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Bangladesh 3G hopefuls will line up for beauty contest

Bangladesh’s telecom minister Rajiuddin Ahmed Raju has told journalists that 3G licences will be awarded via a qualitative ‘beauty contest’ procedure rather than a straightforward monetary auction

Bangladesh to auction 3G licences in 2010

Bangladesh’s telecom regulator announced today that licences to run 3G mobile services will be auctioned this year in a bid to attract billions of dollars of investment, according to an AFP report.

Reports: Bharti to buy Bangladeshs Warid Telecom

Reports today state that India’s Bharti Airtel is set to buy a 70 percent stake in Bangladesh’s fourth-largest operator, Warid Telecom, for around US$900 million.

Banglalink to raise US60.5M in bonds

Bangladesh’s second-largest mobile operator by subscribers, Banglalink, is set to raise BDT4.25 billion (US$60.5 million) through issuing bonds, notes TeleGeography, citing an article in the Financial Express (FE).