South Asian Telecommunication Regulators’ Council meeting begins

KATHMANDU: Minister for Information and Communications, Raj Kishor Yadav inaugurated the 13th meeting of the South Asian Telecommunication Regulators’ Council (SATRC-13) here today.

Nine countries including Nepal, India, Afghanistan, Bhutan, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Maldives are participating in the three-day meeting.

According to Chairman of Nepal Telecommunication Authority, Bhesh Raj Kandel, the participating countries will discuss on rules and regulations related to the regulation of the telecom sector and problems and policy.

The meeting is jointly organized by Nepal Telecommunication Authority and Asia Pacific Tele-community where the participating countries will also discuss on Asia Pacific Tele-community Strategy 2012-2014.

Addressing the meeting, Minister Yadav said that new technologies are being developed in information and communication sector including the telecom sector since the past some years and added that there was challenge to make this technology accessible to the people.

He said there was challenge with regard to the quality of telecom in the developing countries and it was necessary to give attention to this aspect.

Minister Yadav added that there was need of joint strategy for the monitoring of radio frequency and telecom. Kandel urged all telecom companies to pay attention to improve the quality of telecom.

At the inaugural session of the meeting, Chairman of South Asian Telecommunication Regulators’ Council, Lotfullah Saboodi and General Secretary of Asia Pacific Tele-community, Toshiuki Yamada shed light on telecom regulations.  RSS

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