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Aggressive market campaign costs GP in net profit

  Vivek Sood, chief executive officer of Grameenphone, speaks at a programme to release its first-quarter report at Sonargaon Hotel in Dhaka yesterday. Grameenphone’s first quarter profit dropped 13.46 percent year-on-year on the back of increased spending on marketing, inflation and energy price hike. Between January and March, Grameenphone recorded Tk 450 crore in net profits, down from the ... Read More »

5 pvt mobile phone operators invest Tk 56,220cr till 2012

  Telecom Desk Country’s five private mobile phone operators collectively invested Tk 56,220 crore here as of December last year with GrameenPhone having the highest investment, Posts and Telecommunications Minister told Parliament on Wednesday. Currently, six mobile phone operators including the state-owned Teletalk are providing telecom services in the country, Sahara Khatun said, responding to a starred tabled question of ... Read More »

3 foreign cos keen to bid for 3G licence Three new foreign telecom operators have expressed interest to participate in the 3G auction scheduled to be held on June 24, said officials. They said representatives of the foreign operators recently met with the high officials of Bangladesh Telecom Regulatory Commission (BTRC) to learn about the bidding process and the investment procedures. Read More »

3G auction faces delay

Abdullah Mamun, The Daily Star The 3G auction set for June 24 lies in uncertainty as disputes between the government and mobile operators remain unresolved. Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission plans to postpone the auction until July, a BTRC official said. Sunil Kanti Bose, chairman of BTRC, said it would not be possible to commit to hosting the action in June. ... Read More »

robi launches new campaign ‘Ghechang.’

 Renowned mobile operator brand Robi has started their new campaign to promote lower call rates and exclusive win back bonus offers, titled: ‘Ghechang.’, says a press release. The campaign relates the cutting down of call rates with the scissor snapping ‘Ghechang.’ The essence of this campaign is to communicate that Robi is offering a very affordable call rate in the ... Read More »

Airtel signs corporate agreement with Securex Airtel Bangladesh Ltd signed a corporate agreement with Securex (Pvt) Ltd, a security service company operating since 1988, at the corporate office of Airtel on Wednesday in the city. Under the agreement, Securex will avail corporate mobile solutions from Airtel. Chief Financial Officer of Airtel Bangladesh Ltd SK Mukhopadhyay and CEO of Securex (Pvt) Ltd Farhan ... Read More »

AMTOB launches website, monthly newsletter

Desk Report Association of Mobile Telecom Operators of Bangladesh (AMTOB) on Monday launched a monthly newsletter and a website aiming to disseminate sector’s information at the grassroots. Post and Telecommunications Minister Advocate Sahara Khatun and Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu attended the inauguration programme at a city hotel. Speaking on the occasion, Sahara Khatun said the newsletter and website would ... Read More »

Xpress money kicks off financial awareness campaign Xpress Money, money transfer brand in the world, launched a financial awareness campaign in Chittagong to celebrate Pohela Boisakh with its Bangladeshi customers. As part of this interactive campaign, Xpress Money branded canter van visited the key remittance pockets in Chittagong and engaged with the local beneficiaries, educating them on importance of safe remittance practices. On the auspicious occasion ... Read More »