Indian Broadband Policy and Regulatory Resources

Anti Competitive Practices

Anti competitive practices received one of the lowest scores in the Broadband sector for Bangladesh.

The somewhat unexpected license cancellation of five PSTN operators on the ground of illegal VoIP activities raised the question of discriminatory behavior from the regulatory body itself, as the leading mobile service providers got hefty fines for the same offence but their licenses were not revoked.

In addition, broadband service providers are not allowed to directly deal with the competitive international carriers, as that responsibility is now with the IIGs under the ILDTS policy. According to the industry experts, this provision is to some extent stalling efficient negotiation with the international entities, which could be converted into cheaper broadband services.