BTRC moves to fix mobile data price

The government of Bangladesh has stepped up to assign the ceiling and floor prices for mobile data in order to control the cost of browsing internet through smart devices. Currently, price of per megabyte of data ranges from Tk 0.09 to Tk 0.14. However, according to a cost modelling study by the International Telecommunication Union, the minimum price for per MB should be Tk 0.26.

Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission has already heard out the mobile operators’ point of view on the matter and will soon make a call.

“The government is very adamant about the issue and has directed us to do something about it as soon as possible,” said a senior official of the telecom regulator.

Navojit Dastidar