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Tk 8b wasted in BTCL project to favour a firm

Bangladesh Telecommunications Company Limited (BTCL) has undertaken a project spending an additional Tk 8 billion on the pretext of ‘emergency’, official documents suggest. For the project to modernise digital telecommunication infrastructure, a Chinese company offered its services for Tk 11.6 billion, but the BTCL decided to accept another Chinese company’s tender for Tk 20.48 billion to implement the project. The second bidder was awarded the job in violation of procurement rules and directives from telecomthe authoriti...

Robi sets out to honour stalwarts of Chittagong

The number one mobile phone operator in Chittagong, Robi, is going to honour the stalwarts of commercial capital on Friday, 23rd December at M A Aziz Stadium. This initiative is meant to celebrate the special bond that Robi enjoys with the people of Chittagong. The programme will start at 4 pm and end at 12 am. The award ceremony will be held from 6 to 9 pm and a star studded line up of famous bands- Nagar Baul (James), Aurthohin, Nemesis, Robi Traveler AppMiles, Chirkutt, Shunno and popular si...

Axiata, edotco announce record $ 600m deal

Axiata Group Berhad (“Axiata”) and its wholly-owned subsidiary, edotco Group Sdn. Bhd. (“edotco” or “Company”) 13, December 2016 announced a record USD600 million Primary and Secondary Equity Private Placement Deal by entering into a binding term sheet with Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (“INCJ”, USD400 million committed) and Khazanah Nasional Berhad (“Khazanah”, USD200 million committed) for primary and secondary edotco GSMA Award_Axiata 2Shares respectively. Definitive agreements are expected ...

Robi thanks stakeholders for facilitating Robi-Airtel merger

Robi Axiata Limited- the newly merged company has thanked all its stakeholders at a corporate event held at a city hotel on Saturday, 10th September 2016. Hon’ble State Minister for Posts and Telecommunications Division (PTD), Tarana Halim, MP present at the event as the Chief Guest. Hon’be State Minister for ICT Division Zunayed Ahmed Palak MP was present as the Guest of Honor. Besides, Additional Secretary, PTD, Shawkat Mostafa; BTRC Vice-Chairman, Brig Gen Ahsan Habib Khan, Retd; Executive Member, Bangladesh Investment Development Authority, 3

Robi registers 11.5pc revenue growth in 3rd quarter

Year 2016 started with very challenging business condition resulting from lower subscribers’ base arising from SIM biometric registration compliance imposed by regulator which slowed down new activation and deactivation of non-biometric compliant SIM. Growth momentum of mobile services was further impacted negatively by more expensive mobile services due to additional 1% surcharge and 2% supplementary duty on all mobile services. After biometric re-registration, Robi’s subscriber base stands at 23.8 million, representing 20.5% of industry subscriber market share. During the period, YTD Q3 16 total revenue contracted by 1.0% compared to the same period of last year, data revenue had registered encouraging growth of 34.1%. Data revenue growth

Airtel employees welcome merging with Robi

Axiata senior leadership and Robi officials have extended a warm welcome to the Airtel employees who have opted to join the merged company. A colourful ceremony was organized at a city hotel on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 to mark the occasion. With everyone clad in the unique Robi Punjabi, the gathering took on a festive look. Robi’s senior management team members were all present to welcome the new joiners in the merged company. The company’s Chief Corporate and People Officer, Matiul Islam Nowshad conducted the event as the Master of Ceremony. Video message from the Hon’ble State Minister, Posts & Telecommunications Division (PTD), Tarana Halim, MP; Secretary, PTD, Md. Faizur Rahman Chowdhury and Bangladesh Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (BTRC) Chairman, Dr. Shahjah...