Government to licence VoIP provision

23 Aug 2007

The Bangladeshi government has announced that it will sell VoIP licences to private operators in an auction in October, according to local newspaper The Daily Star. At a press briefing on Monday the telecoms authorities declared that the government has approved the International Long Distance Telecommunication Services Policy 2007. The first stage of the policy involves international gateways hooked up to submarine cable and interconnection exchanges; the second stage will have interconnection exchanges linked to the international gateways and access network service (ANS); and in the final stage the ANS will provide direct services to customers.



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