BTRC to issue 524 ISP licences

3 Jan 2018

The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) will resume handing over ISP licences from next week, according to an unnamed government official. The Daily Star writes that of the approved licences, seven are valid nationwide, 14 in zones in Dhaka and adjoining areas, 81 in zones in the rest of the country, 216 in divisional towns, 28 in districts and 178 in upazilas. ‘We know that this is a huge volume of licences and it can create some challenges, even for our day-to-day monitoring and regulatory tasks,’ the official was quoted as saying. In November 2017 BTRC Chairman Shahjahan Mahmood said the ministry had not issued new licences for over a year due to ‘bureaucratic complexities’.



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