PM approves Robi-Airtel merger

সোমবার, ০১ আগস্ট ২০১৬

01 August 2016 Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has given approval for merger of Robi and Airtel, a move that will turn the combined entity into the second largest mobile operator after Grameenphone in Bangladesh.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina gave the approval yesterday, Faizur Rahman Chowdhury, telecom secretary today told The Daily Star.

On January 28, Robi and Airtel signed a merger deal that would make the combined entity the second largest operator in Bangladesh.

The agreement was signed in the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur. The merged company will operate under the brand name of Robi.

READ ALSO: Robi, Airtel ink merger deal

Later on March 16, the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission gave it the green light.

Airtel has 20 MHz of spectrum and Robi 19.8 MHz. The two operators can merge their spectrums but Airtel cannot withdraw from the country before the expiry of its spectrum licences.The tenure of Airtel's 2G licence will end in 2020 and 3G in 2028.


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