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  • GP profit rises 36pc in Apr-Jun

    Grameenphone's net profit rose 36.3 percent year-on-year to Tk 1,080.44 crore in the April-June period, the highest in a single quarter in the operator's history, helped by an unused portion of tax provisioning as well as growth in voice and data revenue.

  • Call 2872 for harmful online games, BTRC

    Too many offers baffle mobile users

    The telecom regulator has stepped in to protect customers by way of stopping mobile phone operators from confusing subscribers with hundreds of voice and data offers.

  • Telcos to explain why they failed to circulate PM's Eid greetings

    The BTRC has issued two notices within a span of seven days asking Grameenphone, Robi and Banglalink to explain why an Eid-ul-Fitr greeting of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina had not been sent out to subscribers.

  • World's biggest mobile factory opens in Noida

    The world's biggest mobile factory was launched yesterday in Noida, a satellite township of New Delhi, jointly by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and visiting South Korean President Moon Jae.

  • Mobile VAS providers should have licences

    A good number of foreign mobile value-added services companies that repatriate a significant amount of funds from Bangladesh will face regulatory bar as the telecom regulator is set to introduce licensing for the business.

  • Commercial service from September

    Bangabandhu-1 satellite's first commercial service is scheduled to begin in September when it will be connecting vessels navigating in the Bay of Bengal and around the country to each other and to inland ports.

  • BASIS launches second edition of ICT award

    The Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS) yesterday launched a second national ICT award for 2018 to recognise outstanding achievements of individuals and entrepreneurs.

  • Qubee shrinks business amid competition

    Qubee is handing over 20,000 individual subscribers to its main competitor under a revenue sharing model as the wireless broadband service provider is seeking to reshape its business to survive the onslaught of high-speed mobile internet.

  • 5G trial run on July 25

    The government now plans to go for a trial run of 5G mobile technology, which has caused the mobile users to raise an eyebrow, as its predecessor -- 4G -- is yet to cover major parts of the country.

  • GP opposes uniform call rate plan

    Grameenphone yesterday opposed the government's latest plan to introduce uniform call rate for mobile phones.

  • Uniform call rate on cards

    The government plans to introduce a uniform call rate for mobile phones to establish a level playing field for the country's telecom operators.

  • VAT on internet use to go down

    The value-added tax on internet use might be cut by 5 percentage points from the existing 15 percent to meet a longstanding demand of the ICT businesses.

  • 83% television viewers still watch BTV: Inu

    Though there are many private television channels in the country, 83 per cent television viewers still watch Bangladesh Television (BTV), Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu tells Parliament.

  • 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.