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Bangladesh to host 54th CTO Council Meeting & Annual Forum in September
The 54th Council Meeting and Annual Forum of Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO) will be held in Dhaka from September 8 to September 12 this year.

Bangladesh is hosting the high profile event for the first time. Ministers, decision makers and high officials of Telecommunications and ICT from Commonwealth countries will take part in the event. Regulators, private sector companies and operators consisting of 250-300 delegations are expected to participate in those two events. Inaugural function and all others technical sessions would be held at Radisson Blu Water Garden hotel.

CTO, based in London, UK is an international organization of 53 member commonwealth countries working to promote telecom and ICT related cooperation, It is the oldest and largest Commonwealth organization engaged in multilateral collaboration in the filed of Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs), and uses its experience and expertise to support its members in integrating ICTs deliver effective development interventions that enrich, empower and emancipate people within the Commonwealth and beyond.
WTISD 2014
To commemorate the signing of the first International Telegraph Convention and creation of International Telecommunication Union, World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) is observed in all the ITU member nations on the 17th May of every year, ever since 1969. The spirit is to help raise awareness on how Internet and Information & Communication Technology (ICT) can bring radical changes to societies and economies.

Being a member country, Bangladesh is no different in observing this event every year. Embracing the theme of “Broadband for Sustainable Development,” WTISD 2014, will be celebrated in Khulna this year marking the 149th anniversary of ITU. Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission has chalked out various programs to pay its tribute.

AMTOB has been endowed with the responsibility of organizing and participating in the rally & roadshow and cultural program & dinner. The rally will start from Shib Barir Moar and end in Bangladesh Cable Shilpo Ltd., Shir Moni, Khulna.