Update September 9, 2015

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Tk 4,000 fine for each illegal SIM

Sumel Sarker

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Tk 4,000 fine for each illegal SIM

09 Septembar 2015, Nirapad News: State minister for Posts, telecommunications and Information Technology (IT) Tarana Halim said that cell phone operators will count 50 USD (Tk 4,000) for each illegal SIM card.

She made this disclosure at her office on Tuesday after issuing a letter to Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) regarding illegal SIMs.

The ministry letter asked the BTRC authorities to provide access to the telecommunication operators to National Identity (ID) server.

According to the state minister, the operators will scrutinize the information to stop the unregistered SIM cards.

Moreover, the operators will pay 50 USD for each illegal SIM after a certain period, she added.

According to the state minister, letters to the operators regarding the penalty will be sent soon.

However, BTRC said that the number of cell phone subscribers, through six operators, is 12,870,000 till July last.

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