Increasing the minimum call rate in Bangladesh will reduce costs or not?

According to BTRC’s new instructions in Bangladesh, the minimum call rate for a mobile phone from a mobile number will be 45 paisa.

Calling on the same operator for the day, if the phone call from Robi to Grameen or Robi to Robi, the minimum call rate was 25 paisa, and the caller from one operator to another operator would have cut the minimum 65 paisa.

Although the general public responded mixed with the minimum call rate increased from 25 paise to 45 paisa, most said they would be affected due to the increase in the minimum call rate.








What is the reaction of ordinary people?

Tanzilla Islam, a resident of Chittagong, said, “The distance will now be created with the Aponjon people, because I had FNF (Family and Friends), I could talk to family members for a long time at a fixed expense, now it will be reduced.”

Is the mobile internet service available at low cost, will the customer have some advantage over the communication?

Fatima Tanjim, a student of a private university in Dhaka, told that she would be damaged due to the increase in call rate due to her lack of technical support even if she used mobile internet.

But according to Mohua Saeeda, who has been working in a private company in Dhaka, was hurt in contact with family members but due to low call rates in different operators, the cost of professional communication would be relatively less.











What is the increase in call rate?

According to the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Authority, the majority of Bangladeshi mobile phone market holders are in possession of a mobile company due to different call rates.

According to the new law, at the top of the market, some of the losses, but the competitive market for smaller organizations will be confirmed, acting Telecom Regulatory Authority acting chairman Zahurul Haque said.

Mr. Huq said, “Those who are a little weak operator, they can be a little stronger.”

Shahed Alam, Head of Corporate and Regulatory Affairs, Robi, a mobile phone service provider, believes the government’s directive will help the marginalized population to be financially beneficial.

Mr. Alam said, “Because there was a separate call rate on the on-net and off-net system, people of marginalized people used to have few operators of different operators, and now the problem will not be that the call rate becomes unified.”










According to Saima Haque, economics teacher of Dhaka University, according to the implementation of this decision, the probability of being the most affected is less income people.

Saima Haque said, “There are many low-income people in Bangladesh who are also affected by the slight increase in call rate.” The implementation of this new law will have the potential to be the worst hit. “

But like others, he thinks that this decision will result in the market competition of mobile phone servicing companies.

“The BTRC has decided to make such a decision to ensure that no special company can do monopoly trading in the market.”

According to BTRC and mobile companies, this policy is followed in determining the minimum call rate for mobile phones in all countries of the world.

Source: BBC

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