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Regulator working to ‘keep mobile internet price at tolerable level’

| Updated: December 09, 2022 16:08:19

Regulator working to ‘keep mobile internet price at tolerable level’

Post and Telecommunications Minister Mustafa Jabbar on Monday said the telecom regulator is working to keep mobile internet prices at a tolerable level.

"We introduced unified broadband internet prices. Now we are working to set mobile internet prices at a level affordable for all," the minister said, while speaking as the chief guest at a workshop held at Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) head office.

He said emergency service providers will get satellite phones to ensure telecommunication connectivity in times of crisis.

"Satellite phones will be purchased to keep various service providers connected with telecommunication services during times of crisis," he said.

Mr Jabbar said that the government has already learned how many satellite phones would be required for the armed forces, the public administration ministry, and other relevant organisations. "It will be finalised very soon."

Telecom operators are ready to launch 5G commercially, but the Ukraine-Russia war has delayed the launch of 5G in the country, he added.

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