Sunday, November 16, 2008

Broadband Solutions Limited Bangladesh found to illegal Voip Call Termination

Broadband Solutions Ltd, an ISP of Bangladesh found to be indeed terminating calls illegally in Bangladesh.

Last week BTRC drive a raid against illegal VoIP operators raided different establishments of Broadband Solutions Limited's Banani, Shantinagar and Molibagh in the city and found evidences of use of the bandwidth in illegal call termination.

The BdNews24.Com Reports:

M Tanjin Alam, the company's managing director, and Zahurul Islam Sheikh, the CEO, confessed to interrogators that they were indeed terminating calls illegally, the commission officials said.

"BTRC officials therefore have sealed their establishments on charge of violating the conditions and instructions stipulated in the licence," the commission officials said, adding they also seized equipment used for the illegal activities.

BdNews24.Com also reports that BTRC chairman Manzurul Alam express "Zero tolerance policy" against illegal VoIP activities and would be "defeat the very purpose of giving IGW licences"

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

KBps or Kbps, the confution and fact on ISP Industry of Bangladesh

The Most Common Questing as Sales Person from Any ISP in Bangladesh get is "How Much Bandwidth I will get on your package?"

The sales person from any ISP receive this type of query is also become confused to answer this query. They even don't know the fact of Kbps or kbps themselves!!!

In Bangladesh Internet Service Industry, we locally call it "boro K" (Capital K)  or "choto k" (Small k).  Here "boro K" (Capital K) is used to refer as 'Kilo-Bytes-Per-Second' and "Choto k" (Small k ) is used to refer as "Kilo-Bits-Per-Second"!

This confusion raised as most of browser like Internet Explorer, FireFox or even Google Chrome show the transfer rate in disk storage method (Kilo  Bytes Transferred / Time in Second). But in communication industry all of data transfer is quoted as 'Kilo Bits per Second".  For general people, when any ISP quote their bandwidth with 'x Kbps', it come in mind that he/she will get that 'x' number in his/her browser, which is not true in a sense. 

So my advice is for the ISP personal to use 'kilo bits per second' instate of 'kbps'. 

This article is just to show the confusion between ISP and the User. I will write more on this term on a later article. 

Monday, November 10, 2008

Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC)

Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission, widely known to Bangladeshi people as 'BTRC', is an independent commission to regulate all kind of Telecommunication related issue regardless of it's medium (wire or wireless).

BTRC established under the Bangladesh Telecommunication Act, 2001 (Act no. 18 of 2001) published by the Parliament in the Bangladesh Gazette, extraordinary issue of April 16, 2001. BTRC started functioning from January 31, 2002.

With a vision is to proper utilization of limited resource, BTRC currently playing vital role of issuing various license including but not limited to Mobile Phone Operator, PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network), Internet and Data Communication, Satellite Communication Service.

For more information on role of BTRC in Bangladeshi Communication sector, visit BTRC Official website

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Bangladesh ISP Listing

Actual Number Internet Service Provider of Bangladesh is unknown to general people of Bangladesh, as many of Internet Service Provider has not started Internet Service after getting the License from Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC), the regulatory commission of Bangladesh.

To start a business to provide Internet Service in Bangladesh is not that much tough to Start. But in business sense, it is really a tough job to Survive in long term.

I have started this blog to bring the in(s) and out(s) of ISP's operating in Bangladesh. With focus to release all kind of Information related to Bangladeshi ISP (Internet Service Provider), main vision of this blog is to bring ALL related issue to General People of Bangladesh.

With a long and deep relation to Active Internet Service Market of Bangladesh I am confidence enough to make a visible picture of Internet Service of Bangladesh. I expect full co operation from All of us related to Bangladesh Internet Service Industries.