‘BTRC can’t reduce the price of spectrum’

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Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) chairman Jahurul Haque on Saturday said that standard telecom service for mobile users cannot be ensured without adequate spectrum.

Bangladesh Mobile Phone Consumers Association organised the programme virtually where the BTRC chairman was the chief guest, reports news agency UNB.

It is undeniable that operators face a shortage of spectrum, Haque said, adding that “Desired telecom service can’t be provided with shortage of spectrum”

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He requested operators to acquire adequate spectrum so that clients can avail proper service, saying “We are always welcoming the operators.”

The Commission can’t reduce the price of spectrum as it is a government decision, he stated, urging them to sit for more dialogue over the matter.

Meanwhile, different mobile operators including Robi, sought government incentives centering spectrum, price of optical fibre, and tax to enhance quality of service.