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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 »

UAE to roll out 5G in early next year

The UAE’s Telecommunications Regulation Authority has announced the initiation of IMT2020 technology – commonly known as 5G – which is expected to be deployed across the country from early 2018. According to state news agency WAM, licencees from mobile operators in the UAE will start the deployment of 5G networks in several phases from early in the new year, helping ... Read More »

BD allows maximum 15 SIM cards per user

Dhaka, Dec 5 – Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) secretary Sarwar Alam on Tuesday said that a user will now be allowed to use maximum 15 SIM cards with his/her national identity (NID) card. This is a three-time increase from the government’s last decision of allowing up to five SIM cards for each user. Read More »

Egypt state firm looks to cash in on thriving mobile sector

As Egypt’s mobile operators thrive, state- owned Telecom Egypt is entering the market in an effort to boost state revenues. In a country with more mobile phone subscriptions than residents, Egypt’s only fixed-line operator is hoping to get in on the action with its new mobile service, WE. But some established players say they fear the state-owned firm, which already ... Read More »

Malaysia probes leak of 46m phone users’ data

Malaysia is investigating an attempt to sell details of more than 46 million mobile phone subscribers that were leaked online in a massive data breach, a minister said Wednesday. The breach was originally reported by local technology website Lowyat.net after unidentified individuals offered the phone data, from several telecoms companies, and other personal information for sale on a public forum ... Read More »

Riyadh lifts ban on Skype, WhatsApp

Saudi Arabia will remove its ban on internet phone calls on Thursday, a government spokesman said, in a bid to stimulate online business as the kingdom looks to boost non-oil revenue. All online voice and video call services such as Microsoft’s Skype and Facebook’s WhatsApp that satisfy regulatory requirements will become accessible at midnight (2100 GMT), Adel Abu Hameed, spokesman ... Read More »

Apple unveils $999 iPhone X with facial recognition

Cupertino, Sep 13 (AP/UNB) — Apple has broken the $1,000 barrier with its latest, and most expensive, phone, the iPhone X. With a price starting at $999 and a host of new features, the phone will be a big test for both Apple and consumers. Will people be willing to shell out really big bucks for a relatively fragile device ... Read More »

Six telecom companies pay Ta 8.5 billion revenue

Six mobile phone operators of the country has paid Tk 855.01 crore as revenue in the 2016-17 fiscal. Tarana Halim, State Minister for Post and Telecommunications, came up with the information while replying to a tabled starred question from Sukumar Ranjan Gosh (Munshiganj-1) at the Parliament on Tuesday. Read More »

EU mobile roaming charges go

A European Union (EU) law to abolish roaming charges for people using mobile phones abroad came into force Thursday. The new rules mean that citizens travelling within the EU will be able to call, text and browse the internet on mobile devices at the same price they pay at home. The European Commission said the end of roaming charges was ... Read More »

Grameenphone starts mobile handset recycling

To celebrate World Environment Day, Bangladeshi mobile operator Grameenphone has launched its ‘Mobile Handset Recycling’ campaign. Under this initiative, Grameenphone invites customers to deposit their unused/discarded mobile handset in a drop box located at Grameenphone Centres. Grameenphone will recycle these unused or discarded handsets, to ensure that all recyclable materials and any potentially harmful substances inside the device will be ... Read More »