PMR is the short form of Public Mobile Radio Service. According to ITU regulation and NFAP, PMR band HF (3-30 MHZ) and VHF (30-300MHz) are reserved for walkie-talkie. Beside this, for Citizen Band 26-27MHz and for Short Business Radio (SBR) 245 -246 MHz frequencies are used in shared basis.


Usage of PMR

There is no alternative of using frequency to ensure effective and uninterrupted security. To ensure the security of government and non-government organizations and private companies, diplomatic agencies, United Nations Missions, security agencies, law enforcing agencies the use of walkie-talkie has immense importance. Currently 30 (thirty) institutions are assigned frequencies in SBR and CB band who are providing security in small scale. Till now 71 (seventy-one) institutions have been assigned frequencies in HF and VHF band to communicate using base station, repeater and walkie-talkie.

Additionally, with reference to NFAP, 2 (two) organizations are temporarily using frequencies in VHF band for research and development purpose. The usage of PMR is increasing day by day for the following reasons:

  • Point to multipoint communication system
  • Push to talk facility
  • Wide area coverage
  • Uninterrupted communication
  • Usage of HF, VHF and UHF frequency bands. 


Information for Application of New Frequency Assignment for PMR

1.    This application information is a general guideline for the application to get a new frequency assignment:

2.    One has to submit application to the Commission for the assignment of spectrum in a prescribed application form [Link-Z1] duly filled up along with the payment of spectrum allotment fees and inclusion of necessary papers. The prayer is then reviewed on the basis of NFAP as per Section 56 (1) of the Bangladesh Telecommunication ACT 2001. Thereafter, it is placed except the unlicensed band (as per NFAP) to the Spectrum Management Committee (SMC) for their opinion. The SMC comprises of 16 (Sixteen) members from the university, concerned security agencies of the government, concerned ministry and representatives from BTRC. The Commissioner of the Spectrum Division and Director of the Spectrum Management Directorate are respectively the convener and member secretary of the committee. It is worth mentioning that the sole responsibility of assigning spectrum belongs to the commission. According to the decision of the commission the spectrum is assigned to the applicant. Four SMC meetings took place in a year and several important decisions regarding spectrum allocation were made in course of those meetings.

3.    Unless otherwise indicated, all sections in the application form must be completed together with the supporting affidavits. The completed application form and any supporting documents required should be sent to the Commission. The application form and all supporting documents will be in English. In the event that any document are in another language, then an English translation, certified as to its accuracy by a duly qualified translator, will be provided together with a copy of the document in the original language. All copies of original documents e.g. certificates of incorporation, will be certified as true copies by a Notary Public. Such Notary Public may be admitted in Bangladesh.

4.    The application will be made and signed only by the applicant or applicant's authorized personnel. The Commission reserves the right to reject the application, if it is found that the information or documents provided for in this application are untrue, inaccurate or incomplete.

5.    Each applicant is required to pay taka 500.00 (Taka five hundred, which is non-refundable) as charge of the application form. One has to apply then collect the prescribed application form available in the office of the Commission.

6.    During the submission of application with all supporting documents, the applicant is required to pay a non-refundable evaluation fee of taka 5,000.00 (five thousand) for each application or case for purpose of covering the Commission's costs of processing the application.

7.    The assignment of the frequency shall be conditional on the payment of the spectrum charges for the first year and other relevant fees specified by the Commission.

8.    The application form charge, evaluation fee and other fees payable in connection with the application and the license shall be paid through a crossed A/C Payee Cheque. In favour of the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission. All payments must be made in Taka within the due date for payment.

9.    Approval of the application will be at the sole discretion of the Commission, which reserves the right either to accept or reject any application submitted. In the case of an unsuccessful application, the Commission shall inform the applicant the reasons as to why its application was unsuccessful.

10.  Required Documents :

The applicant will submit an application to the chairman, BTRC (Attention to the Director, Spectrum Management) in his organization’s Letter Head Pad along with the attested copies of the following documents:

  • Prescribed Application Form.
  • TIN Certificate (Up to date).
  • General Specification of the radio equipments (Catalog/Brochure) .
  • Application fee Tk. 500.00 (Five Hundred) and Application processing fee Tk. 5000.00 (Five Thousand) with 15% VAT is supposed to be deposited in favor of Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) by pay order/DD (Non refundable).


Information for Application of No Objection Certificate (NOC) for Import of Radio Equipments

The following documents are required for NOC:

a)  For Prior permission:

        1. Forwarding letter (in organization’s Letter Head Pad).

        2. Catalog/Brochure.

        3. List of equipment (Brand name, Model no, Qty).

b) For Customs Clearance:

       1. Forwarding letter (in organization’s Letter Head Pad).

       2. Copy of prior permission (attested).

       3. Master Air Ways Bill (MAWB) (attested).

       4. Copy of Invoice (attested).

       5. Copy of packing list (attested).