From the first day of the next month, no mobile phone operator will be allowed to offer internet packages with less than a three-day validity. Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has issued an order recently in this regard.
As per the order, the validity of all the internet packages/offers/bundles will be at least three days and this will come into effect on February 1.
It also said the order will be reviewed after one month.
Meanwhile, a subscriber will be able to use internet of highest Tk 5 under the ’Pay Per Use’ system and on expiry of the limit, he or she will have to opt in or subscribe to an internet package or bundle or offer. This came into effect on Sunday.
The BTRC also said a directive on the highest numbers of internet packages/bundles/offers will be issued later after determining those.
Earlier on January 16, acting BTRC Chairman Jahurul Haque said there would be no internet package with less than seven-day validity from January 27.