BTRC to focus on telcos’ market equilibrium | 2019-01-25 |

BTRC to focus on telcos’ market equilibrium

24th January, 2019 09:24:25 printer

The telecom regulator plans to concentrate on market equilibrium in the telecommunication sector to break the uneven market share of mobile network operators (MNOs).

Officials said Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) is going to implement the legal framework dubbed “significant market power (SMP)” as early as possible for the purpose, reports BSS.

BTRC Chairman Md Zahurul Haque said they would finalize the mode of SMP implementation in the next commission meeting. “No more monopoly would exist in the telecommunication market after the implementation of the SMP,” he added.

Meanwhile, BTRC prepared a set of policy guidelines for MNOs to promote fair competition in telecommunications industry by creating a level playing field.

Bangladesh’s telecommunication sector has attained significant achievements last year such as introduction of 4G, member of elite satellite owners’ club, mobile number portability (MNP), successful test of 5G etc.