Digital Bangladesh

Telecoms plan unveiled – Fibre-optic network to connect unions, hospitals, schools to get computers, net facilities

March 11th, 2010 by VOIP Bangladesh

(Unb, Dhaka) Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday unveiled an ambitious digitisation plan for building Bangladesh as a country fully furnished with modern telecommunications system for faster delivery of services to the people. Read the rest of this entry »

What need to be done for Digital Bangladesh

February 18th, 2010 by VOIP Bangladesh

Another calendar year has gone by from the life of e-activism in Bangladesh. However, the difference from other years and 2009 is the Digital Bangladesh program of the current government. A key promise of the government is to turn Bangladesh into a middle-income country by 2021 by creating a Digital Bangladesh that will raise the people’s standard of living and improve the business environment. Read the rest of this entry »

Fiber@Home achieves success in completing transmission link

January 11th, 2010 by VOIP Bangladesh

Fiber@Home Limited has completed its three-year target of nationwide transmission network, mandated by the government, in just six months. Read the rest of this entry »

Bangladesh to launch GSO Satellite

January 7th, 2010 by VOIP Bangladesh

Bangladesh is going to launch a GSO Satellite in the nonplanned space slot 1020E. The main purpose of the satellite is to establish telecommunication network, geo-survey, oceanographic survey, marine biology, forestry , mineral survey etc. Read the rest of this entry »

Digital underground – VOIP Services Analysis and Concerns

December 22nd, 2009 by VOIP Bangladesh

NEW technologies require new laws and regulations. But these regulations must be sensible and they have to be enforced uniformly. The tragedy in Bangladesh is that we make senseless regulations and do not enforce the sensible ones. As a result, businesses get destroyed, our workers migrate and then we highlight “record remittances” to console ourselves. Read the rest of this entry »

Two more submarine cables to strengthen IT Related business in Bangladesh

December 3rd, 2009 by VOIP Bangladesh

The Bangladesh telecom regulator has taken a move to connect Bangladesh with two more submarine cables through private sector initiative within one and a half years as internet-based services are often disrupted with the country’s lone undersea cable. Read the rest of this entry »

Bangladesh parliament recomemded Govt. to open VoIP

April 29th, 2009 by VOIP Bangladesh

[the dailystar reports] A parliamentary body yesterday made some recommendations including opening up of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) for increasing government’s revenue earnings from the telecom sector.

The parliamentary standing committee on post and telecommunications ministry proposed withdrawal of Tk 800 tax on SIM card, reducing international call routing charge from 4 cents to 3 cents, zero duty on import of mobile sets valued up to TK 3,000 each and fixing monthly internet charge at Tk 300 for home users. Read the rest of this entry »

Bangladesh to amend law to fight against cyber crimes

April 27th, 2009 by VOIP Bangladesh

[South Asian News] Bangladesh is planning stringent measures to fight cyber crimes amid the rapid expansion of information and communication technology and telecommunications networks in the impoverished South Asian country, an official said Monday.

‘We have taken steps afresh to facilitate fair and secured use of the information technology as the country lacks a complete law to deal with cyber crimes,’ MM Neazuddin, a joint secretary to the science and ICT ministry, told the German Press Agency dpa. Read the rest of this entry »

Development of the ICT sector in Bangladesh and Vision 2021 Digital Bangladesh

April 24th, 2009 by VOIP Bangladesh

Chairman of Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) Brig Gen (retd) Zia Ahmed on Wednesday said the government is determined to reach the ICT facilities to the doorsteps of the people to build a ‘Digital Bangladesh’.

“To achieve the goal, optimum use of information and communication technology(ICT) facilities such as internet connectivity, fibre optics, WiMax and 3G will have to be ensured for the people,” he told a press conference here.

BTRC will issue VOIP License for Business in Bangladesh

April 24th, 2009 by VOIP Bangladesh

[Md Hasan, Daily Star] The telecom watchdog has decided to issue licences for IP telephony in a move to open up voice calls through the internet protocol, the use of which has so far been prohibited in Bangladesh.

IP-telephony licensing will be exclusive to local internet service providers (ISPs). Licence holders will provide international and domestic voice calls over managed IP-based networks, according to the IP telephony licence guideline designed by Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC). Read the rest of this entry »