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Citycell seeks more time to pay dues

businessnews24bd.com Citycell has  sought time until December 31 to clear its outstanding charges as the telecom regulator has decided to cancel its spectrum for the failure to pay Tk 477.51 crore in dues despite several reminders. Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission in a public notice on Sunday also asked Citycell subscribers to switch to any other operator by August 16. The ... Read More »

Govt to take final decision on Citycell’s closure : BTRC

businessnews24bd.com The final decision closing down Citycell, Bangladesh’s oldest and lone CDMA mobile-phone operator, will be taken by the government, regulators BTRC says. Chairman Shahjahan Mahmood said at a news gathering on Wednesday that a delegation of the operators, which has failed to pay Tk 4.77 billion in dues, visited BTRC two days ago. “The summary of the discussion will ... Read More »

PMO approves Robi-Airtel merger

businessnews24bd.com The merger between mobile phone operators Robi and Airtel has been okayed by the prime minister’s office. Telecoms regulator officials say that the clearance is significant step to the process of merging Bangladesh operations of the mobile phone companies. The fee for the merger has been fixed at Taka 1 billion. The next step requires the operators to go ... Read More »

Citycell may shut down anytime

businessnews24bd.com The telecom regulator yesterday asked the subscribers of Citycell to switch to any other operator by August 16 as it has decided to cancel spectrum of the country’s oldest mobile phone operator. Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission in a public notice said it has taken the decision as Citycell failed to pay Tk 477.51 crore in dues despite several reminders. ... Read More »

Citycell to shut down anytime

businessnews24bd.com Bangladesh’s oldest mobile phone operator Citycell might be shutting down anytime. Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC), in a notice said, the subscribers have been asked to switch to other mobile operator by August 16. The notice signed by MA Taleb Hossain, director of Legal and Licensing Division of BTRC said the company has dues of over Tk 477 crore ... Read More »

Govt won’t allow more than 5 SIM cards against one NID

The government has decided to cut down the number of maximum number of mobile-phone SIM cards against one National ID from 20 to five,reports bdnews24bd.com The Cabinet Division released a media statement on Tuesday, warning of tough steps against SIM fraud. The statement was issued after the working sessions of the housing and public works ministry, Post and Telecommunications Division ... Read More »

Verizon to announce $5 b deal to buy Yahoo on Monday

Verizon Communications Inc will announce an agreement on Monday to buy Yahoo Inc for about $5 billion, according to a person familiar with the matter,reports bdnews24.com  The announcement will come before the start of New York trading hours, the source added. The deal will end months of uncertainty about Yahoo’s future after the company announced plans to review strategic alternatives ... Read More »

BD regulators fixes Robi-Airtel merger fee at Tk 1 b

The finance ministry has fixed the fee for the merger of the Bangladesh operations of mobile-phone operators Airtel and Robi at Tk 1 billion, reports bdnews24.com It was revealed following talks with a number of officials of the BTRC and the officials from  ministries of finance and telecommunications. State Minister for Posts and Telecommunications Tarana Halim said the amount of ... Read More »

Illegal int’l calls thru’ 22 lakh Teletalk SIMs going on

State-owned carrier Teletalk’s failure to kill around 22 lakh unregistered connections is allowing a huge volume of illegal international calls to be made, depriving the government of revenue. Citing security concerns, the government announced that subscribers would be disconnected after May 31 if they failed to biometrically re-register their SIMs. But its own carrier, Teletalk, continues to allow unauthorised connections ... Read More »

Tk 6b Teletalk expansion project on card

businessnews24bd.com Aiming to offer better and quality services, the government is going to take a fresh project for the state-owned cellular phone operator Teletalk to expand and modernize its network.”A good news is waiting for the Teletalk, as the government has adopted a new development project involving Taka 610 crore for the operator to strengthen its network,” State Minister for ... Read More »