Slashing duty on handsets is a must for GrameenPhone

22 Apr 2005

The managing director of Bangladesh’s largest cellco, GrameenPhone, called yesterday for the reduction of import duty on mobile phone handsets. Erik Aas, speaking at an opening of GrameenPhone’s eighth sales centre, argued that a cut on duty is more important than reducing call tariffs for rapid growth of mobile services. Import duty on a phone is currently BDT1,500 (USD23.72). At the end of December 2004 GrameenPhone reported 2,388,000 subscribers, a 63% share of the market.

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