Dhaka: State-owned Bangladesh Telegraph and Telephone Board (BTTB) is to extend its international economy call rates to another 30 countries in a move it expects to boost revenues.
A BTTB official said on 28 February the board would introduce a 7.5 taka (Rs4.80) per minute flat rate for calls to Japan, South Africa and several countries in Europe, Africa and Central and Latin America.
Peak rates to those countries are currently 27-30 taka, with off-peak rates of 21-24 taka.
The board had found that previous moves to a flat rate had boosted revenues sharply.
Bangladesh, with a population of 140 million, has one million fixed-line phones and nearly 22 million mobile users, a figure that is expected to more than double to 50 million by 2009.