The TTC was first established in October 1985 following the enactment of the Telecommunication Business Act and was formed with three primary objectives in mind; to engage in standardization concerning telecommunications, to disseminate standards and to contribute to the vitalization of the telecommunications sector.

The scope of the TTC’s standardization activities subsequently expanded in line with the development of information and communication technologies. June 2002 saw another change for the TTC as the Committee redefined its activities as “standardization pertaining to information and communication networks”. This redefinition of the TTC also brought about a change in the Japanese name of the TTC.

The TTC has since restructured its organization to that of a general incorporated association in line with the Incorporated Association Act after obtaining the approval of the Cabinet Office in April 2011.