Vol. 5 Num 1022 Tue. April 17, 2007  

Five-day telecoms fair begins

Participants were displaying low-cost mobile handsets with discounts at the five-day telecoms fair styled '3rd Bangladesh Int'l Telecom Fair' that began in Dhaka yesterday.

"We are offering 502-model handset at Tk 5,500 at the show against its price of Tk 9,400," said an official of i-mobile distribution company.

Handset producer Sony Ericsson is offering Tk 200 to Tk 800 discount in the fair at Bangladesh-China Friendship Conference Centre.

China made handsets are also offering between Tk 100 and Tk 1,000 discounts at the show.

A total of 30 national and international communication equipment and service providers, manufacturers and handset distributors are participating in the third version of the fair organised by Weekly Financial Monitor.

The telecoms sector has seen growing tremendously for the last few years, leading to GDP growth of the country, CM Shafi Sami, former adviser to the caretaker government, said at the fair.

The fair will help people know about the latest technology in the telecoms sector, said Marghub Murshed, former chairman of Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC).

The fair is open to all between 10am and 8pm everyday with a Tk 20 entry fee.