Bangladesh moving slowly up in ICT

Analysts say weak regulatory regimes cast a blight on the sector
Bangladesh is moving slowly up in ICT advancement, ranking 113th in the “networked readiness index” this year among 142 countries.
In the previous three years, Bangladesh progressed from 130th to 118th to 115th, according to the Global Information Technology Report: Living in a Hyperconnected World, prepared by

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Dhaka tuned to ICT

eAsia 2011 opens in city, draws host of experts, policy-makers, industry leaders from the region
Asia’s mega technology event, eAsia 2011, kicked off in the capital yesterday, thereby putting regional information and communication technology focus on Bangladesh.
No other ICT event hosted in the country has seen so many foreign and local experts sharing their knowledge and experience under the same roof. Some 2,000 foreign and local

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Laptop, projector for 20,500 edn institutions

Govt step draws mixed reaction
The government will give laptops and multimedia projectors to 20,500 public and private educational institutions within December 2012 to improve the classroom teaching-learning process.
Under a Tk 306 crore project titled Introduction of ICT at Secondary and Higher Secondary Level, these institutions, including the high schools, madrasas and colleges with electricity

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Software fair creates buzz

The country’s largest software and ICT-enabled services exposition — BASIS SoftExpo — started yesterday in Dhaka to bridge the gap between service providers and users.
Finance Minister AMA Muhith inaugurated the five-day event at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC). About 110 local companies and 10 firms from Denmark and

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