Zia Ahmed

BTRC chairman Zia Ahmed dies at 59

Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) chairman Maj Gen (retd) Zia Ahmed died of cardiac arrest early Monday. He was 59.

Mobile phones fuel social crimes

The mobile phone has made it easier to operate. Social crimes, including trafficking of women and children, are rising fast thanks to the spread of mobile telephony.

3G from July next: Minister

As half of the local telecom market is now ready for the third generation technology, Rajiuddin Ahmed Raju said the government would introduce the 3G service from July next.

3G licence auction after 2G renewal

The telecom regulator BTRC chairman has said they will hold an auction to sell the licences for 3G mobile service only after renewing the 2G licences of the mobile-phone operators.

VoIP licence issue caught in a spat

The long-standing tussle between the MoPT and the BTRC has given a new dimension to issuance of much-talked-about voice over internet protocol (VoIP) licences.

Mobile operators rearranging frequencies

Four mobile operators last night started rearranging their frequencies in 1,800 band, which will improve their services, reducing call drops and making their networks more efficient.

Guidelines for small telecom operators set

The telecom regulator has finally formulated a draft of ‘Telecom VAS Operator Licensing Guidelines’ to regulate small and medium telecom businesses providing different telecom Value Added Service (VAS) to the subscribers.

It's Sengupta telecoms

Suranjit Sengupta's son Soumen Sengupta was awarded a Tk 5-crore telecommunication gateway licence yesterday, just two days after the railwaygate scandal involving the minister's close aide and two top railway officials.

78 companies get telecom licences

Telecom regulator BTRC has awarded three different types of licences to 78 companies to operate in Bangladesh.

BTRC urged to be flexible about 2G licence renewal fees

Four mobile phone operators requested the telecom regulatory body to be flexible about their ‘second Generation’ or 2G licence renewal fees, spectrum assignment charges and outstanding dues with “late fine” since 2010.

BTRC takes step against cyber crimes

The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has formed a special cell to crack down on cyber crimes.

GP wins legal battle on extra frequency charges

The High Court on Monday declared illegal the telecom regulator’s demand of additional money for the radio frequency it sold to the country's leading mobile operator ‘Grameenphone’ four years ago.

Govt has no data yet on profits repatriated

Lack of provision in the Telecommunication Act for clear stipulation of the maximum profit that can be repatriated by foreign telecom operators has hindered the investment-income ratio in this sector, according to telecom industry experts.

Mobile number portability launch still a far cry: BTRC chief

Cell phone users will have to wait at least for one more year to enjoy mobile number portability (MNP) service, says the telecom regulator chief.

Auction for 3G mobile phone by June: BTRC chairman

Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) Chairman major general (retd) Zia Ahmed expressed his hope about the auction for the much-hyped 3G mobile phone will be held within June next.

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