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 Wednesday, 21 August 2013

All five of Bangladeshs private sector mobile network operators GrameenPhone, Banglalink, Robi, Airtel and CityCell filed applications for 3G licences yesterday afternoon, the deadline for submissions, and will now compete for three concessions up for grabs in the auction on 8 September. It had been feared that issues over taxes and other fees would cause the operators to boycott the 3G licensing procedure. State-owned Teletalk which is currently the sole W-CDMA/HSPA network operator in the country having been permitted to launch services ahead of the competition will officially receive the fourth national 3G licence following the auction. There have been no reported applications from prospective new mobile market entrants, either foreign or domestic.

Source: TeleGeography.

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