POST TIME: 14 January, 2018 08:36:30 AM
4G application submission today
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4G application submission today

The application submission date of spectrum auction for 4G service is today but the mobile network operators (MNOs) is  still bargaining for reducing price, reports BSS.

As business case is related here so some issues are required to be reconsidered, said the MNOs.

Talking to the news agency, Association of Mobile Telecom Operators of Bangladesh

(AMTOB) Secretary General T I M Nurul Kabir yesterday said the MNOs are discussing some issues individually with the telecom regulators.

”As business case is involved here that is why they (MNOs) are reviewing the guidelines and discussing on some queries,” he added.

Replying to a query regarding the submission of application today,  Kabir said he is optimistic but “everything would be cleared tomorrow”.

In the first week of last December, BTRC announced the 4G/LTE Licensing Guidelines and spectrum auction roadmap in less than a week after getting the final nod from Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

According to the spectrum action roadmap, officials said BTRC invited application from the MNOs on December 4

 while the date for submission of application to the commission is today.

BTRC will publish the list of qualified applicants for the auction on January 25 while consultation on auction procedure will take place on January 29, date for submission of bid earnest money is on February 5, letter of acceptance/rejection to participate in the bidding is February 7 and mock auction will be held on February 13.