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Bangladesh Telecommunications Company Ltd. (BTCL)

Head Office: BTCL 37/E Eskaton Garden, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Opening Hour
Saturday 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Sunday 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Monday 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Friday Closed

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About BTCL

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 1st July, 2008, as per the Telecommunication policy, 1998, BTTB was converted into a public limited company - Bangladesh Telecommunication Company Limited through another ordinance.


Formation of Posts and Telegraph Department in British India


Telegraph Act-1885


Wireless Act-1933


Renamed as Pakistan Telegraph and Telephone Department


Renamed as Bangladesh Telegraph & Telephone Department under Ministry of Posts & Telecommunications


Telegraph and Telephone Board Ordinance


Bangladesh Telegraph and Telephone Board (BTTB) Ordinance with right to issue license for Telecom & Wireless services.


Telecommunication Policy-1998


Telecommunication Act-2001 to form Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC). Jobs of former Frequency and Wireless Board (under Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications) were vested upon BTRC.


BTTB was converted into BTCL (Bangladesh Telecommunications Company Limited) from 1st July 2008. Bangladesh Government owns all shares of BTCL. Shares will be offloaded later to the public

BTCL has a mandate to provide basic telecommunication services throughout the country. At present, BTCL is providing telephone service to about 1 million telephone subscribers down to upazila (thana) and growth centre level. Most of them can also use dial-up internet service. BTCL has the largest telecom infrastructure comprising of copper cabling, microwave links, satellite links, optical fibre networks etc. The call rates and internet rates are cheaper than those of other operators. ADSL Broadband internet service is available now with present capacity of 33 thousands. BTCL earned 15653 million taka revenue in 2007-08 and 20813 million taka revenue in 2008-09 fiscal year. Number of Sanctioned posts is 19066. Working manpower on 30th June 2009 was 10325 (regular). In addition to this, about 5000 employees have been working as work-charged and casual. The organogram of the company is approved along with 8703 posts in 28th Board of Directors’ meeting held on 27thDecember 2009.


Major BTCL Offices

Head office: Telejogajog Bhaban, 37/E, Eskaton Garden, Dhaka1000, Bangladesh

Dhaka Telecommunications Region (North)- Gulshan-1, Dhaka
[Area: Gulshan, Cantonment, DOHS Baridhara, Uttara, Tongi, Gazipur, Mymensingha, Jamalpur, Sherpur, Netrokona, Kishoreganj, Tangail]

Dhaka Telecommunications Region (South)- Gulistan, Ramna, Dhaka-1000
[Area: Ramna, Fakirapul,Chakbazar, Lalbag, Babubazar, Gendaria, Zinjira, Keraniganj, Kalatia, Nawabganj, Dohar, Narayanganj, Munshiganj, Narshingdi, Kishoreganj (Bhairab only) ]

Dhaka Telecommunications Region (East)- Khilgaon, Dhaka
[Area: Khilgaon, Mugdapara, Goran, Banasree,Mahanagar, Jatrabari, Demra, Mogbazar ]

Dhaka Telecommunications Region (West)- Sher-E-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka
Area: [Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, Mirpur, Savar, jahangir Nagar University, EPZ, Dhamrai, Manikganj]

Dhaka Telecommunications Region (Central)- Nilkhet, Dhaka
[Area: Nilkhet]

Chittagong Telecommunications Region, Agrabad, Chittagong
[Area: Chittagong, Cox\'sBazar, Rangamati, Khagrachari, Bandarban, Noakhali, Feni, Laxmipur, Comilla, Chandpur, Bhramanbaria]

Sylhet Telecommunications Region, Sylhet
[Area: Sylhet, Sunamganj, Habiganj, Maulavibazar]

Khulna Telecommunications Region, Khulna
[Area: Khulna, Bagerhat, Jessore, Narail, Satkhira, Jhenaidaha, Magura, Kustia, Chuadanga, Meherpur, Faridpur, Rajbari, Madaripur, Shariatpur, Gopalganj]

Barishal Telecommunication Region, Barishal (started from April 2011)
[Area: Barishal, Bhola, Jhalkathi, Pirojpur, Patuakhali, Barguna]

Rajshahi Telecommunications Region, Rajshahi
[Area: Rajshahi, Chapai Nawabganj, Natore, Pabna, Naogaon, Sirajganj]

Rangpur Telecommunications Region, Rangpur
[Area: Rangpur, Kurigram, Gaibandha, Lalmonirhat, Nilphamari, Bogra, Jaipurhat, Dinajpur, Thakurgaon, Panchagarh]

Palli Telecommunications Region, Rajshahi

Upazilla & Growth Centre Telecommunications Region, Karail, Banani, Dhaka

Transmission Region, Mohakhali, Dhaka

Overseas Telecommunications Region, Karail, Banani, Dhaka

Planning & Development Region, Telejogajog Bhaban, 37/E, Eskaton Garden, Dhaka1000

Marketing Region (Proposed), Telejogajog Bhaban, 37/E, Eskaton Garden, Dhaka1000

Telecommunication Staff College, Gazipur
Telecommunication Training Centre, (1) Tejgaon, Dhaka (2) Khulna (3) Bogra
Director, Central Telegraph Store and Workshop, Tejgaon, Dhaka
Director (Procurement), Sher-E-Bangla Nagar BTCL Annex Building, Dhaka

Director (Revenue-1), Sher-E-Bangla Nagar BTCL Annex Building, Dhaka [Area: Outside Dhaka,
Trunk & Telex, Data processing]
Director (Revenue-2), Sher-E-Bangla Nagar BTCL Annex Building, Dhaka [Area: Dhaka]
Central Telegraph Office, Gulistan, Dhaka-1000
Central Telegraph Office, Nandankanon, Chittagong
International Telegraph Office, Gulistan, Dhaka-1000
Educational Institutions: 12 Schools, 3 Colleges, 3 Madrasas

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