Phone producers must preinstall Bijoy app, although users are under no obligation: Jabbar

Business Desk : 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

BTRC to disable additional SIMs under one NID by November 30

News Desk : 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

SIM ban unexpected, says GP since it outperformed benchmark

Business Desk :
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 June 29, who said that the operator had failed to

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Mobile internet users in Bangladesh can now carry forward their data

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

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Telcos’ data carry-forward launch deferred by 15 days

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 by the operators from March 16 instead of

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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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BTRC moves to lower mobile phone call tariff 

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 discuss

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Telcos asked to launch mobile number portability by Jan

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,

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BTRC changes 3G auction date to Sept 2

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

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BTRC scraps plan to appoint consultant for 3G auction

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

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Undue frequency allocation by BTRC causes Tk 840cr govt loss

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

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