Tarana blocks plan to readjust call rates

PV Desk : The Post and Telecommunication Division has shot down the BTRC’s mobile call rate readjustment proposal, asking the regulators to reassess and reanalyse the proposal.

The state minister has sent it back to Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission, fearing an increase in call costs

“BTRC has been asked to reanalyse its proposal. We (government) want to keep the rates within the reach of subscribers at any cost,” State Minister for Post and Telecommunications Tarana Halim told.

In a meeting on Jul 24, the BTRC decided to propose that the ministry increase the minimum on-net call rate to Tk 0.35 per minute from existing Tk 0.25, and cut the off-net rate down to Tk 0.45 per minute from Tk 0.60.