- Electrification, Signaling & Telecommunication Systems & Equipment
IT and telecom sector is expected to grow significantly in relation to the rest of the economy. Causes: IT systems are becoming more common and important for all types of operations, as well as the strong pressures on product development both within the sector and all other sectors where IT and telecom are structural parts.
In 1971, after the independence of Bangladesh, Bangladesh Telegraph and Telephone Department was set up under the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications. This was converted into a corporate body named 'Telegraph and Telephone Board' by promulgation of Telegraph and Telephone Board Ordinance, 1975. In pursuance of an ordinance of 1979, Telegraph and Telephone Board was converted into Bangladesh Telegraph and Telephone Board (BTTB), as a Government Board. From 1st July, 2008, as per the Telecommunication policy, 1998, BTTB was converted into a public limited company - Bangladesh Telecommunication Company Limited through another ordinance. BTCL has a mandate to provide basic telecommunication services throughout the country.