Mobile Data usage increases 46%

Since the introduction of 4G, the usage of internet boosted. Last year's average usage was about 700MB. However, Robi, with 2.83 crore active mobile internet users and 55 lakh regular users, saw 88% increase in data usage in just one year. Grameenphone, with 3.63 crore active internet users and 50 lakh 4G users, saw 52.4% increase in a year. Banglalink
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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 Registers 5% Revenue Growth; Almost 1 Crore Robi Users Using Smartphone

Robi, the country's second-largest mobile operator, has seen a 5% growth in its revenue in the fourth quarter of 2016. The company disclosed its financial statement on last Thursday. The industry got some momentum from the third quarter of the year after the Robi-Airtel merger. The company is following a focused segmented customer-centric strategy and managed 5% quarter to quarter
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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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ICT Division, Robi And 10 Minute School Working Together To Promoting Digital Education

The ICT division, Robi and 10 Minute School are going to work together for promoting digital-education in the country. An agreement was signed among these organizations yesterday at the Janata Tower Software Development Park. Under the agreement, students of the government's 2001 digital labs and more than 30,000 multimedia classrooms across the country will get access to quality education content.
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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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Robi, Airtel Complete Merger

All the paperwork for the much-talked-about merger of Robi and Airtel was completed yesterday after the Office of the Registrar of Joint Stock Companies and Firms gave it the go-ahead. The merger fee of Tk 100 crore and spectrum charge of about Tk 348 crore now need to be paid by November 28 for all the formalities to be completed.
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Telecom Regulator Approved Edotco’s Proposal To Buy Back Robi Shares

The telecom regulator approved a proposal from edotco Bangladesh, a tower business company, to buy back 31.01 percent shares from its parent company Robi. Once the buyback is completed, edotco's total holding in its Bangladesh unit will expand to 80.01 percent while Robi's will shrink to 19.99 percent. Currently, Robi holds 51 percent shares in the company and edotco 49
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Robi & InterCloud To Jointly Work On OTT Solutions

Robi Axiata Limited and InterCloud Limited have recently signed an agreement to jointly work on various Over-The-Top projects with the aim of facilitating a smooth transition of its subscribers to digital lifestyle. Robi’s immediate past CEO, Supun Weerasinghe and InterCloud’s Managing Director, Syed Moinul Haq signed the agreement on behalf of their respective organizations on 30th October 2016.
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Robi’s First Local CEO Takes Charge

Mahtab Uddin Ahmed will take charge of Robi today- the first Bangladeshi to assume the role of chief executive officer and managing director in the foreign-owned mobile operator. He is replacing Supun Weerasinghe, who had been at the helm of the mobile operator since January 2014. The appointment is part of Axiata's ongoing efforts towards developing and promoting local talents.
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