The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) is going to install a telecom monitoring system at a cost of Tk77.65 crore (USD 9.13 million) to oversee the activities of mobile operators and improve the quality of mobile phone services.
The regulatory authority has signed a purchase agreement with Canada-based international company TKC Telecom. Under the agreement, TKC Telecom has to install a telecom monitoring system within 180 days.
Minister of Posts and Telecommunications Mustafa Jabbar and Secretary of Posts and Telecommunications Md Afzal Hossain addressed the function as the chief guests. BTRC Chairman Shyam Sunder Sikder presided over the function.
According to the presentation given at the event, once the system is implemented, the process of collecting and reporting information from mobile operators will be automated. At the same time, it will be possible to observe all the necessary information in real-time.
This will ensure regular and reliable access to voice and data traffic, network usage, and quality information as well as BTRC's revenue. This will greatly improve the BTRC's policy-making system and make reporting to the government more efficient and faster.
Speaking on the occasion, the minister said the signing of the agreement is another milestone to the journey of building a Digital Bangladesh. The monitoring system will contribute hugely to monitor telecom services and enhance its 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.