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BTRC to forge competition through ranking telcos, ISPs

The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission will rank telecom and internet service providers based on different evaluation methods, including customer surveys, inspections, audits and test drives. The telecom regulator is also considering to publish the final evaluation report on its website or through the media to raise public awareness and create a competitive environment conducive for better service. The BTRC yesterday issued
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Rule to curb monopoly may hurt GP

Grameenphone's indomitable crusade for more market share is likely to be ground to a halt as the government is set to activate a regulation that will clip monopolistic tendencies. Called the Significant Market Power (SMP), the regulation imposes restrictions on an operator once it corners 40 percent of the subscribers, revenues and spectrum. As of September, Grameenphone has 45.83 percent market share,
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BTRC moves to fix mobile data price

The government of Bangladesh has stepped up to assign the ceiling and floor prices for mobile data in order to control the cost of browsing internet through smart devices. Currently, price of per megabyte of data ranges from Tk 0.09 to Tk 0.14. However, according to a cost modelling study by the International Telecommunication Union, the minimum price for per
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Mobile Number Portability (MNP) service benefits Robi

Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) yesterday reported that in the first weeks of the launch of Mobile Number Portability (MNP) service, Robi has gained 16,916 to its network from three rival networks. On the other hand, 11,676 Grameenphone customers left the market leader retaining their existing 11-digit number. On the other hand, it drew 4,041 new customers from its competitors. To
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Robi Accused Of Non-Compliance Of Merger Condition

The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission is still unsure about the status of Robi’s merger as the telecom operator is yet to complete all the conditions given by the regulatory body. The telecom regulator has accused Robi of non-compliance of a number of conditions, which also includes non-payment of around Tk. 109-crore dues billed for its merger with Airtel. The completion of
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BTRC reforms taskforce to listen customer complains

In a bid to regain customer confidence, Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has recently reformed the compliance management taskforce to listen to customer complains properly. Under the new structure, different members of the ten-member taskforce are assigned with the duty of listening to different operators and taking actions accordingly. According to the BTRC sources, one designated official will listen to complaints
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BTRC To Take Stern Actions Against Operators For False SIM Info

Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) is going to take stern actions, including financial penalty if any mobile phone operator’s retailers are found involved with selling SIM cards using false information. The regulator is insisting that actions be taken, as the operators are pressurizing retailers to increase SIM cards selling to grab more customers, said officials.


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BTRC Called Off Auction For Mobile Number Portability License

The telecom regulator has called off the much-awaited auction for mobile number portability-license. The auction was earlier scheduled to be held on September 28 last year. BTRC will now advise the government to use the beauty contest method to award the license. The mobile number portability-service allows mobile subscribers to switch from one operator to another without changing their existing-numbers.
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BTRC Sent Warning Letter To Robi

The telecom regulator has sent a warning letter to the newly merged mobile operator Robi as it has already started bypassing interconnection exchanges to make calls between Robi and Airtel. Without fulfilling all conditions and paying all fees and charges, the merged entity cannot be treated as a single operator, said senior officials of Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission.
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Bangladesh LTE Summit Held To Talk About 4G Service In The Country

Bangladesh LTE Summit took place yesterday at Pan Pacific Sonargaon hotel in the capital. The day-long summit was jointly organized by Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission and Association of Mobile Telecom Operators of Bangladesh. The need for launching Long- Term Evaluation (LTE) services, which is known as 4G services in Bangladesh, was highlighted in the meeting. Representatives from different mobile operators
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Teletalk Provided Manipulative Information On Illegal Call Termination

State-owned operator Teletalk has provided to parliament manipulative information on illegal call termination, according to a report by the telecom regulator. Teletalk has tried to hide real information and reduced the number of SIMs that were seized by law enforcing agencies, BTRC said in the report sent to the parliamentary standing committee on the telecom and ICT ministry.
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BTRC Plans To Develop Guideline For Using Communication Apps

BTRC is going to develop guidelines for using communication applications like WhatsApp, Viber, WeChat and Imo which have cut the number of international incoming calls, BTRC Chairman Shahjahan Mahmood said yesterday. The guideline is expected to be made public within 2-3 months. He said the communication applications were also responsible for the decline in international call termination via legal channel.    
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