Officials of Grameenphone and Banglalink expressed their optimism regarding the newly acquired cellular frequencies, saying that this new technology would reduce call drops and other network issues. The officials shared their views at an auction for upgraded cellular frequencies organized by Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) at the Dhaka Club on Tuesday. The combined revenue of the government from this auction as well as bandwidth neutrality is Tk5,268 crore 51 lakh. The total cost of the bandwidth sold at the auction is a staggering Tk3,787.8 crores in the current market, which, after applying fees for bandwidth neutrality and VAT become Tk5,289.08 crores. Elite BTRC officials as well as high-ranking personnel from the telecommunication industry were also present.
Source: Dhaka Tribune February 13, 2018 15:11 UTC