In Bangladesh the license for all the mobile operators except Bharti Telecom will expire and they need to renew this license to continue their operation in Bangladesh. The interesting part in the license fee is the Revenue Sharing and The Social Obligation Fund. The operators need to share 5.5% revenue and they need to pay 1.5% of their revenue in Social Obligation by which Government will do her development activities.So,one mobile operator will have to pay 7% of its total revenue in a year.
So,the interesting part in the license renewal fee is not fixed for all operators.Cause those who have large number of subscriber have the most revenue and his total fee will get increased.Those who do not have much user and operation is limited in some regions like AXIATA they will not pay the same as Grameen Phone who has huge infrastructure.
Now Grameen is Not Ready to pay this amount of money.Airtel who is not in the list of renewal of license,they are also opposing the draft and policy.The reason is Airtel also need to pay more when the 3G license will be in auction.
Now lets see what will be the ending of the long drama!
Below are some related data on the fees and charges to provide you a basic idea about the scenario.
Which operators need to renew this license?
1. Grameen Phone
2. Orascom Telecom
3. AXIATA Telecom
Fees and Charges of License Renewal Fees:
Following non-refundable fees and charges shall be applicable to the Licensees. Some of
the charges or a part thereof shall be in proportionate to the Licensee’s annual audited
1. Application Fee Tk. 1,00,000/- (one lakh) only
2. License Renewal fee Tk. 10,00,000,00/- (ten crore) only
3. Annual License Fee Tk. 5,00,00,000/- (five crore) only
4. Revenue Sharing 5.5% (five point five percent)
5. Social Obligation Fund 1.5% (one point five percent)
SPECTRUM FEES AND CHARGES
The Licensee shall have to obtain separate license for spectrum use from the
Commission. For obtaining the License, the Licensee shall have to apply separately to the
Commission along with necessary documents. Following non-refundable fees and
charges for spectrum shall be applicable to the Licensees:
1. Application Fee for Spectrum Tk. 50,000/- only
2. Spectrum Assignment fee Tk. 150 crore only/MHz[For GSM1800MHz band]
Tk. 300 crore only/MHz [For GSM900MHz/EGSM band]
Tk. 150 crore/MHz [For CDMA]