Thursday, April 18, 2024

Grameenphone reported 5.7% revenue increase in Q3 2022

Business Desk : Telecom operator Grameenphone has reported revenues of Tk11,286.75 crore for the first nine months of 2022, registering a growth of 5.7% from the same period last year. In the third quarter, the company lost some 2.9 million subscribers owing to a ban on SIM sales imposed by the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory ... Read more

GP, EdTech collaborates to promote digital learning

Business Desk : Grameenphone has recently collaborated with Shikho – an EdTech venture in Bangladesh, to promote digital learning. Through this partnership, the connectivity partner to Digital Bangladesh, will host an array of educational content prepared by Shikho on its flagship app MyGP.  MyGP users can now avail of the 70-learning video content directly ... Read more

GP, Hatil team up to enhance lifestyle

Business Desk : Leading mobile phone operator Grameenphone paired up with premium furniture brand Hatil to enhance the lifestyle of its GPStar customers. Selim H Rahman, chairman of Hatil Bangladesh, and Asif Naimur Rashid, chief business officer of Grameenphone, signed the deal at the GPHouse in Dhaka on Monday, a press release said. Under ... 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 ... Read more

Grameenphone turns 25

Grameenphone is celebrating its 25th anniversary with the aim to make a difference and become a digital telco in the coming years as the company believes the time is now to march forward with digital connectivity marking the silver jubilee of its operation in Bangladesh, said a press release. Grameenphone is the first Asian operation ... Read more

GP first to introduce eSIM

Grameenphone, the country’s top mobile phone operator, has launched eSIMs for the first time in Bangladesh and the new product will be available from March 7. So, the customers will have the benefit of connectivity without a physical SIM card on an eSIM enabled device, according to a statement from the

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

GP’s net profits fall as political unrest bites

Grameenphone’s net profits fell slightly in the first half of 2015, hurt by political turmoil and intense price competition. Between January and June, the country’s largest mobile operator logged in Tk 1,050 crore in net profits, down 0.94 percent year-on-year. Grameenphone’s net profits in the second quarter stood at Tk 513 core, which is a ... Read more

Norwegian minister visits GP office

Norwegian trade and commerce minister Trond Giske on Saturday visited GPHouse, the corporate headquarters of Grameenphone. Giske was accompanied by Norwegian ambassador Ragne Birte Lund and Sigve Brekke, chairman of Grameenphone Board and Head of Telenor Asia.

Vivek Sood joins as GP CEO

Vivek Sood on Monday took charge as the chief executive officer of Grameenphone. Sood, an Indian national, replaced former CEO Tore Johnsen after the GP board of directors approved the appointment on December 19. He is the first non-Norwegian CEO of the GP where the Norwegian operator Telenor

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

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

Three mobile cos deposit Tk 2,372cr in fees, VAT

Licence renewal fee installment  Three mobile cos deposit Tk 2,372cr in fees, VAT Mobile companies Grameenphone, Robi and Banglalink on Thursday gave a total sum of Tk 2,372 crore to the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission as the second instalment of licence renewal fee, spectrum charge and VAT. However Citycell submitted an application to the BTRC ... 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