After seeking for the approval since last couple of years, finally Grameenphone is now up to get the ‘013’ number series. But, despite getting approval, Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) limits the sale of SIMs belonging to ‘013’. According to BTRC, the mobile operator is allowed to sell only 20 lakh SIMs of this series.
On the other hand, BTRC also took initial initiative to allocate ‘014’ series for Banglalink. As per source, the final decision in this regard is likely to be taken in the next meeting of the commission. At the beginning of the current month a meeting of the commission was held where Prime Minister’s ICT Advisor Sajeeb Wazed Joy was also present and there he finalized the decision to provide a single number series to these two operators each.