Bangladesh opens up to towercos
Four firms licensed to operate as towercos, launch of 4G combine to create the perfect scenario
TowerXchange last analysed the Bangladesh telecom market in 2016, and back then, the Bangladesh Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (BTRC) was already discussing the opportunity to license tower companies in the country, as a mean to improve mobile networks while boosting investments in infrastructure. It took the BTRC two years to complete its mission but back in August 2018, four companies were finally awarded 15-year long licenses to operate as towercos in Bangladesh. In this editorial, we offer our readers an overview of the market and what to expect from the newly launched tower industry.
Back in March 2018, the BTRC issued an RFP for tower companies interested in applying for a license to operate in the country.