4G service launch delayed- It might not be feasible to roll out the a good deal

Science Desk, Shishir Babu, Staff Reporter, Dhaka Office:Alltimenews.com:- 4G service launch delayed- It might not be feasible to roll out the a good deal-awaited 4G service in Bangladesh this yr because the associated tenet is but to be finalised due to worries raised with the aid of mobile smartphone operators over sure problems in it.

“The viable cut-off date for the release of the 4G provider is yet to be confirmed,” stated an authentic of the Posts and Telecommunications Division.

“Mobile cellphone operators have raised a few issues of subject regarding the 4G tenet. BTRC has made certain changes in the guideline at the instruction of Posts and Telecommunications Division.

It’ll be positioned before the Prime Minister (PM) once more for her approval. We’ll cross for an public sale after its approval by the PM, who is also the minister for posts and telecommunications,” a senior legitimate of the Posts and Telecommunications Division instructed The Independent
the day before today.

According to the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC), the regulator will move for public sale quickly after getting the fresh approval. Mobile smartphone Subscribers could anticipate to get the 4G service right from January or February subsequent yr.

However, Tarana Halim, country minister for posts and telecommunications, said: “We’re trying to roll out the provider within December this yr.”

The selection to make adjustments in the tips become taken at a assembly inside the presence of the Prime Minister’s ICT affairs adviser at the Posts and Telecommunications Division on October 19.

Asked about the changes made, Tarana Halim said: “No fundamental adjustments had been made. Earlier, telecom operators had raised 24 problems of subject regarding the rule of thumb at the 4G service.”

The spectrum conversion rate changed into constant at Tk 7.5 million within the accepted guiding principle for the conversion of 1 megahertz spectrum. It has been revised within the new guideline.

“The conversion rate may be decreased, and the new fee could be constant after discussions with the operators,” said a senior BTRC professional.

According to assets, the conversion price can be kept among Tk three million and Tk 5 million.

The software fee for the 4G licence has been fixed at Tk five lakh, while Tk 15 crore has been constant because the licence acquisition fee and Tk 7.Five crore as the annual rate. The licence acquisition price has been fixed at Tk 10 crore, even as the annual licence renewal price has been finalised at Tk five crore. An operator has to submit a Tk one hundred fifty-crore financial institution guarantee for licence.

The base fee of per MHz spectrum in 1,800 band has been fixed at $30 million; the base rate has been $27 million for according to MHz of 900 band from the proposed $10 million.

 

Science Desk, Alltimenews.com

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