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BTRC lifts GrameenPhone’s SIM sales ban

5 Jan 2023

The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has lifted a ban on GrameenPhone’s SIM sales, which was imposed in June 2022 on the grounds of ‘poor quality of service’. Company CEO Yasir Azman confirmed that the operator had received a letter from the regulator on the withdrawal of the ban. The executive disclosed: ‘Since the imposition of the embargo, the company has had a constructive dialogue with the regulator and has repeatedly reiterated that such a move deprives customers of exercising their freedom of choice and raises investor concerns.’

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