Saturday, April 28, 2007

License Model

This is the continuation of my previous Post.

Basically Our Regulatory Board BTRC should Know the type of License. ISP license is already been assigned and if I am not mistaken VOIP opening bill had been passed.

As Voip is the Part of Telecommunication I don't find any thing wrong to use this technology.

Now where is the Problem of Regulatory body? Problem is Any mode of Call should be routed through BTTB Gateway. Any international Operator can use it By traditional point to point
Satellite IPLC , Via Cable or Via Public Ip(Voice Over Internet protocol).So as the issue is to

Monitor every call is Via BTTB Gateway so all Ip traffic is monitored.

Now Voip is the System where 70% Telco cost is reduced. Even China is Migrating their full system to VoiIp from TDM.

BTRC has to keep one thing in mind that this is the era of Perfect competition. They are not

the regulatory body of BTTB only. They have to see the interest of Public .

Because this Communication system is related to very much in every sector of Bangladesh.

Now BTRC Can follow the Model of IDA (info com Development Authority of Singapore).

Basically IDA has different Category.

Here I will discuss about the very two basic Category-

1) SBO Class : This is the license you can use only the wholesale of the minutes no pree paid activities. Traffic can be gone via public IP only. This license never allow to make any cable connection and Retail facilities . this Cost only 250 sgd (1 usd= 1.48 sgd).

This is the life long facilities. Company Must be private limited or Limited Liability Partners ship

(LLP).After Financial Year when Company submits the accounts then Income Tex is decided
by the Govt not IDA (As BTRC) or SINGTEL( As BTTB). In this license you don't need to go internet Exchange

2) SBO Individual: Through out this License one can go for Retail operation and pree paid service, Inter connection via Cable means you can do calling card, call back and every thing

company must have paid up capital of 100k SGD and 5000 Sgd is license fee and Can renew

every year in same price. SBO operators can rent E1 connection from Sing Tel,Star Hub also

Bandwidth. There are Data centers of Sing Tel, Equnix ,StarHub where operator can host their system.

So are Sing Tel and Star Hub running after the other operator to share their revenue?

Or appoint Police with IDA to run after the operators.

They are buying from Local Tier2. Retail Players( Calling Card Companies) are buying Routes from Tier1 like Sing Tel.

Besides Tier1 has their own Card and all.

In that Case Both Govt and private sectors are getting revenue.

So I think We should Implement such Model asap to save this industry.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

A License to call

Voip and Bangladesh are the talk of the world in now a days. I could not say it is talk of the town.

VOIP license It is Just like a Lamp of Aladin. Voip License means the column of Shahriar Khan or

Naimur Rahman Khan( Self Declared Telecom Analyst).

Actually Bangladesh Telecom sector is slowly going to its ultimate Destiny as Pakistan Market.

This is the market which has still now huge possibility but because of some Inefficient people

we are going to loose the market.

My question to the Bangladesh information& Telecom Ministry how long they will take to

make the decision about so called license?

I think lots of time and energy are used in the eligibility of license? I think It is a real big public

BTTB does not have capacity.

Lots of analysis has been made. We need solutions.

Now how long will it take to get License to Call?

BTTB The White Elephent


We have reached in the 14th week after the verdict of High court on VOIP. But Still now there is no farther development in this Sector. Being Center of this industry I know how much disasters are waiting for the Tele communication Sector of Bangladesh.

Actually To achieve License is not the last point. You have to develop infrastructure.

Main problem In Bangladesh People Treat VOIP

Only on the point of Telephonic Call Termination&Origination side.My Point is If our so called Young group has enough capital or not to Invest on the infrastructure . I am worried that a section of Media& People

want to make some conflict between Isp Associations& Mobile Operators which is very risky. and Because of such statements that

Old group of Ex Govt is benefited who never

helped this sector to be grown up in last some years. and This group of people using

the lack of proper knowledge in this sector of Media . BTTB is even not also out of that.

Because During last some years BTTB system was completely broken down because of Some corrupt officials who were connected to Higher officials of the GOVT.

Basically what I am feeling Too many people are giving their opinion and I am afraid It will take very bad affect in our telecommunication sector. I need to point Out some thing . First of all what is the Roll of BTTB and Other 4 operators in Bangladesh? what is the current Infrastructure BTTB owns now? I myself had some Tele conference with some higher officials of BTTB. But I found they have the lack of Technical manpower and adequate Infrastructure and sorry to say that they have also very much lack of knowledge

about this sector. But From the center of this industry I can say this industry has multiple prospect in the country. Major problem is that BTTB is the only Govt based

operator who have telecommunication infrastructures But which is not enough.

They are scared to complete with Better and Modern system.As an Only Govt operator

They are the member of the consortium. so SE A-WE-ME 4 cable which has landed to Bangladesh they have got the sole right of Bangladesh side. and Here lies the problem. In last some years growth rate of our Mobile operators are 65% But BTTB gowth is completely in negative. huge system loss is going on because ofthe lots of corruption. BTTB is the tier1 operator but they can't take them to the next level at all compare to the other operators. while Sing Tel, Vsnl,

Star Hub, PCCW are growing up like any thing but in last some years BTTB even can't identify the policy and Right Infrastructure. here world is going with 3G BTTB even can't implement SMS In Teletalk. Govt was not even serious about this sector at all. BTTB could not develop even any

alternative sector for their source of income and I am 100% sure They are going on Loss after 1971-1990 They have

done the Monopoly . Over the Top they got

lots of foreign Fund Plus subsidy. but They could Not make It profitable Company.

SINGTEL and STARHUB are the Pride of Singapore. But Our Tier1 BTTB?

Now Most important is about the legality of VOIP .Here First question is coming up about that BTTB is Deprived of revenue because of Gray operators and Mobile operators are supporting them etc etch Blah blah. and

some Media people are very much convinced and making stories without proper

knowledge. First of all what is the Definition of Revenue &Income Tex? BTTB is scared that If VOIP is opened they will loose the revenue. BTTB is not the National Revenue Board or Income Tex Department. To me Govt should get the revenue not BTTB. GOVT may get it by Tax and

Vat. But why should we destroy a promising sector because of a particular Govt Office.

They are simply Govt operator. Just Imagine where we are seating right of the moment and where is our national Growth of a particular sector. It was good that BTRC has been developed but Is right person seating on the chair of BTRC? BTTB even can't develop their International whole sale department over the year. They even don't have proper customer care Department. It is our best of luck that Those Foriegin companies Telenor, Telecom Malaysia, Sing Tel and Orascom Put their money in the country and this sector is getting real revolution now and all those companies did have different services in several sectors of telecommunication in other countries.

But because of some out dated policy this promising sectors can't be developed. We have market but we can't explore for the white Elephant like BTTB. Now I think GOVT should take immediate decision about opening of VOIP and should open it in reasonable price. I mentioned that VOIP is a Technology. It is not only used in Telephonic call. It is also used in several Telecom works. BPO, IPPBX etc can be very good

industry. by using the best wonder of 21st century. and Those common platform and all are simply wastage of time. Every Isp and Mobile operators should apply for this license even from other sectors and BTTB has to compete with this private sector. It is funny that they are scared to compete with the private sector. Govt can earn much better revenue from this industry by opening it. and again I am Just pointing this to Govt that they should speak with the consultant of home and abroad of this sector and they should speak with the Marketing and Financial and financial

analyst as well.I found in the Review Committee One professor is becoming the head and all BTTB people are there. But there is no telecom specialist. These people

don't have any real time exposer , Business Development sense .and every time we are having problem in this area. But as This

Industry is promising I will expect Govt will take right step. We Have to remember one thing IT industry is supporting industry. Telecommunication is a Fast growing Sector. Voip Is not only limited in Call Termination& origination. Lots of Old technology is replaced by VOIP and Bangladesh is the people of 200 Million.

To any Tier1,2 ,3 and Retail operator Bangladesh is simply hot Cake. So It is very important Right now to focus in this sector in priority basis.


Twin Sister of the Earth

FOR LONG HUMANS have been in search of another planet, which had similar features like earth and which would support, life form.
And for those looking for a quiet but habitable spot away from the hustle and bustle of the earth life, Gliese 581 just seems to be the right place.
Gliese 581 was identified at the European Southern Observatory (Eso) facility at La Silla in the Atacama Desert recently
The planet is located around a star known as the Gliese 581, which is about 20.5 light years away from earth's solar system and among one of the 100 closest stars to the sun. One year on the planet lasts for only 13 days.
To make the discovery possible, researchers had to use a very sensitive instrument called HARPS (High Accuracy Radial Velocity for Planetary Searcher) that can measure tiny changes in the velocity of a star as it experiences the gravitational tug of a nearby planet.
Gliese 581 is much cooler and dimmer than our own Sun and the discovery has created tremendous excitement among scientists.
The Gliese 581 super-Earth is in what scientists call the "Goldilocks Zone" where temperatures "are just right" for life to have a chance to exist.
The yet unnamed planet is only about one-and-a-half times the size of earth and five times massive than our earth, according to a team of European astronomers.
Its discoverers are not yet clear that if it has a rocky surface like the Earth or if it’s a frozen ice ball with liquid water on the surface.
If it is rocky like Earth, according to the prevailing theory, it has a diameter ``of about one and a half times bigger than our planet and if it is an ice ball, then it would be even bigger.
The research team believes that the average temperature of the planet to be somewhere between 0 and 40 degrees celcius and that has set off celebrations among astronomers.
Until now, all 220 planets found by astronomers outside our solar system have had the "Goldilocks problem." They've been either too hot or too cold. Or they are just a plain—too big and gaseous—like uninhabitable Jupiter.
Xavier Delfosse of Grenoble University in France said that the newfound planet could inhabit life and will definitely be a target for future space missions to find extra-terrestrial beings.


Basically I feel in this biggest Galaxy some where there is complex life