Bangladesh Telegraph and Telephone Board

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Bangladesh Telegraph & Telephone Board
Type State Owned
Industry Telecommunications
Founded 1979
Headquarters 37/E, Eskaton Garden, Telegogajog Bhaban, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Products Telephone, Mobile Telephony, Fixed Lines, Internet

The Bangladesh Telegraph and Telephone (T&T) Department was created in 1971.

Today 'BTTB' provides land-line telephone services in the urban areas, domestic long-distance and international services. Though the Bangladeshi government has given out nationwide PSTN licences the lucrative Dhaka market (which account for majority of the nationwide market) is still under the monopoly of BTTB. In 2004, BTTB forayed into the mobile telephony market of Bangladesh by launching a separate company called Teletalk.

BTTB provides dial-up Internet access in all 64 districts of the country, making it the most-accessible Internet service provider in the country. As of June 2008 its total dial-up subscriber is 28659. It also handles the .bd domain.

HISTORY OF BANGLADESH TELECOMMUNICATION The Telegraph branch under the Posts and Telegraph Department was created in 1853 in the then British India and was regulated afterwards under the Telegraph Act-1885. The Telegraph branch was reconstructed in 1962 in the then East Pakistan as Pakistan Telegraph and Telephone Department. 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 1 July 2008, as per the Telecommunication policy, 1998, BTTB was converted into a public limited company - Bangladesh Telecommunication Company Limited through another ordinance.

Bangladesh Telecommunications Company Limited[edit]

On 1 July 2008, BTTB transformed to a Govt. Public Limited Company with a new name Bangladesh Telecommunications Company Limited BTCL.[1]


As of March 2008 total subscriber of BTTB was 872.409 thousand .[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "BTTB, BSCCL turned into public ltd cos". The New Nation. 1 July 2008. Retrieved 15 February 2010. 
  2. ^ Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission

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