Microtrade Group founded in April 2012, through the establishment of one of the pioneer ICX provider in Bangladesh. Over the last 5 years through innovation, enthusiasm, steady effort and dedication it extended its business to different sectors such as Mobile Apps & Platform Development, Food Marketing & Manufacturing Industries.
Microtrade awarded the ICX license issued by Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) to provide Interconnection services in Bangladesh. As per guideline of Bangladesh Telecom Regulatory Commission, ICX can’t have subscribers and it is not also directly connected with any overseas operator. So the traffic of IGW’s (International Gateway) and ANS’s (Access Network Services) is also the traffic of ICX’s. Currently, MicroTrade ICX has license to operate 3 exchanges in Bangladesh. We have one exchange in Dhaka, while other two (2) are located at Bogra (Northwest of Bangladesh) and Sylhet (Northeast of Bangladesh). We route incoming and outgoing international calls through International Gate Ways (IGWs). Inter Operator domestic traffic is also routed by us.
ICX means Inter Connectivity Exchange. It has no direct subscriber and is not also directly connected with any overseas operator. So the traffic of IGW’s (International Gateway) and ANS’s (Access Network Services) is also the traffic of ICX’s.
Activities of ICX
• Routing all international incoming calls received from International Gateway (IGW) and terminates up to the ANS for both mobile and fixed lines.
• Routing all international outgoing calls received from the telephone operators and forwarding those up to IGW.
• Routing all inter-operator calls within the country for both mobile and fixed lines.
• Providing Monitoring Facility of System for BTRC.
Benefits of ICX
• ICX improves quality of voice services; ensures balanced traffic among all operators and easy access for telecom operators to national telecom network.
• ICX helps keeping records of all calls, thereby helping authority to identify and monitor any calls, identifying, monitoring & locating movement of miscreants.
• ICX can help to reduce mobile phone stealing by implementing International Mobile Equipment Identification (IMEI).
• By enabling number portability ICX can facilitate the service of changing mobile network without changing mobile number.
Partners & Clients
• Technical partner of Microtrade ICX is Huawei Technologies Ltd.
• All the Mobile operators (ANS) of Bangladesh and IGW’s are the clients of Microtrade ICX.
• ANS: Grameenphone, Robi, Airtel, Banglalink, Teletalk
• IGW: Digicon, Novotel, Blanglatrac, Mir Telecom, Global Voice Tel, Roots Telecom, Unique Infoway etc.