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AMTOB decries new tax in the proposed budget

AMTOB, the association of mobile operators in Bangladesh, expressed its dissatisfaction regarding the proposed national budget of FY 2017-18 in a written statement/press conference today. AMTOB complained that while Telecom Industry is contributing around 6% of GDP with potential to grow up to 8% in near future, the proposals placed by the industry before the budget, have not been reflected in the budget speech. The budget seems to add more pain to general customers without giving any benefit. The industry body termed the additional tax imposed on the import of mobile handsets especially smartphones ‘untimely’ as the local handset manufacturing industry is not yet ready <...

Robi counts Tk 1.7b loss due to merger-related costs

Merger-related costs have forced Robi to incur a hefty loss of BDT 1.7bn at the end of Q 1 2017. The high taxation regime coupled with heavy investment demands is putting tremendous strain on the company’s cost structure, discouraging sustained investment. Although the network integration work is going on smoothly, the absence of tech-neutrality facility is making it difficult to ensure expected Quality of Service. YoY PERFORMANCE (Q1 17 vs Q1 16) After successful completion of Robi-Airtel merger in November 2016, year 2017 started with an expectation to provide best customer service in the country. Meeting the expectation, Robi

Huawei new flagship P10, P10 Plus in Bangladesh

Huawei Consumer Business Group has launched its latest flagship devices, the Huawei P10 and P10 Plus in Bangladesh market with a lot of fanfare today. The gala launching ceremony was held at the Radisson Blu Water Garden in Dhaka. These latest flagship devices have been co-engineered with the renowned German camera maker Leica just like the successful Huawei P9 and Huawei P9 Plus handsets which preceded P10 and P10 Plus last year. The unique hyper diamond-cut finish of the device was optimised HUAWEI P10 and P10...
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Symphony opens 49th Customer Care at Sayesthagonj

Recently the number one smartphone brand Symphony Mobile opened their 49th Customer Care center at Habiganj, Sayesthagonj. This customer care was inaugurated by Symphony Mobile’s Director & Head of Service Mr. S.M. Morshed-Uz-Zaman. Also other high officials of Edison Group were present at the Inauguration ceremony. Symphony CC at Sayesthagonj_Image“Symphony mobile already has 48 customer care at all over Bangladesh. These service centers will help Symphony e...

Helio S25 unveiled

Helio, as expected, has unveiled the S25 smartphone in Bangladesh. The helio S25 will be available in Bangladesh, 14th March 2017. It will come in Black color initially. The Chairman of Edison Group, Mr. Aminur Rashid unveiled the helio S25 in a launching ceremony at Westin Hotel, Gulshan. An attractive back-pack is offered with every purchase of helio S25. Moreover, 300 minute on-net and 100 minute off-net talk time and 15GB data (for first 3 months, per month 5GB) with PR_PIC_FinalRobi is also avail...

5b global mobile phone users in 2017

The number of mobile phone users globally will surpass five billion by the middle of this year, according to a study released Monday by GSMA, the association of mobile operators. With populations in Asia, and notably India, on the rise, the number, which stood at 4.8 billion a year ago, should mushroom to 5.7 billion, or three quarters of the world’s population, by 2020. Asia will account for around half total growth, according to GSMA’s ‘Mobile Economy’ report with India alone adding some 310 million new subscribers in the coming three years. The study also showed a trend towards towards mobile broadband networks and smartphones,