Wednesday, July 06, 2005 - Bangladesh Telecom

Teletalk call charge may be re-fixed

The government will re-fix the call rate of Teletalk mobile phone, if necessary, after analyzing the market situation and other related matters, Parliament was told yesterday.

Replying to Delwar Hossain Sayeedee (BNP-Pirojpur), Post and Telecommunication Minister Barrister M Aminul Haque said the call rate of Teletalk was still much lower than the private mobile phone operators. “Besides, Teletalk also offer different facilities,” he said.

The minister informed the House that no agreement between the Teletalk and other mobile phone operators has yet been signed.

Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) held two meetings with the other mobile phone operators and formulated significant guidelines for signing inter- connection agreement, he said.

The four private mobile phone operators did not send back the approved draft of the agreement to the Teletalk for signing the agreement, he added.

The Telecommunications Minister told Tajul Islam and Mashiur Rahman Ranga (Jatiya Party) that the matter of incoming call charge and high call charge by private mobile phone operators, including GrameenPhone, is now with the BTRC. “I think, the BTRC will take necessary action to reduce the call rate (of private mobile operators) as early as possible,” he said.

Aminul Haque expressed his optimism that the network of Teletalk could be expanded all over the country by the year 2007.

Replying to a supplementary of Moazzem Hossain Alal (BNP), he said the government would take immediate steps to stop the international call diversion system by a vested quarter of telephone operators.

“A vested quarter is involved with the international call diversion crime. The Cabinet has already taken various measures and the BTTB along with BTRC is working in this regard. I hope, the crime can be curbed within a very short time,” he said.

Responding to another supplementary of M Ali Sarker (Jatiya Party), the minister said 180 upazilas have so far been brought under digital connection and Internet facilities. The remaining upazilas will be brought under digital connection and Internet network by the end of the current fiscal year.

He told Dr Syed Makbul Hossain (Sylhet-6) that there is no money order service between UK and Bangladesh.

The government has a plan to launch money transfer service for the welfare of the expatriate Bangladeshis in UK, he said adding that the government has already initiated a plan to introduce electronic international money transfer service.

“Talks are on with a foreign company, Western Union, in this regard and I hope, we’ll be able to make a deal with the company very soon,” the minister said.

4 Comments:

At 7:53 PM, Anonymous Sohag said...

I am Md.Zahidul Haque(Sohag)i has not own this lottery yet.still hoping to be win.this lottery program has to be start very soon as i am expecting to be win.call charges need to be reduce 2 Tk per Mnt(Pick Hour)
Thanks

 
At 5:48 PM, Anonymous BAGHA said...

STILL WE DIDN'T SEE THAT IT'S REDUCED.....

 
At 2:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well to me so far teletalk is the best as far as charges and other facilities are concern but most disadvantage of this operator is not to have proper network yet. We are yet to have the network at Bhatiary Chittagong. We hope so that you will make some arrangements in this connection

 
At 2:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can we expect Teletalk to make their call rate 2 tk per min at peak hour and 1 tk per min during off peak.

 

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