Telecoms news from Bangladesh
An attempt to curb and monitor the use of illegal VoIP services in Bangladesh backfired over the weekend when a poorly worded memo to internet service providers saw customers suffering slow internet upload speeds. ...more.
Google is blocking links to the Bangladesh telecoms regulator, after its routine scanning of the website for inclusion in its search results found malware being hosted on the regulator's own website. ...more.
Bangladesh's High Court has blocked the allocation of a radio spectrum license to New Generation Graphics (NGGL) which had been controversially handed over for free by the telecoms regulator. ...more.
Despite repeated assurances that the country's 3G license auction would not suffer any more delays, the Bangladesh telecoms regulator has pushed back the date from next month to the end of July. ...more.
Bangladesh's telecoms regulator has confirmed that it is their intention to hold the country's long delayed 3G auction in June, and wont need to delay it again as had been previously suggested. ...more.
India's Bharti Airtel has announced that it is buying the remaining 30% of Airtel Bangladesh that it does not already own. ...more.
Bangladesh's long delayed 3G auction could face further delays as the networks wrangle with the government over taxation issues. ...more.
Bangladesh's telecoms regulator is reportedly planning to modify the terms of the upcoming 3G license auction in a move that could see more than one foreign entrant into the market. ...more.
Norway's Telenor has committed to investing in 3G services through its Bangladesh subsidiary, Grameenphone. ...more.
Bangladesh's mobile networks have asked the regulator to reschedule a pre-bid meeting to discuss the forthcoming 3G license auction, due to the ongoing legal dispute over the payment of sales taxes on license fees. ...more.
Norway's Telenor has expressed concern about attempts by the Bangladesh government to shake up a large minority shareholder in its local subsidiary, Grameenphone. ...more.
Bangladesh's telecoms regulator, the BTRC has issued the formal invitation to companies to bid for 3G licenses in the country. ...more.
The Bangladesh regulator has decided to revamp the planned 3G spectrum allocations in a move that could see more than one foreign company able to secure a license. ...more.
Bangladesh's mobile networks will be asked to pay a minimum of US$20 million per megahertz of 3G spectrum when the regulator eventually auctions off the licenses. ...more.
Bangladesh based mobile network, Grameenphone has a new CEO, Mr. Vivek Sood, who is succeeding Tore Johnsen who has served as CEO of Grameenphone since March 2011. ...more.
Bangladesh based mobile network, Robi Axiata says that it recently signed a bilateral transmission network sharing agreement with Summit Communications. ...more.
Samsung Electronics may consider setting up a handset factory in Bangladesh to meet growing demand in the region, ...more.
Bangladesh based CDMA network, Citycell is reportedly planning a migration to GSM services next year. ...more.
Bharti Airtel has expanded the "One Network" service it inherited across Africa when it bought the Zain networks, to include India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. ...more.
Bangladesh based Grameenphone has been given authorisation by the Central Bank to seek loans of up to US$355 million. The country's government still regulates foreign currency loans. ...more.