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,
Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission will sit in a meeting today with the internet service provider and mobile phone operators following
the ongoing protest for reducing the internet price.
BTRC officials said a delegation of protestors,
The finance minister, Abul Maal Abdul Muhith, on Monday said that the government had no intention to scrap the licence of mobile phone operator Grameenphone.
He made the comment after a delegation of the company had met the minister on the day.
The delegation of the GP high officials led by Telenor
The Bangladesh Telecommunication regulatory Commission on Tuesday asked mobile phone operator Robi to stop immediately one of its promotional campaigns
that offered holiday trips and internet television as prizes.
The BTRC in a show-cause notice served on
The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission sits with the mobile phone operators today about the compliance of different promotional packages offered by the companies.
The BTRC move came after the commission had found some gross violations of promotional offers by some operators recently.
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 mobile phone companies
The National Board of Revenue cancelled exemption of mobile phone operator Robi’s value-added tax of Tk 82.68 crore because it did not submit a chalan against the exempted amount, said NBR officials on Tuesday.
The Large Taxpayers Unit of the NBR on Tuesday cancelled the exemption and decided to adjust the amount from the money which Robi had kept as deposit in the
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 a call within the same deadline set by the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission
Mobile phone operators have been charging high for the ‘pay as you go’ or ‘P1’ internet package for the past seven years despite the internet bandwidth price having fallen several times in that period.
Grameenphone, for instance, charges Tk 20 for every megabyte (MB) used under the P1 package, meaning a usage of 1 gigabyte (GB) would set a subscriber back by
Mandatory launching of 10-second pulse
5 mobile cos may get more time
Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission is likely to give five mobile companies more time to introduce a minimum 10-second pulse on each call, commission officials said Monday.
Out of six mobile companies in the country only state-run Teletalk introduced the 10-second pulse within the BTRC set deadline of August
After a delay of more than eight months, four mobile phone carriers–Grameenphone, Banglalink, Robi and Citycell–finally got their 2G licences renewed yesterday.
The licences would stay valid for the next 15 years.
The licences were supposed to be renewed in November last year but the process was delayed
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