Tuesday, December 12, 2023

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

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

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

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

New market chief for Robi

Pradeep Shrivastava has recently been appointed as the chief market officer of Robi Axiata Ltd, the mobile operator said in a statement yesterday. Shrivastava will succeed Bidyut Kumar Basu who moved to the corporate centre of Axiata Group Berhad in Kuala Lumpur. Prior to joining Robi, he was the operations director at

Robi posts Tk 12.5cr loss in Q3

Robi yesterday declared a third-quarter loss of Tk 12.5 crore, although the mobile operator touched the break-even point in the previous quarter. The company earned Tk 782.1 crore in revenues in Q3, 13 percent higher than the same period in 2010 and 3 percent higher than Q2 this

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

Robi’s Q2 revenue up by 22pc

Robi Axiata Ltd, one of the country’s four private sector cell phone operators, has posted a revenue earning of Tk 762.8 crore in the second quarter of 2011 registering an increase of 22 per cent over the corresponding period of last year. Robi, formerly AKTEL, has also added some 12 lakh new subscribers during the ... Read more

More update on “Ke Hote Chay Kotipoti” annonced

At a press conference on June 30, noted media personality and host of the much-talked about “Ke Hote Chay Kotipoti”, Asaduzzaman Noor, provided further information on the game show. He shared his personal views on the show as well. “This is a totally new and challenging experience for me,” said Noor. “I am very happy ... Read more