Telecom on fast track

12 03 2011

Nobody thought about 100 percent mobile coverage when Bangladesh enacted its first telecom policy in 1999, as only a handful of the country’s 64 districts was under wireless network coverage at that time.

But the ever-explosive sector has dwarfed all expectations and doubts to help Bangladesh become one of the fastest growing telecom markets in the world.

Full story: The Daily Star


Internet Companies in Bangladesh – Sylhet

1 03 2011


Grameenphone Sylhet -Better than most telecom and ISP for village areas, in terms of getting a signal for data however their charges are very high. Hope to see 4G available in every village by 2017.

BanglaLink Sylhet– Price is more competitive than GP however only mainly used in the city.


Home broadband:

Link3 Sylhet – Coverage area in Cities only


Smile Sylhet – Coverage area in Cities only


Mobile broadband:

Banglalion Sylhet – Coverage area in Cities only

Qubee Sylhet – Coverage area in Cities only

Free International call

29 10 2010

Rebtel voucher code until the 31st of January 2011, this is how it works:

The offer is a voucher code that adds $5 bonus on the first $10 deposit. That is a 50% bonus, $5 is equal to approx 6 hours of calling to the UK or Mexico, or about one hour to Asia or Africa.

* Voucher code: REBTEL5
* End date: 31st of January 2011
* The minimum deposit is $10. The deposit must be made within 30 days after the sign up
* The customer has to submit the voucher code when signing up

Remember that with Rebtel you pay only for the time you talk! We have one minute billing; and there are no hidden charges. No contract required. First call is FREE! Use the free first call in your promotions.

Turning dreams into reality

2 10 2010

Shampa Akter, a homemaker and entrepreneur of Kushtia, was not present at the biggest gathering of Nokia held recently in London. But her success story has been narrated to the world of mobile technology as an example of how mobile phones can develop and change the lives of ordinary people, even in the least developed countries.

In mid September, around three thousand people from over a hundred countries gathered at Nokia’s two-day World Summit 2010 in London.

Full story: The Daily Star

SMS for a train ticket this Eid

29 08 2010

The coming of Eid means new clothes,  good food, celebrations and a time to be close to friends and family. For a very huge number of people in Bangladesh, this would mean travelling back to their home districts. But that’s when you remember that you have to purchase the railway ticket and you squirm at the thought of standing for hours at the railway station behind a humongous queue, just to find at the end that tickets are all sold out. And then you think, “Oh why not just skip it this year?”

Full story: The Daily Star

A step towards Digital Bangladesh

11 06 2010

In a tech-based atmosphere in parliament, the finance minister yesterday said an online VAT registration system will be introduced under the government’s vision to build a Digital Bangladesh by 2021.

“In order to digitise the taxation system, I propose to introduce online VAT registration and return submission. A specific software will be used for this purpose, which will be developed by a private firm under the direct supervision of the National Board of Revenue,” AMA Muhith said.

Full story: The Daily Star

Bangladesh Airports on track to meet government’s digital vision

21 05 2010

Bangladeshi expatriates and other travellers who have been pressing for improved services at two of the country’s major regional airports have had their wishes granted, thanks to a successful new collaboration between Biman Bangladesh Airlines and SITA, the air transport IT specialist.

Full story: SITA