Bangladesh mobile operators rearrange 1800 MHz frequencies

Bangladesh’s four GSM mobile operators are going to re-arrange their frequencies in 1,800 MHz band in bid to have continuous bands instead of the existing split bands. The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (BTRC) has initiated the process to make Grameenphone, Banglalink, Robi and Airtel more efficient. The spectrum re-arrangement process is expected to start at midnight on 04 May and continue until 07:00 hrs. The frequencies had been distributed among the operators in a scattered manner, which rendered a significant amount of them unusable.