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Bangladesh : BTRC to investigate allegations of TELETALK's illegal VOIP business

July 10, 2014



The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC)will probe the accusations of illegal voice over internet protocol (VoIP) business by the government-run wireless carrier Teletalk.

A committee made up of officials from the BTRC, International Gateway (IGW), Inter Connection Exchange (ICX) and smartphone operators will investigate the matter.

The telecom regulator has taken the step following the accusations from three major wireless carriers of illegal VoIP call terminations by Teletalk.

On receiving the allegations, the BTRC already issued two letters to the state-run carrier asking it to fully adopt the self-regulation policy for detecting VoIP call.

The private mobile operators are currently implementing the self- regulation policy set by the BTRC.

The carriers -- Grameenphone, Banglalink and Robi recently filed complaint with BTRC saying that Teletalk's subscriber identification module (SIMs) are being used for illegal call termination at a high ratio


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Source: TendersInfo (India)


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