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  • India's Airtel sells $508m stake amid Jio fight

    Indian telecom giant Bharti Airtel sold a half-billion-dollar stake in its mobile tower business Tuesday to help shrink its debts as it

  • Telcos claw back momentum

    The telecom industry has regained its growth momentum, as the number of new mobile connections has increased 18.16 percent year-on-year to 14.07 crore in September this year.

  • Handset vendors revving up for 4G

    Handset vendors are now gearing up for the rollout of 4G service in Bangladesh such that customers can enjoy the fastest data service as soon as it becomes available in the first quarter of 2018.

  • Services to come in six months

    The telecom regulator yesterday directed a joint venture to receive the licence to launch mobile number portability service in six

  • NBR demands Tk 925cr unpaid VAT from Robi

    The National Board of Revenue yesterday demanded Tk 925 crore from Robi Axiata as unpaid value-added tax after an audit found

  • BTRC formulating integrated service quality regulation

    Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission has formed a committee to formulate an integrated regulation on service quality for all kinds of telecom service providers to ensure better satisfaction of end users.

  • 15 SIMs per NID: govt

    The telecom regulator has reduced the number of SIMs that can be registered against one National Identity Card (NID) from 20 to 15.

  • Tarana Halim

    Teletalk to distribute free SIMs among 20 lakh women

    State owned mobile operator Teletalk will distribute free SIMs among 20 lakh women by the next three months for ensuring their easy access to internet and improving their living standard, says Telecommunication State Minister Tarana Halim.

  • Govt meets mobile operators' demands

    In a surprise move the government yesterday decided to amend the guidelines on 4G service by incorporating the mobile operators'

  • GP heading towards a record year

    Grameenphone, the country's leading mobile operator, is on course to logging in its highest ever profit in its 20-year history on the

  • Make 4G guidelines more investment friendly

    The government should revisit its recently-approved 4G guidelines to make them more investment-friendly and help operators roll out the fourth-generation technology, said the president of the Association of Mobile Telecom Operators of Bangladesh.

  • BTCL

    BTCL's wholesale upgrade gets green light

    A long pending project of Bangladesh Telecommunications Company Ltd to upgrade and modernise its countrywide network finally

  • Call 2872 for harmful online games, BTRC

    BTRC gets 2 new commissioners

    The government has appointed two new commissioners on a three-year term for separate divisions of Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC).

  • Maintenance work to disrupt internet mid-Oct

    Internet users are likely to face disruption in services in mid-October due to maintenance work of a primary submarine cable across the Bay of Bengal.

  • Aamra to start local assembly of handsets in Dec

    Local ICT service provider Aamra Holdings plans to start test production of smartphones in its assembly plant in the capital's Mirpur in

  • Five mobile operators face legal action

    Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) is set to take legal action against five mobile phone operators for failing to deposit into the exchequer Tk 100 crore of unused prepaid balance found in SIMs that were blocked between 2008 and 2014.

  • Telcos re-raise concerns over 4G guideline

    Mobile operators have once again sought government permission for using local funds to invest in 4G services, something barred in a

  • Walton kicks off trial assembly of handsets

    Local handset brand Walton has started assembling smartphones on a trial basis at its own plant in Gazipur with hopes of starting

  • Around the world, a muted launch for Apple's iPhone 8

    APPLE Inc's launch of the iPhone 8 kicked off with less fanfare on Friday than new models in previous years in the United States, Asia,

  • Rohingya crisis

    ‘Action if mobile operators sell SIMs to Rohingya refugees’

    Mobile phone operators of the country will face legal actions if they are found involved in selling SIM cards to Rohingya refugees, State Minister for Post and Telecommunications Tarana Halim says.

  • 4G service by December

    Mobile users can brace themselves for faster 4G services by December if the licences are handed out in November, a minister said.

  • Teletalk to 'die' if funds not injected: Tarana

    Teletalk will not survive if the government does not allocate adequate funds for the state-run mobile operator, said Tarana Halim, state minister for telecom, yesterday.

  • 4G auction by Dec

    The telecom regulator is set to organise an open auction by December for selling spectrum in three bands, which

  • BTRC revenue hits 6-year low

    BTRC's revenue collection for 2016-17 declined about 10.79 percent year-on-year to Tk 3,754.64 crore, a six-year low, apparently for a decrease in earnings under its revenue sharing policy with mobile and international gateway operators.

  • Robi Q2 revenue up 8.6pc

    Robi's revenue crept up 8.6 percent to Tk 1,680 crore in the second quarter of 2017 on the back of solid growth in voice and data sales, brought about by the merger with Airtel in some measure.

  • Huawei eyes Bangladesh’s growing smartphone market

    Huawei mulls over assembling smartphones in Bangladesh after the government this fiscal year slashed the customs duty for mobile parts for assembling locally.

  • Oppo launches A71 for Bangladesh market

    Mobile maker Oppo is all set to launch its latest Selfie technology through its new camera phone A71.

  • BTRC may allow mobile virtual network operator

    The telecom regulator considers allowing mobile virtual network operators (MVNO) with a view to injecting more competition into the cellular communication market.

  • Samsung unveils Galaxy Note 8

    Samsung Electronics Co's Galaxy Note 8 showcases boasts improved stylus-related features like letting users easily create Graphics Interchange Format content and dual-lens camera arrangement.

  • Samsung unveils Galaxy Note 8

    Samsung Electronics Co's Galaxy Note 8 showcases boasts improved stylus-related features like letting users easily create Graphics Interchange Format content and dual-lens camera arrangement.