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BTRC to slash GP, Robi’s bandwidth

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MNA Business Desk: The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has decided to reduce the bandwidth capacity Grameenphone and Robi as they failed to pay their dues to the government. Zakir Hossain Khan, Senior Assistant Director (PR) of BTRC, told UNB that 30 per cent bandwidth capacity of GP and 15 percent of Robi will be slashed as they could not clear their dues despite repeated notices. Zakir said GP, the country’s largest mobile phone operator, has Tk 125.8 billion dues to the government, including Tk 40.8 billion to the National Board of Revenue (NBR). Robi has dues of Tk 8.7 ...

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GP launches ‘Audio Conferencing’ solution

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MNA Science & Tech Desk: Mobile phone operator Grameenphone introduced a new cloud telephony solution “Audio Conferencing” for its enterprise customers. Deputy CEO and Chief Marketing Officer of Grameenphone Yasir Azman launched the solution at GP House in city’s Bashundhara, said a press release on Tuesday. The Grameenphone Audio Conferencing supports simultaneous voice conferencing with up to 1,000 participants and comes with a host of conferencing features, such as PIN-based secure access. This cloud-based service is hosted at Grameenphone’s own Data Center and offered through a number of channels, such as web portal, iOS/Android mobile apps and Microsoft Outlook plug-ins ...

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GP, Banglalink get spectrum for 4G

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MNA Science & Tech Desk: Two leading mobile operators –Grameenphone and Banglalink — acquired 15.6 Megahertz of 4G spectrum with a price of $463.6 million in auction today. Banglalink took 10.6 MHz spectrum from different two bands – 2100 and 1800, with a price of $308.6 million while Grameenphone took 5MHz from only 1800 band with a price of $155 million. With the spectrum fees, operators will have to pay 10 percent extra as VAT, if the finance ministry accepts the proposal recently sent by National Board of Revenue. Otherwise, they will have to pay 15 percent VAT on two ...

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Grameenphone top telecom taxpayer

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MNA Business Desk: Grameenphone received the tax card as the top taxpayer of the year in the telecom sector for fiscal 2017-18. National Board of Revenue (NBR) at its office arranged a programme presided by Nojibur Rahman, chairman of National Board of Revenue, to honour the highest taxpayers in different sectors on 8 November. The tax cards were issued to Grameenphone CEO, Michael Foley and its CFO, Karl Erik Broten while the company also bagged a crest in this regard. Head of corporate tax management unit Md Mohsin received the crest on behalf of its CEO from state minister of ...

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Grameenphone appointed Michael Foley as new CEO

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MNA Science & Tech Desk: The Grameenphone Board of Directors has appointed Michael Foley as the company’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The appointment will be effective from May 26. The company also appointed Yasir Azman as Deputy CEO, Grameenphone said in a press release. Azman will remain as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), while taking on extended responsibilities for the digital and commercial strategy within GP and Telenor’s Emerging Asia Cluster. Petter-B Furberg, who has served as interim CEO since October 2016, will remain with Grameenphone as the chairman of Grameenphone’s Board of Directors. Foley, a Canadian by birth, has been ...

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GP launches data pack for WhatsApp Bangla

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MNA Science & Tech Desk: Grameenphone in partnership with WhatsApp is offering its customers special pricing for simple, reliable and secure messaging through WhatsApp. The messaging data pack includes Whats-App with a Bangla option at an affordable rate, said a press release of Grameenphone on Tuesday. A customer can avail WhatsApp messaging — 20MB at Tk 2 with 1 day validity — by dialing *121*3063#. To enjoy Whats-App in Bangla, customers just need to select Bangla in the language settings right in the app. “Together with Grameenphone, we are making messaging more affordable and convenient in Bangladesh,” said Mubarik Imam, ...

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PM launches toll-free Child Helpline – 1098

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MNA Editorial Disk: Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday launched countrywide coverage of Bangladesh’s first toll-free child helpline – 1098 to provide a free telephone service to children who are facing violence, abuse and exploitation. The child helpline – 1098 enables anyone to report child rights violations, child abuse, exploitation or any other act of disruption to the protection of children by calling a toll-free number, 1098, from any corner of the country, through any mobile phone operator, said a press release. The child help line operates a 24-hour telephone line and also links children with existing social protection services ...

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Furberg appointed as Grameenphone interim CEO

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MNA Business Desk: The Grameenphone Board of Directors has appointed Mr. Petter-B. Furberg, 49-year-old, as the company`s interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective from 1 November 2016. In his new role, Furberg will also serve as member of Telenor Group`s Executive Management. Furberg is the Senior Vice President Telenor Digital Businesses, based in Bangkok. Prior to his current role, Furberg served as CEO of Telenor Myanmar for three years. Since joining Telenor in 1998, he has held a number of executive positions, including Chief Financial Officer and Chief Marketing Officer of dtac, Thailand, and Head of Financial Services at Telenor ...

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Grameenphone to use ‘013’ prefix

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MNA Business Desk: Grameenphone has been given the permission to use ‘013’  as a second prefix for mobile-phone numbers in addition to the old ‘017’series. BTRC Chairman Shahjahan Mahmood said that the operator has been permitted to use the new series on some conditions. But the BTRC chief did not disclose the conditions. However, Grameenphone applied for the new prefix last year, stating around 100 million numbers with ‘017’ prefix would soon be exhausted. Along the lines of National Numbering Plan, mobile-phone numbers start with ’01’. Grameenphone is using ‘017’ as the prefix, Citycell ‘011’, Teletalk ‘015’, Airtel ‘016’, Robi ...

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