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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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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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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‘7th Citycell-Channel i Music Awards’ to be given beside Jamuna River

Private mobile operator company Citycell in association with private satellite channel, Channel i is going to organise the ‘7th Citycell-Channel i Music Awards’ beside Jamuna River on Friday afternoon to honour the music artistes and talents of the country. 
This year’s award giving ceremony in entering into international platform and it will focus on

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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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Mobile users cross 75m

Mobile phone subscription has crossed 75 million, according to the country’s telecoms regulator.
Grameenphone had 33.261 million, Banglalink 20.047 million, Robi 14.350 million, Airtel 4.911 million, Citycell 1.747 million and Teletalk 1.166 million subscribers at the end of May, according to Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission

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Sonali Bank inks pact with CityCell for broadband services

State-owned Sonali Bank, the country’s largest commercial bank, yesterday signed an agreement with mobile broadband service provider CityCell to avail the latter’s high-speed broadband services, to speed up remittances. Golam Anjumanarul Islam, head of business, CityCell and Sahid Hossain, deputy general manager (IT Division), Sonali Bank, signed the agreement at

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BTRC under pressure to reduce fee

Mobile phone companies are putting pressure on Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission to reduce the fees they must pay to obtain a renewal of its licence, according to BTRC officials.
The BTRC has published a draft guideline concerning the renewal of the 2G mobile licences of four mobile operators — Grameenphone, Banglalink, Robi and CDMA operator Citycell — as their

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