SATRC Working Group on Policy, Regulation and Services (WG PRS)

SATRC Working Group on Policy, Regulation and Services (WG PRS) is dealing with issues related to policy, regulation and services that are common in SATRC Members.  

Working Procedures:
SATRC WG PRS maintains the following working procedure:

  • Working Group will be chaired by nominee from one of the regulators
  • There should be at least one expert from each member regulator in each Working Group
  •  Regulators may nominate and encourage experts on relevant work from the  industry  sector of their country
  • Working Group will work on a number of work items relevant to the need of the SATRC region 
  • Work items will be proposed by the regulators, working group experts and SATRC consultant considering the needs of the regulators and the industry 
  • Working Group will have one physical meeting in a year. Beside physical meetings Working Group should conduct online activities through email reflector. 
  •  For attending the Working Group meeting one fellowship per SATRC Member will be granted 
  • Working Group will decide the scopes of work of each working items 
  •  The output of each work items could be a SATRC Report or Guideline or Opinion as decided by the Working Group. All the outputs of the Working Group must have to be approved by the next immediate meeting of the SATRC.


  • Chair: Mr. Khawar Siddique Khokhar, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA)

  • Vice-Chairs: Dr. Shamsuzzoha, Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) and Ms. Roja Kiran BasukalaNepal Telecommunications Authority (NTA)

  • WG Experts: Click Here to download the complete list of the Experts of the WG PRS.

Assigned Work Items:
The Work Items of WG PRS during the implementation of SATRC Action Plan Phase IX (2024-2025) are as follows:

  • Work Item 1: Study of the regulatory challenges concerning new technologies and smart solutions for Fixed and Mobile Broadband
  • Work Item 2: Enhancing the Utilization of Universal Service Obligation Fund for Digital Inclusion
  • Work Item 3: Enhancing ICT E-Waste Management Regulations for Sustainable Development
  • Work Item 4: Study on challenges and addressal of online scams and digital financial frauds taking into account the consumer information protection and rights
  • Work Item 5: Analyzing the impact of convergence and emerging services on the tariff policies in SATRC countries

Work Item 6: Smart Cities and Societies: Experience and Case Studies in SATRC countries in deploying IoT, Big Data and similar technologies

Action Plan Phase IX:

Action Plan Phase VIII:

Action Plan Phase VII:


Last updated on 22/05/2024
Copyright © 2024 All Rights Reserved.