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  • BTRC allows IoT solutions in Bangladesh

    Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) issues a directive on allowing Internet of Things (IoT) for smart buildings, automation industries and some other city services that will help to establish a smart city.

  • Bangabandhu-1 satellite reaches Florida

    ‘Bangabandhu-1 to be ready for commercial use by Aug’

    Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) Chairman Shahjahan Mahmood says the much waited commercial satellite Bangabandhu-1 will be ready for use by August after its launch within next few weeks.

  • Bangladesh High Court

    SC stays HC order on halting BTRC’s 4G spectrum auctioning

    The Supreme Court stays a High Court (HC) order hours after the latter court halts the auctioning of 4G spectrum for the telecommunication industry of Bangladesh.

  • 4G auction

    BTRC to award 4G licences Feb 14, invites application

    Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) fixes February 14 to award fourth generation (4G) licences to the mobile operators and invites applications.

  • Call 2872 for harmful online games, BTRC

    BTRC gets 2 new commissioners

    The government has appointed two new commissioners on a three-year term for separate divisions of Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC).

  • Call 2872 for harmful online games, BTRC

    Call 2872 for harmful online games: BTRC

    Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) requests people of all strata to call "2872" regarding harmful mobile or online games, links and apps.

  • Tarana Halim

    Tarana sends back call mobile rate proposal

    The posts and telecommunications division has sent back the voice call rate proposal to the telecom regulator BTRC to revise it as it will charge the end users.

  • BTRC invites application for MNP license

    Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission invites the much-awaited auction for mobile number portability (MNP) licence.

  • BTRC to run cost model analysis for data prices

    The executive committee of the government's Digital Bangladesh Taskforce asks the telecom regulator to run a separate cost model analysis to formulate the data pricing guideline within a month.

  • facebook

    No midnight bar on Facebook, minister assures

    State Minister for Post and Telecommunications Tarana Halim today assured that there will be no bar on Facebook as proposed – for six hours every midnight.

  • facebook

    Blocking Facebook: BTRC contradicts govt initiative

    Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) contradicts government’s initiative of blocking social networking site Facebook from midnight to 6:00am every day and mentions four alternative measures.

  • GP gets ‘013’ number series with existing ‘017’

    Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission decides to allow Grameenphone a new number series of 013 with their existing 017 prefix which is close to be exhausted.

  • Dhaka to see more internet blackouts at midnights, holidays

    Internet users in Dhaka city may face more telecommunication blackouts at midnights and holidays as telecom regulatory authorities are going through more exercises in any particular area of the capital.

  • Mobile operators for withdrawal of tax burden

    Mobile operators association urges the government to withdraw the tax burden over mobile usage like supplementary duty and surcharge on all services.

  • Robi-Airtel merger defers again

    Long awaited telecom merger between Robi and Airtel is deferred once again as the parent companies delayed their agreement till September 26, 2016, according to reports.

  • Mobile number portability by end of 2016: BTRC

    Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) announces that 'mobile number portability' (MNP) service will begin at the end of this year.

  • Roaming users get 7 days for re-registration

    Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) directs operators to block all roaming SIMs if their customers fail to biometrically re-register their connection within seven days from the date of their arrival .

  • Brief incoming for blocked SIMs

    Subscribers using biometrically unregistered SIM cards will have their outgoing calls blocked after today, while incoming calls are likely to stay active for “a few hours”, according to a top official of a telecom operator.

  • BTRC launches call center for complaints

    Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) launches a call center where telecom subscribers will be able to register any telecom related complaint.

  • Call drop: Tarana summons mobile operators’ CEOs

    State Minister for Posts and Telecommunications Tarana Halim summons CEOs of all mobile phone operators to know about the update of the call drop compensation to the customers.

  • All the biometric SIM registration memes

    People put up with the repeated messages and calls from customer service on their mobile phones, but continue to silently endure all, while producing a few hundred ingenious memes to vent their frustration.

  • Facebook provides users’ info to Bangladesh govt

    Facebook provides users’ information to the Bangladesh authorities for the first time upon its request about 31 users’ accounts in between July and December last year.

  • Internet: a tool for growth of small businesses

    Unlike a real-world office, a business website is up and accessible to customers 24 hours a day. Customers will always get to know about the products and services on offer, freeing them from the compulsion of office hours. Businesses can even have a 24-hour product sales mechanism online.

  • Lift-off for Europe's space laser network

    Europe begins to roll out a data superhighway in orbit above the Earth. The first node in the network is a telecommunications satellite that was launched from Baikonur, Kazakhstan.

  • Robi-Airtel merger needs 1 year more

    Mobile operator Robi says they need 12 months for completion of the merger with Airtel to become the second largest mobile operator in the country, while the High Court asks the government to explain in four weeks as to why it should not be directed to assess the market impact of the proposed merger.

  • Govt blocks Facebook, WhatsApp, Viber

    The government has ordered blocking popular social networking platform Facebook and online messaging and calling services WhatsApp and Viber this morning.

  • Cyber café owners threaten ‘digital hartal’

    Cyber café owners threaten to enforce a “digital hartal” across the country by shutting down internet services to realize their six-point demand.