The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission on Sunday slapped two conditions on driving cell phone administrator Grameenphone as a major aspect of the execution of its Significant Market Power Regulations, 2018.
BTRC forces 2 SMP conditions on Grameenphone
BTRC bad habit executive Subrata Roy Maitra disclosed to New Age that the commission gave a letter to the portable administrator, forcing the two SMP conditions on it.
One condition will permit clients to move again to some other administrators following 60 days of relocating to Grameenphone from some other administrator — Robi, Banglalink and Teletalk — under the versatile number convenientce administration. The condition will happen on July 1 this year.
The movement time span for different administrators will stay unaltered at 90 days.
According to the second SMP condition, GP should take endorsement from the BTRC to dispatch any new bundle, administration and offer, and to proceed with any of its current bundles after a specific period.
The telecom administrator should take endorsement from the commission for new bundles, administrations and offers from July 1. The administrators should take endorsement from the commission by August 31 for the current bundles, administrations and offers.
Generally, the telecom administrators can keep on pursuing bundles the expiry of the underlying endorsement time frame by simply hinting the issues to the telecom controller.
On February 10 a year ago, the telecom controller announced Grameenphone as a SMP because of its piece of the pie of over 40 percent under two measures.
Under the SMP guidelines, the telecom controller on February 18 a year ago forced four conditions on Grameenphone.
In March a year ago, the BTRC pulled back the four conditions in the midst of court mediation, however proposed twenty conditions which could be forced on the cell phone administrator under the SMP guidelines.
On Sunday, the BTRC slapped the two conditions after a December 15 High Court request permitted the telecom controller to slap conditions on GP under the SMP guidelines after due system.
The commission, in any case, avoided forcing two different conditions that it had forced a year ago, disappointing the three other telecom administrators.
An authority of the commission, be that as it may, disclosed to New Age that the commission would force another SMP condition on GP soon.
Under the third SMP condition, the commission would bring down GP's call end expense from Tk 0.1 so different administrators could profit by the end hole.
The BTRC official said that the commission had been experiencing an examination to bring down the call end rate for GP.
Prior, the commission planned to bring down GP's call end rate to Tk 0.05.
The commission avoided forcing floor cost for GP's clients at Tk 0.5 every moment considering the coronavirus circumstance, authorities said.
In an announcement, Grameenphone chief and open and administrative issues head Hossain Sadat stated, 'The Bangladesh versatile telecom advertise is serious and GP has developed through opportune venture, advancements and operational proficiency.'
'The most recent burdens veer off from the destinations of the SMP guidelines and are not founded on proof of market disappointment,' he stated, including, 'These lopsided inconveniences are hostile to serious in nature, which we accept are not in light of a legitimate concern for buyers and will have unfavorable effect on the national exchequer and the venture atmosphere.'
'We are currently further assessing the letter and our way forward,' he said.