Bangladesh will host the 54th council meeting and annual forum of Commonwealth Telecommuni-cations Organisation (CTO) for the first time this September.
The five-day mega event will take place from September 8 with the theme -- ICTs for development: from access to inclusive and innovative services.
The London-based CTO is a platform of 53 members of Commonwealth countries working to promote telecom and ICT related cooperation.
Nearly 250-300 delegates, including ministers and other high officials from Commonwealth countries as well as regulators, and private sector companies and operators, will take part in the event at Radisson Blu hotel in Dhaka, Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission said in a statement.
The CTO council meeting and forum would promote, facilitate and guide members in using ICT to deliver effective development intervention, Brig Gen Golam Mowla Bhuiyan, BTRC director general, said at a briefing yesterday.
The present strategies emphasise six main areas -- broadband, especially mobile broadband, for rural development including food security, cyber security and cyber crime, ICT for people with disabilities, regulatory environments convergence, digital broadcasting switchover, and the use of ICT in education, the statement said.