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Legal VoiP calls rise after drive by Bangladeshi watchdog

Wednesday 21 November 2012 | 13:08 CET | News

Legal VoIP calls in Bangladesh have increased by 13 million minutes to 39 million minutes per day within a week after a crackdown on illegal VoIP calls by the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC), The Financial Express reported online. The BTRC carried out the drive in the offices of telecom operators including international gateways (IGW), interconnection exchanges (ICX) and international internet gateways in recent days, after the amount of legal VoIP calls dropped from nearly 50 million minutes to 26 million minutes per day.

Seeking anonymity, a BTRC offical told the Financial Express that it is tough to rein in illegal VoIP business in the country because of uneven competition among operators and “the involvement of powerful quarters”. He said that the 78 new IGW, ICX and IIG licences issued did not match market demand, and encouraged illegal VoIP. International call termination through VoIP is prohibited by law in Bangladesh.


Categories: Internet
Countries: Bangladesh
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