NTC was founded in September 1996 with a vision to provide an effective regulatory framework and adequate safeguards needed to ensure fair competition and protection able to fulfill the consumer interests. NTC , as governmental body , is committed to perform its functions independently and effectively as a regulator body with a comprehensive authority .
The headquarters of NTC is in Khartoum State, and it has the right to establish branches in different States of the Sudan .
NTC is acting under communication Minister’s direct supervision in executing its duties , fulfilling its functions and exercising its powers in accordance with the principal directions issued by the minister which aim to develop the media ,information , and wired and wireless telecommunication systems .
The Competent Minister shall determine the directions and guidelines of NTC’s general policy according to the State’s policies and plans.
Currently ,NTC is revising the Telecom Act 2001, amending it in order to be more inclusive , keeping it to be up to date with the technical steady development in the field of telecommunications and information technology , and its blending techniques applications and services.