DHAKA, Sept 30, 2019 (BSS) – Commonwealth Telecommunications Organization (CTO) Council Meeting, and ICT and Telecommunications Forum began here today with the theme “Towards a Digital Commonwealth”.
Posts and Telecommunications Minister Mustafa Jabbar inaugurated the 59th edition of the five-day CTO council meeting and annual forum in city’s Hotel InterContinental.
Speaking on the occasion as chief guest, he said now Bangladesh is the name of success in the tech world as the “Digital Bangladesh” activities have been turned into global activities”.
“Bangladesh is no more a bottomless basket rather the name of a reputed country which is moving towards the journey of development with unstoppable pace,” he said.
Referring to the successful trial of 5G in the country, the minister said: 5G policy and ecosystem is being developed to issue 5G license quickly.”
Dhaka is hosting the highest event of the CTO for the second time where 250-300 delegations from different commonwealth countries including telecommunication and information technology ministers, high officials of government, regulatory body chiefs, representative of private organizations and telecom and ICT experts are taking part.
Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology A K M Rahamat Ullah, MP, Posts and Telecommunications Division Secretary Ashoke Kumar Biswas, CTO Chairman Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum and CTO Acting Secretary General Gisa Fuatai Purcell, among others, spoke on the opening ceremony with BTRC Chairman Md Jahurul Haque in the chair.
The CTO Forum is a very import and the highest policy formulating platform for the government, regulators and stakeholders, especially for different operators in the Commonwealth Countries.
This edition of the CTO Forum would focus on broadband connectivity for digital transformation, nature of global service fund, over the top, spectrum neutrality and its impact, cyber security, data protection policy, block chain and global facilities, spectrum management, young generation in information technology and few other issues.