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BTRC inks deal to purchase telecom monitoring system from Canada

TKC Telecom will complete the installation within 180 days

Update : 02 Aug 2021, 11:19 PM

Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) is purchasing a telecom monitoring system from Canada-based TKC Telecom to monitor the activities of mobile operators.

The telecom authorities inked an agreement of Tk776.5 million with TKC Telecom on Monday to purchase the monitoring system at a simple ceremony at the BTRC office in Dhaka.

Posts and Telecommunications Minister Mustafa Jabbar witnessed the deal signing ceremony as the chief guest joining it on a virtual platform.

Under the agreement, TKC Telecom will complete the installation of the monitoring system within 180 days of the signing of the pact.

BTRC's Engineering and Operations Division Director Md Golam Razzaque and TKC Telecom Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Samir Talhami signed the agreement on behalf of the respective institutions.

Posts and Telecommunications Secretary Md Afzal Hossain, BTRC Engineering and Operations Division Commissioner Engineer Md Mohiuddin Ahmed, and TKC Telecom CEO Samir Talhami spoke on the occasion with BTRC Chairman Shyam Sundar Sikder in the chair.

The minister said the signing of the agreement was another milestone in the journey of building a “Digital Bangladesh”.

The monitoring system will contribute hugely to monitor telecom services and enhance their standard, he said. It will be possible to immediately verify the actual condition of the telecommunication network in urban as well as rural areas, islands, haors, coastal areas, and remote areas.

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