Government flouts rules to favour software vendor

In a clear violation of public procurement rules, the government has recently bought software from a firm cancelling an open tender and depriving four other renowned developers. Sources said the op ...

Bandwidth export to India not before July

The much-awaited internet bandwidth export to Indian eight eastern states cannot be made before July due to challenges facing Bangladesh Submarine Cable Company Ltd (BSCCL). Though the cabinet yest ...

Bandwidth export deal in cabinet, $10 price proposed for per Mbps

The proposal to sign a deal on Internet bandwidth export to India’s ‘Seven Sisters’ states is going to be placed in today’s cabinet meeting and expected to be signed shortly. ...

Spectrum auction deferred for second time

Spectrum auction has been deferred for a second time now and the new date is fixed for May 27 as the country’s mobile phone operators want SIM replacement tax issue be resolved first. The reg ...

‘Mobile phone users of five private operators top up Tk60cr daily’

The daily top-up average by the subscribers of Bangladesh’s five private mobile phone operators amounts to nearly Tk60 crore, said an official of a value-added services provider. “The p ...

ICT sector for tax holiday till 2024

The Information and Communication Technology sector demanded the tax holiday facility be extended till 2024 so it could thrive like the country’s largest ready-made garment industry. Banglade ...

Spectrum auction may be rescheduled again

The 2G and 3G spectrum auctions may be rescheduled once again as stakeholders found no positive outcome from yesterday’s meeting with the finance minister and two other regulators on SIM replace ...

Biman looking to East leaving West

In an attempt to cut down on recurring losses, Biman Bangladesh Airlines is set to suspend its flights on the Dhaka-Rome route from tomorrow and start focusing instead on new routes to China and the F ...

Ericson: Airtel tops the list of internet users through handsets, tablets

Airtel tops the chart of subscribers using internet through smart handsets and tablets, according to a survey by the technology vendor, Ericsson Bangladesh. In a programme, Ericsson Bangladesh decl ...

BTRC to monitor internet service quality

The government has taken an initiative to set up a special monitoring arrangement for ensuring superior internet service quality. The Post and Telecommunication Division has directed the telecom re ...

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