BTRC to award new VoIP licences

23 Jul 2012

National telecoms regulator the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has invited applications from companies wishing to secure new voice-over-internet protocol (VoIP) termination licences. The concessions will be valid for five years and will only cover the termination of international incoming VoIP calls. Further, the watchdog is prohibiting domestic mobile operators and international gateway operators from applying for a licence, it said. The regulator’s final VoIP Service Provider Policy was published on 22 July 2012, and can be found at:


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