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Bangladesh ranked among lowest in global ICT usage

Bangladesh ranked among lowest in global ICT usage

The MIS Report, which has been published annually since 2009, features key ICT data and benchmarking tools to measure the information society, including the ICT Development Index (IDI). Photo taken from ITU website
The MIS Report, which has been published annually since 2009, features key ICT data and benchmarking tools to measure the information society, including the ICT Development Index (IDI). Photo taken from ITU website

On a global ranking of ICT usage, Bangladesh falls at 145 among a total of 166 countries, according to the latest report published by the International Telecommunication Union today.
In Measuring the Information Society (MIS) report, Bangladesh has also ranked at the 27th position among 29 nations in the Asia-Pacific region with an ICT development index (IDI) of 1.97 and Afghanistan being the lowest in the region with an IDI ranking of 1.67.The ITU published the annual global ICT (Information and Communication Technology) data and ICT development country ratings where Denmark emerged at the top rank with an IDI of 8.86.
The report is widely recognised as the repository of the world’s most reliable and impartial global data and analysis on the state of global ICT development, and is extensively relied upon by governments, financial institutions and private sector analysts worldwide.
The IDI has a global average of 4.77 with two thirds of the people presently online living in developing countries while many of the Least Connected countries, home to almost 2.5 billion people, still remain out of reach of ICT.
The latest data show that Internet use continues to grow steadily, at 6.6% globally in 2014 (3.3% in developed countries, 8.7% in the developing world). The number of Internet users in developing countries has doubled in five years (2009-2014), with two thirds of all people online now living in the developing world, states an ITU press release.
Of the six regions, Africa has the lowest IDI average of 2.31 and Europe has the highest at 7.41 and the Asia-Pacific region with its great diversity sees many variations in the IDI rankings of the countries with stark differences in the economy of the region.

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