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Govt to set up telecom monitoring system

  • Special Correspondent
  • 3 August, 2021 12:00 AM
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Govt to set up telecom monitoring system
BTRC Director (Engineering and Operations) Md Golam Razzaque and TKC Telecom Chief Executive Officer Samir Talhami sign an agreement on purchasing of telecom monitoring system at BTRC office in the capital on Monday. BTRC Chairman Shyam Sunder Sikder presided over the ceremony.

The government is going to install a telecom monitoring system in Bangladesh to monitor the activities of the mobile telecom operators.

Once installed, the collection and reporting of information from the mobile telecom operators will come under an automated system.

Besides, all the necessary information can be monitored at real time, said Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC).

The system will be installed by November this year and the monitoring will begin from December.

BTRC signed an agreement with Canadian TKC Telecom for installation of the system at a cost of Tk 776.5 million.

BTRC’s engineering and operations division director Md Golam Razzaque and TKC Telecom chief executive officer Samir Talhami signed the deal on behalf of their respective organizations.  

Posts and Telecommunication Minister Mustafa Jabbar attended the signing ceremony as the chief guest virtually. The system is expected to improve the BTRC’s policy making and make its reporting to the government more efficient.

This will also help the authorities know the quality and status of telecom services in rural areas immediately like the urban areas.

Posts and Telecommunications secretary Md Afzal Hossain was present as special guest with BTRC chairman Sunil Kanti Bose in the chair.

BTRC said the Telecom Monitoring System will help to monitor and measure voice and data trafficking.

This is also intended to measure the standard of services being delivered by the telecom companies.

Once the system is installed, the government can also effectively take steps against the unauthorized mobile data packages and tariffs, said the BTRC.

BTRC said the system will help to restore the mobile service network disrupted by the natural disasters like cyclone.

As per the deal, the Canadian company will install the Telecom Monitoring System within 180 days or by November, 2021.