, 2021

Banks face IT audits

The ICT Division will likely commence an IT audit on banks next month to measure their capability to thwart cyberattacks as growing digitalisation and remote working arrangements have augmented the...

June 4, 2021
June 4, 2021

A boost for ICT

The government is going to bolster the country’s expanding ICT sector with tax exemptions in six more services and VAT waiver on hardware manufacturing as it looks to prepare the nation for the...

May 25, 2021
May 25, 2021

No respite from unwanted texts

Mobile phone subscribers are still being flooded with promotional and commercial messages even a month after they opted to block them, which highlighted that the regulator’s directive to the...

April 28, 2021
April 28, 2021

BTRC cracks down on rogue operators

The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has launched a drive to crack down on the telecom value-added service providers that stealthily activate service on the phones of...

April 18, 2021
April 18, 2021

Network Development Project: ACC opens probe into BTCL graft

The Anti-Corruption Commission has initiated an investigation into allegations of graft in a project of state-run Bangladesh Telecommunications Company Ltd.

April 2, 2021
April 2, 2021

Apps spell doom for int’l call operators

International incoming call operators may soon become a thing of the past in Bangladesh because of the increasing use of social media platforms such as WhatsApp, Imo, Viber, and Facebook Messenger....

March 15, 2021
March 15, 2021

Will mobile phone service improve now?

Last week, Grameenphone and Robi were involved in an intense battle to buy five megahertz of spectrum in 2100 band during an auction.