3G price set at USD20m per 1MHz, two-thirds of previous proposed level

22 Oct 2012

Bangladesh’s Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (MoPT) has submitted a proposed minimum bidding price for 3G 2100MHz mobile spectrum to the finance ministry, ahead of the country’s planned licence auction early next year. As reported by local newspaper The Daily Star, the proposal sets the floor price per 1MHz at USD20 million, a reduction compared to the previous per-MHz level of USD30 million proposed by the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC). With four licences up for grabs to private sector operators, state-run Teletalk – which has already launched 2100MHz services – will be officially awarded the fifth 3G concession at a price dictated by the auction.

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