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Apple loses more ground in smartphone market

Apple lost more ground in the shrinking smartphone market last quarter, with a sales tracker saying the tech giant was pushed off the top-three seller list by a Chinese rival. Apple fell to fourth place in global smartphone sales, shipping 35.3 million iPhones in the second quarter compared to the 36.2 million units shipped by Oppo, according to a report ... Read More »

94mn cell phone users face call drops, poor net service

Dhaka, July 12 (UNB)–Even as mobile phone users continue to complain about regular call drops and poor internet services, the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission(BTRC)is yet to take anyinitiative to address the growing menaces. Some users say they face call dropproblem five to six times a day and that they often have to wait for a long time to get through. Users ... Read More »

Great leaps in science thanks to Apollo

The Apollo 11 mission to the Moon and back 50 years ago went down in history as mankind’s giant leap, changing the way we saw our place in the universe. But the program was also the catalyst for profound scientific and engineering breakthroughs that reverberate to this day. It required overcoming myriad technical challenges, a task made possible only by ... Read More »

New bandwidth price from July 1

New price of internet bandwidth would be effective from July 1 as the posts and telecommunications division (PTD) has further reduced the price. At a meeting with Posts and Telecommunications Minister Mustafa Jabbar in the chair the decision was taken today to expedite the progress of the journey of “digital Bangladesh”, said a PTD press release. PTD Secretary Ashoke Kumar ... Read More »

High taxes to impede BD telecom sector growth, says insiders

Dhaka, June 26 (UNB) – High taxes and duties proposed in the national budget for 2019-20 fiscal year on the telecom sector will impede its growth, said insiders on Wednesday. They made the remarks at a roundtable discussion titled ‘Proposed Budget: Reality of Telecom Sector’ organised by Telecom Reporters Network Bangladesh (TRNB) at a city hotel. In the new budget, ... Read More »

Huawei CEO Ren Zhengfei coming on facebook live on Monday

Dhaka, June 16(UNB)-Ren Zhengfei, Founder and CEO of Huawei- a leading global information and communications technology solutions provider, will come on Facebook Live to discuss the contemporary crisis of Huawei on Monday. The duration of the live discussion will be more than one and a half hour where he will answer the questions of two prominent thinkers; one is author, ... Read More »

Huawei wins ‘Best 5G Core Network Technology’ award

Dhaka, Jun 14(UNB)- Huawei’s 5G intelligent and simplified core network solution won “Best 5G Core Network Technology” Award at the 5G World Summit-2019 held in London recently. 5G will bring many changes to industries and promote new industry applications and business models. Huawei’s 5G intelligent and simplified core network supports all-cloud-based key technologies, such as three-layer decoupling, stateless design, cross-DC ... Read More »

Hearing: Subscribers vent anger at cellphone operators

Dhaka, June 12 – Subscribers on Wednesday vented their anger at the poor services provided by different mobile phone companies in the country. At a public hearing arranged by the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) at the Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh (IEB), they raised various complaints, including weak network, slow internet speed, deception in the name of internet packages, SMS ... Read More »

Huawei unveils Y Max phablet in BD on the occasion of Eid

Dhaka, May 8 – Huawei has unveiled its new attraction Y Max phablet in Bangladesh with extra facility for gaming and watching features. The hybrid fabulous device, combining the size format of smartphone and tablet, is equipped with super large dewdrop display, strong battery support, high-performed processor and powerful RAM. Huawei Y Max phablet, the new device of the world’s ... Read More »

Grameenphone launches Tonic Booths in eight centres

Dhaka, May 8 – Grameenphone recently launched Tonic Booth in eight Grameenphone Centers (GPC) in Dhaka and Chattogram. Tonic Booth services are available in 6 GPCs in Dhaka which are GPC Gulshan, GPC Mirpur, GPC Dhanmondi, GPC Motijheel, GPC Farmgate and GPC GP House. It is also available in Chattagram at GPC GEC and GPC Agrabad. Grameenphone customers can visit ... Read More »

BD cellphone provider GP offers enhanced maritime com

Dhaka, Apr 28 (UNB)- The fishermen and commuters around the Bay of Bengal will be able to communicate with a wider range of mobile network as Grameenphone has recently improved its deep-sea network capacity. Grameenphone is providing this deep-sea network coverage from the point of Cox’s Bazar, Kuakata, Char Kukrimukri in Bhola and Char Montaz in Patuakhali and up to ... Read More »

Highest mobile malware infections in Bangladesh?

Dhaka, Feb 10 (UNB) – Bangladesh is on top of the countries having the risk of mobile malware infections with 35.91 percent of users being affected, according to a study. The study conducted by US-based Comparitech on 60 countries, however, ranked Bangladesh 6th in overall cybersecurity rankings (from the worst to the best) with a total score of 47.21. According ... Read More »

Apple’s top retail exec to leave amid iPhone sales slowdown

San Francisco, Feb 6 (AP/UNB)  — Apple’s top retailing executive is stepping down amid a slowdown in iPhone sales that has raised doubts about the company’s future growth prospects. The shake-up announced Tuesday ends Angela Ahrendts’ five-year stint overseeing Apple’s 506 retail stores and e-commerce operations. She is being replaced by Deirdre O’Brien, a longtime Apple executive who also runs ... Read More »

Mobile users in Bd nearly 12 million up in 2018

Dhaka, Jan 31 (Xinhua/UNB) – The total number of Bangladesh’s mobile phone subscribers hit about 157 million at the end of 2018, with addition of nearly 12 million new users in last year, statistics of the country’s telecom regulator showed Thursday. According to data from the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC), the number of subscribers in the country reached 156.989 million ... Read More »

Artificial Intelligence powered smartphone launched

Edison Group has recently released an artificial intelligence (AI) powered smartphone, Helio S60. This latest model features the AI supported P60 chipset along with the trending notch display style.The grand launching ceremony took place recently at a convention centre in the city, said a press release. Read More »

Operator ready to offer MNP service to users

Mobile Number Portability (MNP) operator, Infozillion is set to offer the much awaited service to the country’s mobile phone users.The company has completed interconnectivity and other related process with three private mobile network operators -Grameenphone, Robi and Banglalink while state-owned Teletalk has done only interconnection, said a top official of the operator. Read More »

4G tele-netwrok by March this year, says BTRC Chairman

Mentioning that five mobile phone operators have applied for having licences for the 4G mobile phone services, BTRC Chairman Dr Shahjahan Mahmood on Sunday hoped that it will be able to roll out the fourth general network by March next. Addressing a press briefing at his office, the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) chief said the auction for the 4G ... Read More »