BANGLADESH: After a long wait now finally Bangla Govt. / Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) announced to issue the 3G, VOIP / voice-over-internet protocol telephony licences to internet service providers (ISPs).
VOIP Calling legally will soon start in BanglaDesh now : ) . Now according to news sources, perhaps 200+ illegal VOIP service providers are working in Bangla nation, by connecting the international call by pre paid cards via VSAT links etc and using VSAT for voice calling is banned under IPTSP rulings,
According to the TeleGeography’s GlobalComms database notes, to get qualified for new 15-year IP telephony service provider (IPTSP) licences, an ISP must fulfil a series of minimum pre requisites, like a Nationwide / Central Zone IPTSP concession requires the ISPs to have 2,000 existing customers.
IPTSP concessions covers both the international and local / domestic voice phone call using internet and managed IP-based networks, it also includes all type of IP call: phone-to-phone, PC-to-PC, PC-to-phone and phone-to-PC.