Local internet service providers will be awarded IP telephony licences (VOIP)

August 6th, 2009

As many as 32 local internet service providers will be awarded IP telephony licences, opening up voice calls through internet protocol (VoIP), usage of which prohibited in Bangladesh just a few days back.

“We have issued 32 IP telephony licences, which will come into operation soon,” said Zia Ahmed, chairman of Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC), at the launch of new brand identity of a private mobile phone operator in Dhaka yesterday.

More IP telephony licences soon, the telecom watchdog chief told journalists at the function.

IP telephony is a general term used to describe the technology that uses the internet protocol’s packet-switched connection to exchange voice, fax and other forms of information services.

The Warid Telecom’s re-launch came with a changed logo and new brand promises reflecting and symbolising the strategic transformation of the company to become a telecom customer-centric organisation in the country.

The new logo reiterates the values Warid is known for: Simplicity, Honesty, Innovation, Quality, Dynamic and Friendly.

Speaking on the occasion, Post and Telecommunications Minister Rajiuddin Ahmed Raju praised the Warid network expansion plan.

He said,

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