The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has granted a two-month extension for the launch of mobile number portability (MNP), which is now set to be rolled out on 1 October. The decision was taken in order to accommodate operators which are ‘yet to complete the preparation process’ for the service introduction. The BTRC also introduced a new unified minimum retail call rate of BDT0.50 (USD0.006) per minute (for on-net and off-net calls), doubling the current minimum on-net threshold of BDT0.25 (whilst altering the off-net minimum rate from the existing BDT0.60). The maximum rate that the operators can charge per minute is BDT1.50, down from BDT2.00.
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