Dr.Faisal Kamal NEW DELHI: The revenue of the Indian ICT (information and communication technology) sector is expected to reach about USD 225 billion by 2020 on account of increasing internet penetration, Assocham said. Currently, the sector’s revenue stands at USD 164.3 billion, it said in statement. It also said that the sector would face challenges in
The telecom regulator has resumed processes to award 524 new licences for internet service providers after a lull of one and a half years as the telecom division broke its silence on approving BTRC’s recommendations. The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) will begin handing over the licences from next week
Muhammad Zahidul Islam The use of international internet bandwidth by Bangladesh soared 73.38 percent year-on-year to 456 gigabits per second at the end of third quarter of 2017, in a development that suggests the country is marching fast towards digitisation. “People’s lifestyle has evolved. Nowadays people are using the internet
The telecom regulator today fixed February 14 to award fourth generation (4G) licences to the mobile operators. Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) made the decision in a meeting today and invited application from the operators, said Sarwar Alam, secretary of the commission. Before awarding the much discussed fastest data service
Google yesterday said the number of active internet users in Bangladesh stands at 4 crore with 35 percent using it every day. However, Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission in its monthly report stated that there were 7.92 crore internet users as of September. Officials of the technology giant disclosed the figures
The leaders of the apex trade body yesterday urged the government to apply the latest technologies for infrastructure development to help the Dhaka city run smoothly. The demand came at a roundtable on “Business conceptualisation of smart cities: smart solution to urban infrastructure and traffic”, organised by the Federation of
What is the Smart Villages initiative? In Smart Villages access to sustainable energy services acts as a catalyst for development – enabling the provision of good education and healthcare, access to clean water, sanitation and nutrition, the growth of productive enterprises to boost incomes, and enhanced security, gender equality and democratic engagement.
The government yesterday warned the mobile operators of legal action if they are caught selling SIM cards to Rohingya refugees, who do not have legal identity cards. The development comes after the telecom division got information that different mobile operators’ local representatives were selling SIM cards to Rohingyas who are