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Robi, Airtel get merged

Telecom Correspondent Mobile operator Robi and Airtel today have started their journey as a merger company. Mobile operator Robi announced the completion of proposed telecom merger with Airtel after getting an approval from the Register of the Joint Stock Companies. The company will be known as Robi Axiata Limited from today. Robi`s Vice President Ekram Kabir said, “Today Robi has ... Read More »

Citycell to get spectrum after board meeting, BTRC to SC Mobile phone operator Citycell will get spectrum after board meeting of Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC).   BTRC informed this to the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court (SC) through its lawyer Sheikh Fazle Noor Tapas on Sunday.   Sheikh Fazle Noor Tapas told the Supreme Court that a board meeting of BTRC scheduled for today (Sunday) will take ... Read More »

Regulator to fine GP for violating Telecommunication Act

The telecoms regulator will fine Bangladesh’s largest mobile phone operator Grameenphone (GP) for providing wired internet services under its ‘Go Broadband’ venture, reports  The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) decided to slap the fine at a meeting on Wednesday after it found GP’s response to a notice served earlier as ‘unsatisfactory.’ “We have agreed that it was a violation ... Read More »

BTRC suspends CityCell’s spectrum Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) today suspended the spectrum of Citycell as the mobile phone operator failed to pay dues. “We have suspended the spectrum of Citycell around 5:00pm,” BTRC Chairman Shahjahan Mahmood told The Daily Star. On August 17, the BTRC issued a notice to Citycell asking to explain by 30 days why its licence for the operation ... Read More »

BTCL to upgrade its network Bangladesh Telecommunication Company Ltd is set to upgrade its countrywide network with a view to competing with the mobile phone operators, who grabbed much of the market share of the state-run landline operator. Following the overhaul, BTCL will be able to offer low-cost and high-speed internet connectivity through land phones. For that end, the cabinet committee on economic affairs ... Read More »

HC gives Citycell a month’s lifeline to continue business

Citycell, which is facing an imminent closure for failing to pay government dues, now been given a desperate one-month lifeline to be in business, reports The regulators BTRC on Aug 17 sent a notice to Bangladesh’s oldest mobile-phone operator, asking why it would not be shut down for failing pay back around Tk 4.78 billion in government dues despite ... Read More »

GP gets ‘013’ number series with existing ‘017’ Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission today decided to allow Grameenphone a new number series of 013 with their existing 017 prefix which is close to be exhausted. Grameenphone, the leading mobile phone operator of the country, for the last two years, applied for an additional number series for its new connections as projected sales suggest the existing ‘017’ prefix could ... Read More »

Govt cancels Citycell licence

The government has cancelled the licence of country’s first mobile phone operator Citycell.   State Minister for Post and Telecommunications Tarana Halim disclosed the government’s decision at a press briefing at the Secretariat on Tuesday. The government has took the decision to shut the country`s oldest mobile phone operator Citycell as it has failed to pay dues around Tk 477.51 crore, she said. The Citycell  subscribers ... Read More »

Tarana sees ‘immaturity’ in BTRC deadline for Citycell customers to switch operator Tarana Halim says the BTRC’s decision to ask customers of Citycell, which is facing closure, to switch to another operator within Aug 16 is ‘immature’. The state minister for post and telecommunications made the observation on Sunday, two days before the cut-off time. “How can we [ask them to] switch operator before taking an official decision? I think BTRC ... Read More »

Banglalink’s revenue rises 5pc Banglalink’s total revenue increased 5 percent year-on-year to Tk 1,231.95 crore in the second quarter of 2016 even in the face of Ramadan and intense market competition. The operator, however, did not disclose its net profit during the period in the financial report, which was published yesterday on its parent company VimpelCom’s website. The increase in revenue was mainly ... Read More »