BTTB cuts internet tariffs

7 Feb 2008

State-owned dominant telco Bangladesh Telegraph and Telephone Board (BTTB) has announced a reduction in internet tariff charges by between 20% and 40% as it seeks to accelerate the growth of the country’s internet sector. Although local ISPs have welcomed BTTB’s new tariff plan, they said the charges should be reduced further and more in line with those of neighbouring countries. Manzurul Alam. chairman of Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (BTRC), said in a recent interview with The Daily Star that BTTB’s bandwidth price was still ‘abnormally high’. The BTRC chairman also said the government plans to install another submarine cable as backup to ensure uninterrupted connection, boosting Bangladesh’s status as a hub for ICT outsourcing.

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