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Mobile users cross 100 million

businessnews24bd.com The number of mobile phone users in Bangladesh crossed 100 million by the end of April, according to a Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) press release. Bangladesh ended April with 101.205 million mobile subscribers, up from 99.871 million at the end of March, said the telecom regulator’s statement which was posted on its website on Thursday. Grameenphone led the ... Read More »

GP’s agreement with Narsingdi Chamber

businessnews24bd.com Grameenphone Ltd has  signed an agreement with Narshindi Chamber of Commerce & Industries (NCCI) to provide them with complete communications solutions under its Business Solutions package for the next 5 years. Tor Harald Stromsnes, head of Direct Sales and Alhaj Mosharraf Hossain (CIP), president of NCCI signed the agreement. Ferdous Alom Khan, Head of Business Sales, Dhaka , Rajib ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S4 launched in Bangladesh

Telecom Desk Samsung Electronics Bangladesh and Grameenphone yesterday jointly launched Samsung Galaxy S4, a smartphone, at a programme in the city . The new cellphone priced at Tk 67,500 is available in selected Grameenphone (GP) Centres and Samsung Smartphone Cafés across the country, Samsung said in a statement. Samsung and GP also introduced a 24-month instalment purchase options exclusively for ... Read More »

Nokia sees growth in sales of Lumia smartphones in India

Economic Times, New Delhi Finnish handset maker Nokia, which has been losing market share to Apple and Samsung, is seeing growth in sales of its Windows platform based Lumia smartphones in India and has attributed the pick-up in volumes to rising wealth in the country. “In terms of what is happening in Lumia for us in India, the volumes are ... Read More »

Walton launches new model smart phone

businessnews24bd.com Walton has launched two new models Android smart phone under ‘Primo’ series. The new mobile phone sets are known as ‘Primo X1 and Primo H1. The new smartphones were formerly launched on Saturday at the conference room of the Media Office of R.B. Group at Motijheel in the capital. These 3G sets are now available at mobile phone markets ... Read More »

BTCL offers internet at affordable price

Telecom Desk Bangladesh Telecommunications Company Ltd offers internet services at affordable prices but the state-run firm has failed to attract the expected number of customers due to poor maintenance. The BTCL has optical fibre cable connectivity across 40 districts with backhaul facilities, said SOM Kolimullah, managing director of the company. The company has recently reduced its internet prices by 40 ... Read More »

Regulator defers 3G auction to July 31

Telecom Desk The telecom regulator deferred the 3G auction date to July 31 from June 24, as the operators refused to take part in the auction until the disputes over VAT on spectrum charges and SIM tax are not resolved. Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission also needs more time, as it did not yet find any competent international bidder to hold ... Read More »

BD to get near 100m mobile subscribers

Telecom Desk Bangladesh ended March with 99.871 million mobile subscribers, up from 98.593 million at the end of February. Grameenphone led the market with 41.79 million subscribers, growing from 41.00 million a month earlier, according to the figures from the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC). Banglalink followed with 25.92 million customers, up from 25.85 million, and Robi Axiata with 21.40 ... Read More »

Airtel Bangla goes Indian

Normal 0   Telecom Desk   India-based Bharti Airtel Holdings on Thursday announced to acquire 30 percent shares held by the Warid Group in Airtel Bangladesh Limited for securing complete ownership of the mobile operator.   The announcement was made public in a press release.   Bharti Airtel now holds 70 percent stake in the Bangladesh operation of the Airtel. ... Read More »

Mobile number portability for cellphone users soon

businessnews24bd.com The much-awaited Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) number portability, which allows cellular phone user to migrate from one operator to another without changing their old number, would be introduced soon, said officials. They said the cellular phone users will be able to get better services at cheaper rate retaining the exiting number, as the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has ... Read More »