PSTN licence fees, WiLL spectrum charges halved

27 Jan 2009

The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has halved the operating licence renewal fees of privately owned PSTN service providers, reports The country’s alternative fixed line operators, which largely connect customers via wireless in the local loop (WiLL) technology, will also have their wireless spectrum fees, financial performance guarantees and rollout obligations cut by half, the BTRC announced yesterday. According to the report, the new charges are backdated to 1 January 2008. The Commission also said that decisions on interconnectivity fees and a unified tariff system for all private mobile and fixed line operators was expected ‘soon’ after discussions with cellular and PSTN operators.



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