Dhaka, Nov. 8 -- The dispute between Grameenphone, Robi and BTRC comes to a head.

On September 5, the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) served notices to the country's two leading mobile phone operators- Grameenphone and Robi- asking them to explain why their licences to offer 2G and 3G services should not be revoked for failure to pay up "dues".

"A notice has been sent to Grameenphone and Robi pursuant to section 46(2) of the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulation Act, 2001, asking why their licences will not be scrapped. They must respond within 30 days," said BTRC Chairman Jahurul Haque.

Talking to journalists, the BTRC chairman said if they fail to pay the outstanding dues their licenses would be revoked, "...