BTRC lifts 20Mbps minimum speed requirement for 4G services

22 Jan 2018

The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) will not enforce a precondition that required wireless service providers to ensure a minimum 20Mbps download speed in their 4G licence applications. Shahjahan Mahmood, chairman of the telecom regulator, told The Daily Star that the minimum speed requirement will be kept as a quality of service (QoS) directive, with the figure to be updated ‘from time to time’, adding: ‘In the QoS directive, we will set a standard speed and if operators fail to ensure it, they will face tough action.’

Last week the BTRC received five applications for 4G licences, with all four privately-owned operators – GrameenPhone, Robi Axiata, Banglalink and defunct Citycell – set to participate in the 4G spectrum auction scheduled for 13 February.



Have feedback, corrections, or story ideas? Send them to

Browse Past Issues


Filter CommsUpdate by the following categories or use the search.


Visit our help page information on performing advanced searches, including how to restrict the results by country or company.


CommsUpdate is an outstanding advertising venue for companies seeking to reach:

  • International carriers
  • Wholesale service providers
  • Equipment and software vendors
  • Telecom investors
  • Regulators

Learn more about advertising on CommsUpdate.