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POST TIME: 23 July, 2019 00:00 00 AM
BTRC cancels 48 ISP licences
BSS, Dhaka

BTRC cancels 48 ISP licences

Bangladesh Telecommuni-cation Regulatory Commission (BTRC) cancelled licenses of 48 Internet Service Providers (ISPs) on renewal grounds.

Of the total, 25 ISPs were nationwide license holders while 23 ISPs were central zone.

Bangladesh Telecommu-nication Regulatory Commission yesterday  made the announcement of the cancellation of the license, and said as per the licensing guidelines, ISPs have to apply to Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission for renewal before 180

days of the expiry of the license of five years’ duration.

But, the ISPs did not apply for licencing renewal and that is why BTRC has cancelled the licenses.

Bangladesh Telecommu-nication Regulatory Commission also declared any activities of these

ISPs fully illegal and cautioned that it would

take legal measures as per the Bangladesh Telecommu-nication Act 2001 if these ISPs get engaged in any activities further.

Besides, the telecom regulator directed these ISPs to pay the outstanding dues within one month of the announcement, otherwise legal measures would be taken under Bangladesh Telecommunication Act, 2001 and Public Demand Recovery Act, 1913.