History

Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) is an independent Commission established under the Bangladesh Telecommunication Act, 2001 (Act no. 18 of 2001) published by the Parliament in the Bangladesh Gazette, extraordinary issue of April 16, 2001. BTRC started functioning from January 31, 2002.

Vision

Facilitate Connecting the unconnected through quality telecommunication services at an affordable price by introducing new technologies.

Broad Objectives of the Commission

Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) was established in 2002 under the Bangladesh Telecommunication Act, 2001. The Act has delineated its objectives as follows:


(a) To encourage the orderly development of a telecommunication system that enhances and strengthens the social and economic welfare of Bangladesh;
(b) To ensure, in keeping with the prevalent social and economic realities of Bangladesh, access to reliable, reasonably priced and modern telecommunication services and internet-services for the greatest number of people, as far as practicable;
(c) To ensure the efficiency of the national telecommunication system and its capability to compete in both the national and International spheres;
(d) To prevent and abolish discrimination in providing telecommunication services, to progressively effect reliance on competitive and market oriented system, and in keeping with these objectives, to ensure effective control of the Commission;
(e) To encourage the introduction of new services and to create a favorable atmosphere for the local and foreign investors who intend to invest in the telecommunication sector in Bangladesh.