The Association of Mobile Telecom Operators of Bangladesh (AMTOB) has suggested reformation of tax to increase contribution of mobile network operator (MNO) to Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
AMTOB recently placed its budget proposal to the National Board of Revenue (NBR) in this regard.
“MNO has been going through multiple issues regarding taxation, it is time to find proper solutions to encourage the industry," said AMTOB President Mahtab Uddin Ahmed.
AMTOB proposed elimination of SIM tax, rationalisation of corporate income tax, elimination of minimum corporate tax, and elimination of double taxation.
Vivo has overtaken Samsung in smartphone sales in India in the first three months of this year despite the coronavirus situation, the company said Tuesday.
Vivo says it is one of the best in terms of camera, music, design, and performance.
International technology market analyst firm Canalys recently released the data. According to this Singapore-based company, Vivo takes 19.9 percent of the Indian mobile phone market as of March this year where Samsung has 18.9 percent market share.
In these three months, 6.7 million Vivo phones have been sold which was 4.5 million last year. Samsung’s sales dropped to 6.3 million this year.
In terms of sales, Xiaomi is now at the top of the Indian market but its sales growth rate is 8.4 percent, while the sales rate of Vivo phones is moving forward at 48.9 percent.
Vivo Bangladesh said Vivo always gives importance to the needs of the customers and emphasise technology improvement and keep it affordable for consumers.
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This has helped the brand capture Indian market. Vivo’s sales are also increasing rapidly in Bangladesh.
During the COVID-19 crisis, Vivo is managing its services through a hotline. Online sales are going on. The warranty period has also been extended for the convenience of the customers, the company said.
Huawei launched ten all-new air engine Wi-Fi 6 series models for the Asia Pacific region which are ideal for laying a high-quality fully-wireless campus.
The products stand out with technological innovations such as industry-unique dual-band smart antennas, lossless roaming and dynamic turbo (an intelligent application acceleration technology), said a press release on Tuesday
Among the new models, the flagship air engine Wi-Fi 6 8760 series boasts 16 spatial streams to deliver 10 Gbps wireless throughput and beyond.
According to Huawei’s forecasts, Wi-Fi 6 will be deployed by 90 percent of enterprises by 2023, making Wi-Fi underlying network technology required for efficient enterprise production and service digitalization.
Li Xing, president of the Campus Network Domain, Huawei’s Data Communication Product Line, said: “As new digital services are constantly emerging in enterprises, existing Wi-Fi 5 networks have already encountered bottlenecks that prevent them from meeting these new services.”
Huawei held its online IP Club Carnival with the theme of "Rethink IP, Building the Engine for Digital Transformation" on April 30.
Targeting the Asia Pacific region, this event aimed to help enterprise customers build a more efficient digital transformation engine in the face of the current pandemic.
In attendance at this thought-provoking online activity were more than 25000 delegates from enterprise customers and partners across industries, including government, finance, energy, transportation, healthcare, and education.
Huawei has released its whitepaper, ‘Technology against Pandemic: Insights and Practice on Telecom Networks’ providing deep insights into global networks and explaining the important role telecom networks have played in the fight against the pandemic.
This whitepaper, released on the occasion of "5G+, Better World" online summit, says stable telecom networks have helped people move vital activities online, such as online education, online shopping, and remote working during this the pandemic.
This has been the basis of continued learning and production when school and work were suspended. The paper also explains global operators' best practices for overcoming the pandemic with networks. For example, they introduced 5G, AI, fiber 10G PON, and other advanced technologies that enable more applications to combat the pandemic more efficiently.
Focusing on the current scenario, the whitepaper says the coronavirus outbreak has created many challenges for individuals, families, industries, and public services alike. As a result, governments and regulators across the world have developed a number of policies to facilitate the upgrade of ICT infrastructure.
For example, in China, the government has issued a number of policies to promote the application of "big data + grid", "Internet + medical healthcare", and "artiﬁcial intelligence" to make high-quality medical consultation services easily accessible.
In the online summit, the President of Huawei's Carrier BG Marketing and Solution Sales Dept Peng Song called on the ICT industry to stay together and build a better world.
"2020 marks the beginning of the third decade of the 21st century," said Peng. "This year, global digital transformation will accelerate, meaning both opportunities and challenges for telecom operators and industries. To address these opportunities and challenges, operators must aim for more resilient, automated, and intelligent target networks, and their annual network plans and activities should be geared towards achieving these goals."
He said Huawei is launching its "5G+, Better World" online platform to work with operators and partners worldwide, share valuable experiences, and build better target networks.
Several guests attended the event and delivered keynote speeches. These included Dr Su Yu, Deputy Dean of China Mobile Chengdu Industrial Research Institute, Robert Wigger, Chief Business Officer of Sunrise, Su Xiaoming, Vice President of YITU Technology, Shaun Collins, Chief Executive Officer of CCS Insight, and Bob Cai, Chief Marketing Officer of Huawei's Carrier BG.
Amidst the ongoing shutdown over the coronavirus outbreak, Grameenphone customers whose connection validity already expired on April 20 or is set to expire in the first week of May will remain active in-network at least till May 31.
The telecommunications service provider company made the disclosure on Saturday, saying extension of the account validity will be provided automatically during this period of uncertainty when the customers need their services most.
Customers' incoming and outgoing calls will remain active, and they will be connected to their near and dear ones.
The Government of Bangladesh has declared the telecommunication industry as an emergency service during COVID-19. Due to the enforcement of the lockdown, several balance recharge agents' points are not fully operational across the country.
Grameenphone is providing balance transfer free from one user to another as many people are unable to recharge or facing difficulties to rechange.
Moreover, during lockdown scenarios the customers are running home-office and also connected with their near and dear ones through internet, responding to their change in lifestyle and new-normal needs these days Grameenphone has decided to introduce a double bonus in internet offer, 16GB, at the price of 8GB for 30 days, added the press release.
Grameenphone has also extended the validity of its popular call rate offer 48 poisha per min. Previously, the offer was valid for up to 3 days, and now the validity will be extended to 6 days to offer flexibility in daily usage. For the postpaid customers, GP has increased the bill payment time from 15 days to 25 days.
Beside all these various initiatives, GP has also taken steps to increase COVID-19 awareness among all the citizens. The organization has introduced a network bar – Stay Home – to encourage people to maintain social distancing.