Bangladeshi mobile network operators agreed in principle to drop their internet access fees ‘by 30 June’ at a meeting with the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) on Tuesday, the Financial Express reports. Two of the country’s cellcos, GrameenPhone and Robi Axiata, confirmed they are preparing to slash pre-paid mobile internet access rates, and GrameenPhone – Bangladesh’s largest provider of web access – announced separately that its pay-per-use package ‘P-1’ would be made ‘substantially’ cheaper. Mahmud Hossain, chief corporate officer of GrameenPhone, was quoted by the Daily Star as stating that the decision had been made to reduce the pre-paid internet price to encourage web usage, and that the new tariff plan would be declared ‘in a short time’.
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