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    Increased tax on telcos contradicts foreign investment protection law: AMTOB

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on June 19, 2019

    Imposition of increased tax on the mobile phone industry contradicts the Foreign Private Investment (Promotion and Protection) Act, 1980 as such taxation would result in...

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    No MFS cost hike for customers: BTRC

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on June 19, 2019

    The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission on Tuesday assured that its directive on mobile financial services would not increase any MFS cost for customers.The telecom regulator...

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    US chipmakers quietly lobby to ease Huawei ban

    Reuters . San Francisco/Washington | Updated at 12:00am on June 18, 2019

    Huawei’s American chip suppliers, including Qualcomm and Intel, are quietly pressing the US government to ease its ban on sales to the Chinese tech giant,...

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    Huawei says US ban to wipe $30 billion off its revenue

    Reuters . Hong Kong | Updated at 12:00am on June 18, 2019

    China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd has taken a harder-than-expected hit from a US ban, the company’s founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei said, and slashed revenue...

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    BTRC allows telcos to charge more for mobile banking service

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on June 18, 2019

    Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission on Monday allowed the mobile network operators to charge the mobile financial service operators each time for accessing mobile operators’ network.Telcos...

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    India’s flat May fuel demand points to sluggish economy

    Reuters | Updated at 12:20am on June 16, 2019

    India’s fuel demand in May was unchanged from a year earlier, preliminary government data showed on Saturday, indicating a continued slowdown in various sectors including...

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    Huawei delays global launch of foldable phone by three months

    Reuters . Hong Kong | Updated at 12:20am on June 16, 2019

    Huawei will delay the launch of its much-touted foldable 5G Mate X smartphone by three months, the latest setback for the company that was slapped...

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    Telcos term tax hike unjust, seek reversal

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:20am on June 15, 2019

    Association of Mobile Telecom Operators of Bangladesh on Friday termed the hike in taxes on the mobile phone companies and telecommunication services as unjust and...

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    Why is Huawei seeking $1 billion patent deal with Verizon?

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 12:15am on June 15, 2019

    Huawei is demanding Verizon Communications Inc pay $1 billion to license the rights to patented technology, signalling a potential shift in the embattled Chinese company’s...

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    Huawei files to trademark mobile OS around the world after US ban

    Reuters . Lima/Shanghai | Updated at 12:00am on June 14, 2019

    China’s Huawei has applied to trademark its ‘Hongmeng’ operating system (OS) in at least nine countries and Europe, data from a UN body shows, in...

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