The government Monday approved the International Long Distance Telecommunication Service (ILDTS) Policy-2007 to open up the voice over internet protocol (VoIP) service.
Telecommunication secretary Sheikh Khurshid Alam briefed reporters on the approval and handed them copies of the summary of the policy.
BTRC chairman Manzurul Alam was present. The secretary said the government would issue no fresh licence for using V-SAT under the policy. Telecoms regulator BTRC would close down the existing V-SATs in phases. Khurshid Alam also said that a three-tier telecoms infrastructure would be built up for international telecommunication service.