Smartphone penetration in Bangladesh is fast approaching 50 per cent as the coronavirus pandemic has accelerated the adoption of digital technologies to work, study and find entertainment using smart devices.
The ICT Division and the World Bank will work jointly to build ICT infrastructure in Bangladesh to take the economic development to the next stage, said Junaid Kamal Ahmad, a vice president of the World Bank.
The government’s a2i programme is set to become a full-fledged agency, entering the software and digital innovations industry as a government-subsidised player, but creating uncertainty for local tech companies.
The number of internet users in Bangladesh rose in March thanks to increased usage of both mobile data and broadband services for educational, entertainment and professional purposes amid the improving Covid-19 situation.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the ICT Division of the Government of Bangladesh recently reached an agreement to launch a cybersecurity campaign for the youth and children in selected Least Developed Countries (LDCs).
Mobile users in Bangladesh are set to avail data without expiry date and monthly limitless data, which will allow them to use internet to work, communicate, study, and find entertainment to their heart’s content.