Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)– The telecom regulator of Bangladesh has invited applications for voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) license to encourage the local entrepreneurs invest more in the country’s telecommunication sector, said officials.
The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC), the country’s telecom regulator, has posted the final VoIP guideline and license application notice on its website on Sunday. 
The license will be issued under the name of “VoIP service Provider (VSP)”, they added.
The government has taken the initiative of issuing VoIP license last year to stop illegal VoIP business, which has been causing huge revenue losses to the country every year.
However, the guideline did not mention how many licenses would be provided for this telecom business.
“The number of VSP license would be depended on the number of applications as well as the activities of gateway license holders’,” a senior official of the telecommunication ministry said.
He also the legal and licensing department of the regulator will receive application from the interested person or companies for the VoIP license from 2 September 2 to September 6 this year.
BBN/SSR/AD-24July12-11:46 am (BST)