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11 February, 2019 12:51:51 AM
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Grameenphone gets SMP tag by BTRC

Dos and don’ts for significant market power to come into effect
STAFF REPORTER, Dhaka
Grameenphone gets SMP tag by BTRC

The country’s leading mobile phone operator, Grameenphone, has been declared a significant market power (SMP), a move to create a level playing field and promote competition in the country’s telecom industry. A letter signed by Lt Col Md Azizur Rahman Siddiqui, director of System and Services Department of BTRC, has been forwarded to the market leader in this regard. The copy of the letter was also sent to all other mobile operators.

According to the letter, BTRC will determine some dos and don’ts for the SMP operator. The SMP is a regulation that imposes restrictions on an operator once it corners 40 per cent of the subscribers, revenues and spectrum.

The BTRC (Significant Market Power) Regulations, 2018, which was published in a gazette notification on November 14 last year, allows the commission to declare a mobile phone operator SMP when a company holds more than 40 per cent market share in the country’s mobile phone service market.

In two categories, the BTRC found Grameenphone to be an SMP in terms of its customer base and annual revenue, said BTRC Chairman Jahurul Haque.

As a significant market power (SMP), the BTRC will determine some dos and don’ts for Grameenphone and those will be informed later, said Siddiqui. As of December, last year, Grameenphone held 46.33 per cent share of the active customer base. For the last few years, the operator’s revenue share has been more than 50 per cent.

Robi, the second largest player, has 29.87 per cent market share while Banglalink and Teletalk enjoy 21.35 per cent and 2.46 per cent market share respectively.

MK

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