BTRC chairman elected as chairman of S Asian telecom regulators' council
Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) Chairman Shyam Sunder Sikder, whose tenure witnessed the highest spectrum allocation in the country, has been elected as the chairman of South Asian Telecommunication Regulators Council (SATRC).
He was elected for a two-year tenure with the consents of the nine member states of the SATRC on the opening day of the three-day "the 24th South Asian Telecommunication Regulators Council (SATRC-24) Meeting" at Le Meridien Dhaka today.
Sikder joined BTRC on December 14 in 2020 as its chairman.
He was the secretary of the ICT Division in 2014. Later in 2017, he was made the post and telecom secretary.
The SATRC was established in 1997 with the combination of telecommunication regulatory bodies of South Asia.
This forum sets policy on spectrum coordination, standardisation, regulatory trends, telecommunication development strategies, regional cooperation and international issues in the field of telecommunications.
The current member states of the SATRC are Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Iran, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.