BTRC (Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission) has
Invitation for Application to Grant License(s) for Internet Protocol Telephony
Service Provider (IPTSP) License.Below are the clauses..
1. The following are the principal legal status governing the telecommunication industry in Bangladesh:
(a) The Bangladesh Telecommunication Act, 2001 (Act No. XVIII of 2001).
(b) The Wireless Telegraphy Act, 1933 and The Telegraph Act, 1885, for matters that are not covered by the Bangladesh Telecommunication Act, 2001.
(c) Any Regulation/Directives/Instructions made or to be made by the Commission.
2. The Licensee shall install, operate and maintain the IP Telephony Service as guided in these guidelines.
3. Applicant(s) shall be disqualified from obtaining a voip license in bangladesh if any provision listed in sub clauses (i) to (vii) below applies to its owner(s) or to any of its director(s) or partner(s) or to the Applicant(s) himself:
(i) He is an insane person;
(ii) He has been sentenced by a court under any law, other than this Act, to imprisonment for a term of 2 (two) years or more, and a period of 5 (five) years has not elapsed since his release from such imprisonment;
(iii) He has been sentenced by a court for committing any offence under the Act and a period of 5 (five) years has not elapsed since his release from such imprisonment;
(iv) He has been declared bankrupt by the Court and has not been discharged from the liability of bankruptcy;
(v) He has been identified or declared by the Bangladesh Bank or by the court or by a bank or financial institution as a defaulter loanee of that bank or institution;
(vi) His voip license in bangladesh has been cancelled by the Commission at any time during the last 5 (five) years;
(vii) If prosecution is going on against the applicant(s) or its owner(s) or any of its director(s) or partner(s) for illegal call termination using VoIP technology or for violation of the Act.
4. In addition to the mandatory grounds for disqualification for applying for a voip license in bangladesh, the Commission shall also consider whether the Applicant(s) satisfies other criteria including but not limited to:
(a) Whether the Applicant(s) has sufficient management and financial capacity to operate the activities pertaining to IP Telephony Services for which the voip license will be awarded;
(b) How far the issuance of the voip license will serve the public interest and national security.