Bangladesh to award new GSM licence

11 Oct 2005

Bangladesh is planning to launch a tender for a new 15-year national GSM licence, open to overseas and local bidders. The existing five GSM and CDMA operators in the country – BTTB, GrameenPhone, CityCell, Banglalink and Aktel – have been barred from competing for the additional concession. The proposed new spectrum allocation will be in the 1710-1765MHz/1805-1860MHz band. Preference is to be given to bidders with experience of operating GSM networks in the following countries: India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan and the Maldives.



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