Registration for Banglalink’s ‘ennovators’ begins

Business Desk : dhakamirror.com Banglalink has kicked off the registration process for the sixth season of ennovators, a digital idea-based competition in the country. Ennovators is a platform for creative young people of the country looking to showcase their ideas in the field of digital innovation against the challenges of today’s world. Over the course … Read more

Now mobile users to get promotional SMS in Bangla

From now on, telecom operators will send all promotional and system-generated text messages and notifications in Bangla. Telecom Minister Mustafa Jabbar yesterday launched the service at an event at the conference room of the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC).
This feature will be beneficial for a vast number of people, since

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Mediacom signs deal with Banglalink’s video streaming app Toffee

Mediacom Limited has signed a contract with mobile operator Banglalink’s video streaming app Toffee.
Erik Aas, chief executive officer of Banglalink, and Anjan Chowdhury, managing director of Mediacom Limited, signed the agreement on behalf of their respective organisations recently.
Under the deal, Mediacom will provide content

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BTRC serves show-cause notices on GP, Banglalink

Failure to launch 10-second pulse
BTRC serves show-cause notices on GP, Banglalink
Asks them to refund additional charge to subscribers
The telecom regulator on Thursday served show-cause notices on Grameenphone and Banglalink for failing to launch 10-second pulse in each call and flat tariff rate by September 15 and asked them to refund the additional charges they took from the subscribers after the deadline passed.
In separate letters to the leading operator GP and second largest operator Banglalink, the

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Mobile towers’ radiation poses threat hazards

An in-depth study of the impact of radiation emanating from cellphone towers on human health and environment is yet to be conducted in the country, even though the number
of cellphone towers established by different operators has increased significantly in the last few years, following the expansion of mobile networks on a large

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NBR freezes 3 mobile co accounts

The National Board of Revenue on Thursday put a freeze on bank accounts of three mobile operators—Robi, Banglalink and Citycell—for not paying Tk 393.49 crore as supplementary duties and value added tax on SIM and RIM card sales, a senior NBR official said.
The large taxpayers unit (LTU-VAT) of NBR sent a letter to all commercial banks to freeze

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Three mobile cos deposit Tk 2,372cr in fees, VAT

Licence renewal fee installment 
Three mobile cos deposit Tk 2,372cr in fees, VAT
Mobile companies Grameenphone, Robi and Banglalink on Thursday gave a total sum of Tk 2,372 crore to the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission as the second instalment of licence renewal fee, spectrum charge and VAT.
However Citycell submitted an application to the BTRC on the day, seeking extension of the

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Four telcos set to get 2G licence renewed

After a stand-off with the BTRC for more than eight months, four mobile phone operators Grameenphone, Banglalink, Robi and Citycell will get their 2G licences renewed on Tuesday for the next 15 years.
Zia Ahmed, chairman of Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC), said they have sent letters to the operators yesterday asking them to send their representatives to

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3G, VAS guidelines not friendly for business: Orascom CEO

The visiting Orascom Telecom chief executive officer Ahmed Abou Doma on Saturday said that the draft 3G licensing and value added-service guidelines ‘will put many foreign investments off the country.’
Abou Doma, addressing a press conference at the Westin hotel in the capital, also asked the regulator and the government to reach a consensus with telecoms operators before putting into the

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Banglalink’s revenue up 19pc

Banglalink’s revenue rose 19 percent to Tk 1,070 crore in the first quarter, compared to the same period a year ago. An aggressive subscriber acquisition strategy for the quarter, in addition to a higher level of value-added service and data adoption led to the revenue increase for Q1, the country’s second largest mobile phone operator said in a report

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Telcos seek more time to pay licence renewal fees

Four mobile operators will not pay outstanding fees for their licence renewal before they receive the certified copies of the High Court’s verdict on the Grameenphone versus BTRC case.
Officials of Grameenphone, Banglalink, Robi and Citycell yesterday met Zia Ahmed, chairman of Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission, and expressed

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Telcos puzzled by regulator’s new letter

Licence Renewal Fees
Telcos puzzled by regulator’s new letter
Four mobile telephone operators are confused over a letter from Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission that asked them to pay a due amount and late fees for licence renewal.
The BTRC on Wednesday asked Grameenphone, Banglalink, Robi and Citycell to deposit a combined amount of Tk 857.46 crore within 10 days to renew their

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Banglalink launches 3rd compilation of “Jagoroner Gaan”

Banglalink, in collaboration with Jagoron Chorcha o Songskriti Kendro, Prothom Alo, Channel i, Radio ABC and Step Media Ltd, launched the 3rd “Jagoroner Gaan” compilation recently. On the heels of the success of the previous collections, the new album hits music stores all across the nation on December 10. A press conference was held on December 5 to announce the launch of the latest compilation at

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‘Sky is the limit for Banglalink’

Orascom Telecom Group CEO reflects his thoughts on Bangladesh market
The view from Orascom Telecom Holding’s group CEO’s office is breathtaking. You can see the mighty river Nile flowing right through the Egyptian capital Cairo. You can tell why they call this longest river in the world the lifeline of the country and watch the city expand by its shores.
Just like the view from his office, Ahmed Abou Doma, Group CEO of OTH, has a bird’s eye view

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Cell operators given a shock

Telecoms regulator asks for new fee for old bandwidth
Telecoms regulator yesterday sent letters to four mobile operators in the country asking them to pay spectrum charges and renewal fees and have their licences renewed for the next 15 years.
Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) also sought papers related to tax, VAT and VoIP from the operators

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