Thursday, February 29, 2024

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

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 ... Read more

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 ... Read more

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

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 ... Read more

‘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

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 ... Read more

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

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 ... Read more