Bangladesh

Robi-Airtel Bangladesh network integration reaches seventh region; Banglalink investing USD100m in expansion
Tower Talk: a guide to the latest major cell site developments
LTE launch permission imminent, 4G spectrum auction ‘in four months’ says regulator
Huawei’s Butterfly to give wings to Bangladesh rural deployments
Cable Compendium: a guide to the week’s submarine and terrestrial developments
Nokia helps Teletalk reach more rural areas, improve urban coverage
Tower Talk: a guide to the latest major cell site developments
RanksTel relaunches broadband operations with 1Gbps fibre
Cable Compendium: a guide to the week’s submarine and terrestrial developments
Cable Compendium: a guide to the week’s submarine and terrestrial developments
ZTE joins Banglalink in 3G upgrades
Cable Compendium: a guide to the week’s submarine and terrestrial developments
Robi, Airtel Bangladesh announce merger completion
Tower Talk: a guide to the latest major cell site developments
Robi-Airtel merger deadline extended by a month
CityCell resumes services after spectrum reinstatement under court order
Robi-Airtel merger gains final regulatory clearance
CDMA operator CityCell shut down
MNP auction suspended in Bangladesh
CityCell must pay two-thirds of dues by 19 Oct or be shut down
High Court overrules regulator’s notice telling CityCell users to switch
Bangladeshi High Court approves Robi-Airtel merger
ZTE awarded contract for Bangladesh fixed network overhaul
CityCell wins court reprieve to 16 September
CityCell faces shutdown ‘from today’; users told to switch by 23 Aug
Bangladesh MNP tender bid deadline moved to 22 August
Robi clocks 71Mbps in LTE test; Teletalk planning ‘4G next year’
Prime Minister approves Robi-Airtel Bangladesh merger
CityCell ‘faces closure’ with latest demand to pay USD60.7 million dues
GrameenPhone warned not to provide fibre broadband
Bangladesh to charge USD75.7m additional fees for Robi-Airtel merger
Teletalk upgrades 2G/3G network with Huawei
GrameenPhone reaches 10,000 3G BTS, roughly 90% coverage
Airtel, Robi merger deferred until September
Bangladesh MNP bids due by 8 August for end-year launch
Tower Talk: a guide to the week’s major cell site developments
Bangladeshi govt takes more time to decide on Robi-Airtel merger
Tower Talk: a guide to the week’s major cell site developments
GrameenPhone reports leaps in data usage, revenue
Prime Minister considering extra conditions, fees for Robi-Airtel merger
Unregistered mobile numbers will be deactivated ‘shortly’ after 30 April deadline, says junior minister
Robi embarks on national Wi-Fi project
Banglalink inks infrastructure sharing agreement with Summit
125,000 join GrameenPhone’s Bangla music service in first five days
Telenor, Ericsson transform network capabilities in Thailand, Bangladesh, Myanmar
Bangladesh regulator targets 1800MHz/2100MHz auction ‘by June’
BTRC holding public hearing on Robi-Airtel merger
Axiata, Bharti agree Bangladesh merger
Robi Axiata upgrading 2G and expanding 3G with Ericsson
GrameenPhone upgrading entire network to 3G this year
Axiata teams up with Trust Bank for Bangladesh mobile money
BTRC orders impact study on Airtel-Robi merger
Ollo’s commercial LTE launch set for December after spectrum interference delays
Teletalk 3G to reach all administrative sub-districts by end-year, claims minister
Unregistered SIMs to be blocked from 15 Nov
Airtel, Axiata Bangladesh apply for merger permission
Airtel, Robi merger on the cards
Bharti considers Bangladesh, Sri Lanka sales
Banglalion finally nearing LTE launch as Alepo provides support
GrameenPhone's customers rose 7.9% year-on-year
BTRC cancels 700MHz concession
Singtel’s fourth-quarter profits climb 4.6% on strong performances, home and abroad
Spectrum auction moved to 10 June; BTRC wants new entrants in event of cellco boycott
Spectrum auction delayed again to June or later
GrameenPhone revamps mobile internet range
1800MHz, 2100MHz auction pushed back to 20 May; govt approves 1% mobile surcharge
Qubee signs new network sharing deal with Robi infrastructure associate
New telecoms service directives issued
Spectrum auction guidelines approved by PM; GrameenPhone excluded from 1800MHz bid
GrameenPhone says ‘one-two’ years wait for 4G; ‘five-six’ years for nationwide 3G coverage
Songbird has new voice with VoIP upgrade
BTRC submits 1800MHz, 2100MHz minimum bid prices to ministry
Bangladesh blocks OTT messaging apps for short period
Robi delaying IPO until 2016
BTRC says main Bangladeshi cellcos invested USD1.24bn in fiscal 2013/14
CityCell tries to buy more time to pay off BTRC dues
Syniverse upgrades GrameenPhone’s global messaging
CityCell issued with ‘final’ payment demands by regulator, competitor
BTRC issuing additional 2100MHz, 1800MHz bands by March; 700MHz must wait
BTRC consults users and operators on MNP
SingTel reports 19.3% rise in second quarter profit; revenue, EBITDA climb too
Qubee developing LTE range with Alepo; aims to match Banglalion’s end-year LTE launch?
BTRC preparing 700MHz auction
GrameenPhone aims for 50m internet users in five years
Part of Robi’s infrastructure ownership transfer approved
Cabinet approves 1% surcharge on cellphone use
Ollo contracts ZTE for LTE rollout; over 1,100 base stations planned
BTCL’s LTE fixed-wireless project progressing via Korean development fund
BTRC reveals that 3G subscriber numbers hit 4.85m at end-July 2014
SingTel reports net profit down 17.4% in fiscal Q1
Locally assembled handsets launched with OK Mobile
CityCell has until September to pay up; tells regulator to sort spectrum problems
GrameenPhone nears 50m mobile users
Ollo gets merger permission
BTRC to offer 450MHz mobile spectrum
BTRC blocks Robi’s infrastructure ownership transfer
Robi Axiata launches HD Voice; aims to outsource 80% of passive infrastructure to parent
National Internet Exchange licences issued
Infratel considering expansion on subcontinent
Airtel 3G reaches all seven divisional capitals
BTCL’s USD121m LTE project approved
SingTel profit up 3.5% in Q4, but falls short of analysts’ estimates
Banglalink expands 3G to all seven divisional capitals
BTCL ‘refuses’ court order to connect British-based firm
BTCL's USD236m NGN, IMS project approved
Go team! GrameenPhone and ISPs jointly launch ‘Go Broadband’ WiMAX
CityCell tries again for GSM permission
BIEL (Ollo) demonstrates LTE FDD technology
High Court orders immediate deactivation of unregistered SIMs
Vimpelcom investing USD350m in Banglalink rollout; 3G now in Narayanganj
GrameenPhone 3G reaches all 64 district headquarters
Airtel’s USD95m upgrades financed by new loans
Airtel Bangladesh offers Wi-Fi
Ollo LTE licence paid in full
Airtel shares passive infrastructure with Teletalk
Regulator halts BlackBerry services
Regulator looks to higher authority to recover USD420m overdue BTCL fees
GrameenPhone adds 1.1m users in Q4
Ministry proposes 50% cut in international termination rates to tackle illegal calls
Telecoms, ICT ministries merge
BTRC serves notice on CityCell for overdue fees
Fixed line subscriptions recover slightly, according to regulator
Bharti planning Bangladesh tower sale, paper says
Teletalk blocked from altering 3G spectrum allocation
Finance Ministry approves formation of new telecoms department
Robi Axiata transfers tower ownership to sister company
BTCL’s fixed subscribers drop 8.8% in two years; capacity up 7.8%
Juicy gossip: Mango picked for slice of LTE segment?
BTRC leans on CityCell for overdue fees
Banks told to freeze Robi’s accounts over USD4.4m tax bill
Regulator must explain Ollo licensing to court
SingTel’s net profit creeps up 0.3% in its fiscal second quarter
Airtel Bangladesh joins commercial 3G segment
Ollo buys LTE/mobile WiMAX licence for USD31m
Robi’s 3G network goes commercial
GrameenPhone’s Q3 revenues climb 9.4%
Banglalink notches up 12,000 3G users in less than two weeks; two rivals poised for commercial launch
Ministry tables USD269m BTCL network project
RanksTel to launch EV-DO broadband service
Banglalion joining Qubee in TD-LTE trials this year
GrameenPhone expands 3G to Chittagong, Sylhet
Banglalink launches commercial 3G packages; Airtel starts 3G trial
GrameenPhone launches commercial 3G packages
Banglalion, Qubee launching LTE following regulatory approval
3G tariffs approved for GP, Robi, Banglalink
Airtel’s 3G test network switched on; 3G tariff approval for four cellcos expected in a week
GrameenPhone, Robi soft-launch 3G
Banglalink joining three rivals in October 3G launch
Banglalink reveals 3G rollout details
Airtel Bangladesh joins rivals in October 3G launch
Zamir Telecom optimises Bangladesh-UK managed VoIP service with WTL
Robi prepares limited 3G launch in October
GrameenPhone to launch 3G next month; Airtel contracts Huawei for 3G rollout
NBR slashes SIM replacement tax demand
Four private sector cellcos win 3G licences
GrameenPhone to share 5% of profits with employees
Robi’s 21% revenue growth gives it second largest turnover in country, group claims
Airtel Bangladesh develops SMS VAS with Comviva
CityCell out of 3G bidding, but could be offered a lifeline after auction
GrameenPhone gets USD345m IFC finance package for rural expansion
Bangladesh regulator faces lawsuits from disgruntled telcos
All domestic cellcos qualified for 3G auction, but final terms still awaited
Teletalk prepares to expand 3G as private sector competition looms
All cellcos applied for 3G licence auction
Another step towards 3G auction: spectrum fee VAT rate lowered
BTCL’s application for new international terrestrial cable licence approved
Progress made on operator issues as 12 August 3G deadline looms; ‘no foreign interest’
Bangladesh to follow India in forming separate Department of Telecom
Cellular users reach 105 million, WiMAX users pass half a million
Bharti Airtel’s India-Bangladesh fibre link goes live
Banglalink and Huawei sign agreement on USD300m expansion
GrameenPhone’s revenues climb 2.2% in H1
Tomato deal first fruit of Robi’s passive infrastructure company launch
Teletalk expanding 3G to Rajshahi
GrameenPhone teaming up with ISPs for fixed WiMAX
BTRC recommends mobile WiMAX licence for Ollo, one other potential applicant
Cellcos ask to delay MNP by two years
BSCCL joins international internet gateway sector
Free emergency mobile calls to be pushed through, says regulator
159 VoIP licensees selected
Bharti’s 100% Airtel Bangladesh takeover receives state approval
3G application deadline moved to 1 August
Cellcos aim to settle SIM tax dispute before 3G bid
Major cellcos deploy Wi-Fi in partnership with ISPs, although not happy with restrictions
Rural fibre expansion funding approved
CityCell seeking foreign partner for GSM/W-CDMA migration
ADN sources financing for broadband expansion project involving Agni Systems
MNP test phase by mid-January 2014, BTRC orders
Cellcos promise to slash internet prices by end of month
5.25m using mobile banking
3G auction delayed to 2 September
Bangladesh's mobile subscriber base achieves milestone
DoCoMo cuts Robi stake to 8%; Axiata to take 92%
Robi’s EBITDA falls 4.2% q-o-q; reaches 89% territorial coverage
800MHz spectrum frozen by apex court; Bangla-Russian venture applies for 2.3GHz mobile WiMAX concession
Qubee pushes hard for WiMAX sign-ups
Bharti takes full ownership of Airtel Bangladesh
Bangladesh WiMAX users reach 481,000, although still dwarfed by cellphone usage
Further delay to Bangladesh's 3G licence auction
International VoIP termination licences being issued on 25 March
No immediate danger of GrameenPhone licence suspension
Telenor threatened with losing majority control of GrameenPhone
3G applications invited for auction in June
GrameenPhone turnover down 8.2% in Q4 after pre-paid activation clampdown
Netas' right to bid in BTCL fibre project upheld by Supreme Court
3G licensing process altered to allow more entrants
Five out of six international terrestrial cable operators cleared to launch
BSCCL’s submarine six-month revenues rise to USD8.2m
New submarine cable bids expected by mid-year
Robi and Teletalk agree to share infrastructure
BTRC restricts sub-leasing of fibre-optics
Base price for 3G spectrum finalised
BTRC setting 1Mbps ‘standard broadband speed’
Robi and RanksTel partner for network sharing
Robi inks latest in string of infrastructure sharing deals
Subscriber totals dip after pre-paid registration crackdown
CityCell aiming for GSM switch in June
Corruption inquiry says 70% of incoming international call revenues ‘diverted’ from BTCL
Airtel links Africa and South Asia with One Network
Grameenphone borrows USD457m in October-November ahead of 3G bid
Teletalk to introduce more affordable 3G smartphone/SIM packages
GrameenPhone claims 9.8m internet users
3G price set at USD20m per 1MHz, two-thirds of previous proposed level
Teletalk 3G launch goes ahead
Robi creates infrastructure subsidiary
GrameenPhone, Banglalink get ten-second warning; bank freeze reprieve for Banglalink, Robi, CityCell
Almost time for Teletalk IPO, must wait for SEC
Operators begin ten-second charging
Three cellcos’ bank accounts ‘frozen’ for non-payment of VAT
VoIP termination licence application deadline extended to 4 October
Teletalk’s 3G going commercial at end of the month
CityCell launching GSM next year; approval promised upon fee payment at end of this month
3G licence auction delay has knock-on effect for 4G process
Regulator renews cellcos’ licences, checks their pulses
MoPT announces draft proposals for 3G/4G spectrum auction
BTRC to award new VoIP licences
BTRC warns operators ahead of SIM registration in October
Teletalk’s commercial 3G launch set for September, following July test launch
RanksTel finally relaunches services
CityCell’s switch from CDMA to GSM pending licence renewal
Domestic internet exchange operating licences going for 120 dollars
Finance minister reviewing 2% extra mobile user tax
Banglalink offered USD537m for towers
Internet cut highlights need for cable redundancy
Mobile subscribers facing additional 2% tax
Details of Teletalk 3G launch: Dhaka only for first three months
Teletalk launching 3G in July
Robi must pay all licence renewal dues; precedent set for other operators
SingTel’s aggregate mobile base climbs to 445m in Q1
GP’s profits jump 81%
BTRC proposes off-net rate cuts
Undersea capacity more than doubled; backhaul not yet upgraded to match
RanksTel prepares for comeback after two years in the wilderness
BTRC awards new gateway licences
GP pays taxman USD29m to settle licence fees, under threat of account freeze
Qubee reaches 200,000 WiMAX subscribers in Bangladesh, Pakistan
Access Telecom picks NewNet for WiMAX upgrade
Five 3G licences to be awarded (not four); September auction targets USD1.5bn
3G licensing guidelines finalised
Banglalion continues expansion, reaches Munshiganj
GrameenPhone fine story inaccurate
Cellcos delaying USD100m overdue licence renewal payments
List drawn up of 85 international gateway, interconnection licence hopefuls
GP’s profit up by more than three-quarters to USD221m
MNP a year away, says regulatory chief
1m SIMs cancelled in three years for illegal VoIP
International VoIP licensing by April, says BTRC
International cable licences issued to six companies
Banglalion signs up 200,000 WiMAX subscribers
Committee investigates illegal VoIP
Teletalk talks of 1.7m 3G trial capacity
Open 3G auction set for June 2012
GrameenPhone’s revenues climb 18%
GrameenPhone contests USD395m audit demand
Bangladesh tripled internet bandwidth usage; prices soon to fall
Augere contracts Huawei for WiMAX expansion
Spectrum renewal fees finalised, factoring in market shares
Spectrum fees set at USD19.7m per MHz
bKash and Robi claim first ‘complete’ mobile financial service in Bangladesh
GrameenPhone’s H1 sales rise 21%, welcomes state SIM tax cut
RanksTel relaunching, four others following
Ministry recommends return of all five banned PSTN operators’ licences
Airtel signs five millionth Bangladeshi customer
CityCell entrusts network to Wonder man
Airtel Bangladesh in USD300m expansion drive
Government to return RanksTel, NationalPhone licences, with conditions
GrameenPhone 1Q11 sales jump 21.3% in local currency
Government agrees to revise mobile licence renewal terms
BTCL temps continue strike; telco addressing need to restructure workforce
BTRC reviews plight of banned fixed line operators
GrameenPhone’s sales reach USD1bn as it prepares for licence showdown
Submarine co to raise USD4.4bn from the deep
2010 mobile user growth rate beats previous two years
Airtel brand launched in Bangladesh, replacing Warid
GrameenPhone lays foundations for next-generation services with Huawei
GrameenPhone and Warid sign infrastructure sharing agreement
Minister says state firm to get 3G headstart; launch mooted in three months
GrameenPhone gets 14% 9M revenue boost
Bangladesh passes 65 million mobile SIMs, reports regulator
Bangladesh to complete rural digital exchange rollout in three years
Ericsson and Huawei to build and manage Airtel’s Bangla network
Bangladesh-India terrestrial fibre link could be launched next month
BTCL’s all-district fibre-optic broadband network supports videoconference initiative
Banglalink may list this year, says stock market chief
Banglalion expands WiMAX to seventh divisional capital
Qubee awards USD7.2m WiMAX modem contract for Pakistan, Bangladesh
What me, Warid? SEC threatens legal action against cellco
Banglalion expands WiMAX to Rangpur
Rising star Robi’s sunny outlook: shiny new loan worth a few bob
Bangladesh’s mobile base touches 60m
GrameenPhone’s Q2 profits dip, but rise slightly in first six months
Court asks regulator to explain decision to cancel licences of five operators
PSTN users drop by 700,000 since regulator crackdown
Cellcos fight draconian telecoms law proposals, SIM tax
Minister expects 3G licensing in August
BTRC cancels licences of five fixed operators
Augere using Banglalink’s backbone
GrameenPhone net profit rises 38.6%
Hands across the airwaves: GrameenPhone shares network with WiMAX firm
Warid, Citycell ink infrastructure sharing contract
BanglaLion aiming for 250,000 users this year
Government lines up 25% Teletalk IPO
AKTEL rebrands as Robi
VoIP ‘purge’ latest: NationalPhone closed; RanksTel, Dhaka Phone reopened
PeoplesTel latest shut in state VoIP blitz; BTRC says service will be reinstated
RanksTel’s operations shut down in government VoIP crackdown
Banglalink issues USD102m in corporate bonds to expand network
CityCell expands Zoom Ultra EV-DO to Chittagong
Teletalk finalising Chinese funding to launch 3G
Bangladesh 3G hopefuls will line up for beauty contest (swimsuits optional)
GrameenPhone adds 1.3 million users in Q4, driven by SIM tax subsidies
GrameenPhone agrees to share infrastructure with AKTEL
Bharti renaming Warid Bangladesh as Airtel Bangla; ready to launch ‘in a month’
GrameenPhone and Banglalink share rural infrastructure
China to fund USD211 million Teletalk upgrade with soft loan
Draft licensing terms for new submarine cable operators issued
Bharti confirms purchase of Warid Bangladesh, USD300m investment
Bangladesh to auction at least four 3G licences this year, says regulator
Bharti’s proposed purchase of Warid Bangladesh okayed by regulator
Vietnam’s Viettel eyes Teletalk stake
Bharti Airtel to take control of Warid Bangladesh, regulator announces
Banglalink to raise USD60.5m in bonds
ICX operators interconnect with Axiata
BTCL sees fixed subscriber growth at last, but urgently needs more urban capacity
BanglaLion latest to launch WiMAX in Dhaka
KDDI to buy half of Bangladeshi ISP bracNET
GP shares hit bourse on Monday
Ericsson to upgrade GrameenPhone’s network
Grameenphone posts healthy third quarter results
Pakistan, Bangladesh WiMAX firm Augere sells stake to equity house
BanglaLion places 10,000 WiMAX CPE order with Accton
Augere launches Dhaka WiMAX network 'Qubee'
GrameenPhone IPO more than three-times oversubscribed
GrameenPhone IPO several-times oversubscribed
Military-run cellco aims to march into Bangladesh
Regulator eases up on fixed network operator Banglaphone
Reliance and Bharti aim to build new India-Bangladesh fibre links
GrameenPhone IPO opens first week of October
Banglalink’s revenues up 29%, claims market share increase
GP IPO gets final nod to open end-Sept
AKTEL hits ten million
At last – Bangladesh issues VoIP licences
GrameenPhone growing slow, not worried though
Augere launches WiMAX in Bangladesh
Banglalink develops SME strategic focus
GrameenPhone IPO finally going ahead
Private gateway and exchange operators sign agreements with GrameenPhone
Banglalink and AKTEL look at merger
Warid needs partner to continue expansion
State to allocate USD300 million for Teletalk, USD90 million for WiMAX
GrameenPhone sales up 6%, but user growth slows to a crawl
AKTEL IPO possible in 2010
Mobile subscribers up 17.6% year-on-year
Bangladesh regulator reports high level of illegal VoIP SIM usage
Koreans help BTCL take broadband to the masses
Banglalink’s sales up by 50%
GP’s net profit increase helped by lower acquisition costs, handset subsidies
PSTN licence fees, WiLL spectrum charges halved
Regulator reports mobile growth slowdown
Ericsson going spare in Bangladesh
GrameenPhone submits IPO application
GrameenPhone completes pre-IPO subscription
3G licensing by March, confirms BTRC
GrameenPhone issues 'unconventional' bonds to raise USD63.2m
Hopes for IPO this year crushed by crunch
New international gateway operator selects Ericsson to manage its network
Mobile stats dip after unregistered SIMs cut off
Two WiMAX winners yet to pay up
Ericsson bags Grameenphone contract
GrameenPhone halves size of IPO/pre-IPO
NSN boosts state cellco’s coverage, capacity
Three cellcos given more spectrum
Three WiMAX winners
2.3GHz, 2.5GHz WiMAX auction kicks off
AKTEL’s Japanese investor gets warm welcome from new partner
State cellco and newcomers to benefit from network sharing
GrameenPhone hit with second fine for illegal VoIP
New BWA tender
AKTEL hoping to list this year
GrameenPhone files IPO with SEC
GrameenPhone to raise USD300 million in share sales
Sistema to continue Asian expansion in China, Bangladesh
Regulator says mobile phones reach 43.7 million
WiMAX consultancy comments deadline Wednesday
BTTB’s assets transferred to new company
GSM and CDMA cellcos agree to share infrastructure
DoCoMo confirms USD350m purchase of AKTEL shares
Huawei in talks with Warid; Banglalink rejects WiMAX
DoCoMo rumoured to have agreed 30% purchase of Aktel
Huawei wins in Bangladesh
Over a million SIM cards deactivated
NTT DoCoMo to fight Vodafone for AKTEL stake?
Warid tables USD250 million expansion plan
Silent Hill no longer
Three million unregistered mobile users face cut-off
Ministers approve BTTB’s conversion to PLC
GrameenPhone's subscribers reach 18 million, hopes for mid-year listing
WorldTel Bangladesh: where there’s a WiLL there’s a way…
Zoom makes room for pre-paid boom
Teletalk talks USD188m IPO this year
BTRC poised to award new frequencies
Bangladesh nears 40 million mobile users in March
CyberNet deploys Ericsson FTTH system
Two million wireless subscribers added in January
Limited success: BTTB inches closer to becoming BTCL
Internet gateway licensee joins new voice exchange operators
BTTB to improve international service continuity with fibre deal
BTTB to kiss assets goodbye
Five local firms win DLD, ILD exchange licences
GCM Resources invests a further GBP2m in Peoples Telecom
GrameenPhone feels the pinch
CityCell lowers loss but market share slips
BTRC shortlists 37 operators for three international gateway licences
BTTB cuts internet tariffs
Private PSTN operators double their subscribers at BTTB’s expense
AKTEL identified as Vodafone target
Vodafone regional head eyes up Bangladesh
GrameenPhone’s fibre-optic upgrade on track
Mobile subs top 34m; Banglalink takes second place
GrameenPhone to list in June
Three private sector international operators by mid-February
CityCell joins rivals forced to pay up for VoIP infringements
BTTB’s revenues soar after VoIP crackdown
GrameenPhone IPO pencilled in for 3Q
RanksTel joins the ranks of Dhaka telcos
Cellcos plead for more time to re-register users
42 applicants for international gateway licences; committee recommends new unit manages cable
BTTB reports 22 cases of fibre-optic sabotage
GrameenPhone exec writes shopping list
AKTEL pays fine for illegal VoIP provision
Grameenphone says revenues hit by competition, regulations and unrest
Banglalink pays USD18.5 million VoIP fine
GrameenPhone pays USD25m fine over illegal VoIP usage
Ericsson in the frame for AKTEL
Dhaka Phone comes home, National Telecom joins capital licensees
GrameenPhone tops 15 million subscribers mark
State ready for BTTB sale next year, says report
Three Dhaka fixed line licences awarded
Government to licence VoIP provision
Cellphone users must re-register
Fixed line licences cancelled
Mobile users top 27 million, reports regulator
Another VoIP RAB grab
Foreign VoIP operator given small fine; big players yet to face action
GrameenPhone builds bridges
Wait for a telco for six years, and then 19 turn up at once…
Ericsson wins Bangladeshi DSLAM contract
Dhaka’s long wait for new phone operator nearly over?
GrameenPhone on track for IPO next year
Banglalink and Ericsson sign network deal
RanksTel agrees loan for PSTN expansion
Warid signs up 150,000 users in first five days
Warid launches mobile services today
Banglalink to raise USD280 million syndicated loan to expand network
Several cases pending against cellcos over illegal VoIP operations
Telenor open to GrameenPhone IPO possibility
Telenor says ‘no deal’ for GrameenPhone
VoIP equipment seized from AKTEL office
Banglalink adds more than half a million users in Q4; country total tops 21m
AKTEL trials EDGE
TM’s Indian partner looking to Spice up Bangladeshi market
State committee proposes ‘VoIP licences for all’ to ease ILD congestion
GrameenPhone shines amongst Telenor units' performance
RanksTel acquires loan for next rollout stage
GrameenPhone signs IP backbone deal with Ericsson, expects IPO
RanksTel builds links with Ericsson
Prize asset: Nobel winner Yunus wants GrameenPhone to be controlled by Bangladeshis
Banglalink rolls out GPRS and gets personal with businesses
Agni to roll out Dhaka WiMAX network based on Motorola system
WorldTel explains further delay of fixed line launch in Dhaka
Warid to launch in Bangladesh early next year
Teletalk opens wallet for roaming, SMS upgrades
BTTB falling short of unrealistic targets
Ericsson bags Warid deal
Warid Telecom secures USD60 million loan for Bangladeshi telecoms project
GrameenPhone bolsters its market position
GrameenPhone to roll out 500 info centres by year-end
Regulator’s hurry to issue VoIP licences causes concern
AlwaysOn to invest USD60 million in Bangladesh
Wait for WorldTel launch finally over?
Ericsson to expand AKTEL coverage
PBTL arranges USD61 million loan
Warid Bangladesh signs interconnect deals; plans October launch
RanksTel aims high
Delayed cable project on track after Chinese fireworks
Fixed line connection fees slashed by up to 50%
GrameenPhone’s internet project reaches out to villages
GrameenPhone passes 8.5 million subscribers
Banglalink toasts two millionth customer
ISPs sign up for new Dhaka cable services
Bangladesh submarine link switched on, but is BTTB?
Huawei and AKTEL ink USD100 million GSM contract
Halt in the city: Dhaka fixed line bidding delayed
Launch of high speed cable delayed again
BTTB stalling on international cable expansion opportunities
Warid signs with Nokia
Nokia joins Ericsson on Warid Telecom network build
Seven operators bidding for Dhaka fixed licences, more expected
Long wait for fixed lines in Dhaka over ‘soon’
Cellcos struggle with user registration
Pre-paid SIM sales slump under new regulations
GrameenPhone to offer new internet browser
Cellcos told to take down border base stations
Bangladesh mobile market grows by 180%, set to double this year
Ericsson bags second Bangladesh GSM contract in a week
GrameenPhone and Ericsson agree USD150 million expansion deal
GrameenPhone wants quality and quantity
GrameenPhone hits six million mark
Bangladesh considering pre-paid handset registration scheme to combat terrorism
Regulator calls for crackdown on naughty midnight callers
Aktel launches country's first full Bangla SMS service
Warid plans Bangladesh domination
Warid receives Bangladeshi mobile licence, says it will launch in nine months
KT Corp completes fixed line rollout for BTTB
Banglalink becomes third Bangladeshi cellco to hit million subscriber mark
UAE's Warid Telecom wins Bangladeshi mobile licence
Bangladesh telecoms sector to get further aid from IDB
GrameenPhone passes subscriber landmark
Twelve hopefuls chase fifth GSM licence
Bangladesh to award new GSM licence
GrameenPhone slashes tariffs by up to 60%
PBTL agrees CDMA handset deal with UTStarcom
GrameenPhone passes four million subscribers
GrameenPhone deploys Nokia's network solutions
Aktel launches GPRS
Bangladesh drafts national frequency plan
Citizen’s group calls for protest against mobile phone tax
Mobile sector drives record foreign investment
New joint venture wants to invest in PSTN
SingTel’s Asian expansion campaign marches into Bangladesh
Banglalink places USD50 million GSM equipment order
SingTel ups its Bharti stake for USD250 million
Slashing duty on handsets is a must for GrameenPhone
DNS goes to Cambridge
GrameenPhone reaches three million milestone
WorldTel plans Dhaka WiLL launch
GEP set for Summer
BTTB aiming for a million Teletalkers
TMIB to launch GPRS next month
Bay Phones steals a march on competition
Teletalk to launch full nationwide services
Mobile phone tariff pressure group highlight burning issue
Abu Dhabi Group intent on becoming Bangladesh’s sixth cellco
State to launch Teletalk; newcomer to join Banglalink in growing wireless market
Huge telecoms expansion to be funded by the IDB
Telenor ups GP stake to 55%
GP predicts four million customers by next year
Sheba becomes Bangalink
Orascom acquires Sheba Telecom
GrameenPhone closes in on two million subscribers mark
Pakistan offers to assist Bangladeshi liberalisation process
Nortel gets Supreme Court backing to postpone AGM
BTTB selects Siemens for GSM network build
Equipment contract news (iii): Ericsson wins GSM expansion contract
Bangladesh opts for modernisation over privatisation