Saturday, September 30, 2023

Mobile number portability guideline okayed

The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission on Monday approved the directives on Mobile Number Portability to allow subscribers switching their operators without changing their numbers. The BTRC will issue a directive to the mobile companies soon, said commission officials. The telecom regulator recently designed the key features

BTRC to appoint 2 individuals as 5 firms rejected

The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission will appoint two individuals as consultants for conducting the 3G auction management as the five firms which applied for the consultant job failed to match commission’s criteria as per tender, said BTRC officials. The five companies applied for the job after the commission

BTRC to serve show-cause notice on Robi about promotional package

Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission will serve a show-cause notice on mobile phone operator Robi for violating rules in a recent promotional campaign, said the commission officials. The Robi in a recent promotional offer, Ghachang Talk More, offered its subscribers holiday trip for couple and 46 inch Samsung Smart Internet TV on the basis

BTRC extends tender submission deadline

The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission has extended the tender submission deadline to April 15 for the international firms for managing 3G auction. A BTRC notice on Tuesday said all other provisions of the tender offer would remain the same. The previous deadline for the interested parties

BTRC relaxes payment rules for IGW, ICX operators

The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission has relaxed the revenue sharing and licensing fees provisions for IGW and ICX operators. According to the amendment to IGW and ICX licence guideline, the operators will get more time to deposit the revenue sharing money and licensing fees than

BTRC to bring int’l calls on single platform

Asks IGW operators to form clearing house for better monitoring The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Authority has directed the international gateway operators to form a clearing house in a bid to curb illegal international call termination and unhealthy competition among the service providers. The BTRC in a directive asked the IGW operators to from the central platform ... Read more

Make VAS prices clear to customers

Telecom regulator asks mobile operators The telecom regulator has asked mobile operators to inform customers about the regular tariff of their SMS-based value added services when the promotional period of a particular service ends. The regulator also directed the operators to let the customers choose whether they want to continue receiving the service at the ... Read more

BTRC seeks opinion on draft consumer protection guideline

Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission on Thursday sought public opinion on draft National Telecommunication Consumer Protection Guideline to ensure that the consumers’ privacy is being protected and the operators are maintaining commercial ethics. The commission has made the draft public and people can submit their suggestions

BTRC to go tough on mobile phone operators

Bill Shocks After Promotional Offers BTRC to go tough on mobile phone operators The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission is likely to go tough on the mobile phone operators as many subscribers are facing bill shocks after availing themselves of different promotional or campaign offers. BTRC officials said the commission would issue a directive to the ... Read more

Unregistered SIMS banned from Friday

Mobile operators will not be able to sell pre-activated connections from Friday as the telecom regulator introduced a raft of measures to tighten the registration process to fight crimes committed using cellphones. Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) said mobile operators would have to stop purchase and sales of all kinds of pre-activated SIM (subscriber identity ... Read more

Draft BTRC orders eye slashed P1 internet rate

Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission has drafted a host of orders for mobile operators to give better services to subscribers including reduced rate for ‘pay as you go’ or P1 internet package. The commission on Thursday posted the draft on its web site and sought public opinion by October 10. As per the draft orders, the ... Read more

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 ... Read more

SIM cards to be regulated

The telecom regulator has decided to come down heavily on the sale of subscriber identity module (SIM) cards to curb illegal voice over internet protocol (VoIP) operations, and to prevent crimes from being committed with the help of mobile phones, sources said. The

GP, Banglalink fail to meet BTRC deadline

10-Second Pulse GP, Banglalink fail to meet BTRC deadline Two leading mobile phone operators failed to implement the directive of telecom regulators to introduce 10-second pulse on each mobile call within the latest deadline that ended on Saturday. Four other companies also failed to introduce flat call rate or same rate for every minute of ... Read more