Most Bangladeshi operators not keen to join Internet.org

Bangladesh’s mobile operators reportedly aren’t interested in joining Internet.org, noting that the ‘limited version’ of the internet is not a service that would serve their customers’ needs. The country’s two largest mobile operators, Grameenphone and Banglalink, however, have introduced free …

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Bangladeshi PM approves spectrum auction guidelines

Bangladesh’s prime minister has approved the telecoms regulator’s draft guidelines for the 1.8 and 2.1GHz spectrum auction scheduled for 30 April. The deadline for submitting applications is 26 February. The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) submitted the guidelines in December, …

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Grameenphone CEO sees major concern over future auctions

The head of Grameenphone identified several areas of regulatory concern, the most significant being what he sees as “unfair discrimination” in the recently announced spectrum actions. Bangladesh’s regulator has indicated it will hold new auctions in the 1.8 and 2.1GHz bands …

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Grameenphone adds 4.4M connections, strengthens market share

Bangladesh’s Grameenphone reported a sharp increase in profit last year as it boosted its connections base by almost 10 per cent and strengthened its position as the market leader. The operator, owned by Norway’s Telenor, added 4.4 million connections in 2014, …

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Telenor appoints new CEOs for Bangladesh, India

Telenor Group announced that its operations in India and Bangladesh will have new CEOs from 1 December. Vivek Sood will rejoin Uninor to become CEO after holding the same position at Grameenphone since January 2013. Owing to Sood’s departure from …

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