Business Desk : dhakamirror.com Preinstallation of Bijoy app on android phones is still mandatory for the importers and manufacturers of the devices, but it is not obligatory for the users to use the Bangla writing software, Telecom Minister Mustafa Jabbar said today. The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has not changed its stance over the ... Read more
News Desk : dhakamirror.com BTRC (Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission) will disable more than 15 SIMs registered to a single national identity (NID.) There are a total of 3.13 million such SIM cards under 7.24 million NIDs, according to the telecom regulator, and they will all be terminated by November 30. A user may register a ... Read more
Business Desk : dhakamirror.com According to Grameenphone the latest ban on SIM sales from the telecom watchdog was unexpected. The operator will decide how to proceed after reviewing the regulator’s letter relating to the suspension. The leading telecom operator was directed not to sell new SIM cards by the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) on ... Read more
Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has fined four mobile phone operators, including state-owned telecom operator Teletalk, Tk 76.5 million on allegations of operating illegal VoIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol), reports UNB. BTRC fined Teletalk Tk 50 million, Robi Tk 20 million, while Grameenphone and
Mobile phone users in Bangladesh will now be able to carry forward their mobile data. This landmark announcement comes from Mustafa Jabbar, Minister of Telecom today after the government introduces a new directive at the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission’s (BTRC) premises. During the launch, Mustafa Jabbar informed that users were having issues with
The telecom regulator has given the operators additional 15 days to implement a directive that cuts the number of offers and enables customers to carry forward their unused internet data of the current deal to the next one. The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) in a press release said that the directive will be implemented ... Read more
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
The telecom regulator is set to start a field-level monitoring drive Saturday in three districts to gauge the quality of data service following complaints from customers. The drive will eventually cover 45 upazilas in 15 districts. Other than checking the internet speed with equipment, the team from Bangladesh
The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission has initiated a move to study the inter-operator charges of the voice call tariff in a bid to lower the call rate at the user level, said officials. BTRC officials said the commission has called a meeting with the chief executive officers of the mobile phone companies on Thursday to ... Read more
The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission on Thursday asked mobile phone operators to introduce by January, 2014 mobile number portability service which will allow users to change operators without changing numbers. BTRC officials said after the introduction of the MNP, the number signature, for example 0155 serial for state-run Teletalk,
Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission on Tuesday asked mobile phone operators to reduce the internet price within July 30, but the commission did not set any standard to this end. The BTRC in a meeting with the mobile phone operators
The mobile phone operators have agreed to slash the internet price following increasing pressure from the users and different organisations, said Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission officials. The mobile phone operators gave their consent for
The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission on Sunday rescheduled the auction date for awarding 3G licences to September 2 amid pressure from mobile operators to resolve the pending value-added tax issue. BTRC officials said the commission also failed to
Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission will sit in a meeting today with the internet service provider and mobile phone operators following the ongoing protest for reducing the internet price. BTRC officials said a delegation of protestors,
The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission has recently sent a draft amendment to the Broadband Wireless Access Services guideline to the telecommunications ministry to provide the fixed internet service providers with mobile wireless internet service (WiMAX) licence.
Forms 16-member committee for the job The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission on Monday formed a 16-member committee to manage auction of the 3G licence as its move to appoint consultant for the job failed to bring any positive result. The BTRC in two phases called expression of interest
Several ICT-based organisations on Wednesday asked the telecom regulator to reduce internet price at the end-user level or face indefinite sit-in demonstration from June 12. They set the 15-day timeframe to fix the internet price at Tk 0.10 for per megabyte or Tk 10 for per Gigabyte.
CAG audit finds GP, Banglalink, Robi get frequency at lower rate The government lost Tk 840 crore in revenue as Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission in 2008 allocated additional 12 MHz frequency to three mobile phone companies for 18 years with lower charges, a government audit found. The BTRC unduly allocated the 12 MHz frequency to
The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission on Sunday withdrew its order of reducing internet’s uplink bandwidth by 75 per cent following heavy criticism from internet users and stakeholders. ‘That was a temporary decision for securitising the
Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission will establish a central monitoring unit to analyse international calls for curbing illegal voice over internet protocol business. The new unit will have latest software with fraud detection system and measurement of revenue losses by analysing routes and call traffic variation.