GrameenPhone warned not to provide fibre broadband

15 Jul 2016

The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has issued mobile market leader GrameenPhone with a show-cause notice for providing fibre-based fixed broadband internet services – something it is not licensed to do. BDNews24 reports that the regulator’s action relates to GrameenPhone providing fibre broadband connections to banking sector enterprise clients under its ‘Go Broadband’ brand. GrameenPhone has offered commercial fixed WiMAX-based internet services since April 2014 under the Go Broadband banner via a joint venture with two ISPs, ADN Telecom (Advanced Data Network Systems) and Agni Systems, and it is not currently licensed to directly operate fixed ISP services outside this joint venture, nor via other fixed technologies.