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Information and Communication Technologies Sector Review

 

Definition and scale of sector

  • Hardware manufacture,
  • Hardware consultancy,
  • Software,
  • Database management,
  • Associated components,
  • Associated wholesale,
  • Telecommunications

Why the sector was chosen in the West Midlands

  • Significant national growth and historic regional growth.
  • Significant presence in software especially in southern part of regional round Coventry, Solihull, Warwick.
  • Recent successes in hardware but from a low base.
  • Significant mobile investment opportunities.
  • Incubation opportunities associated with region's universities around photonics and nano-technology.

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ICT Sector Report - June 2008 

The current size of the Bangladesh IT Industry and software/TES industry is relatively smaller compared to the overall economy and population (over 140 million.  It is estimated that during the last five years the average yearly growth rate of the software and ITES industry has been over 40%.

Source: UK Trade and Investment

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Bangladesh Society Statistics: Core ICT Indicators - BTRC - September 2007

Bangladesh is trying reap the benefit out of this sector for her growth and development. Lower prices for personal computers and low priced internet service will enable greater number of people to participate in the information revolution. Government has reduced tax on IT related equipment to facilitate ICT.

Source: Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC)

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 ICT for Education Leaders of the Future - vision to Reality - 2006

Apex national body under MOSICT for promotion and development of ICT sector. Encourage use of ICT in all the sectors of the economy, assist MOSICT in the formulation and implementation of national ICT Strategies and policies.

Source: Vision to Reality

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Bangladesh: The next IT outsourcing destination? - December 2006

The world is moving towards the very na´ve concept of 'Innovation Economy' where knowledge and innovation will lead the development of any country. People leveraging on the blessings of Information Communication Technologies (ICT) are bringing in changes rapidly in every aspects of life.

This article is written with the intention to find out where in Bangladesh in this new Innovation economy and how can we bring in faster development leveraging on ICT.

Source: Naguib Chowdhury, Bangaldesh Info.Com

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Business Opportunities within the IT and Telecommunication Industry - November 2006

ICT industry in Bangladesh is relatively new in comparison to other business sectors. However, the unlimited potential of the ICT sector has commended inquisitive interests from all concerned. The impact of global hype of the ICT sector is clearly visible in Bangladesh as well. In the recent years, the local ICT sector has grown enviably.

With over 3,000 local enterprises operating in hardware, software and ISP segments, the size of Bangladesh ICT industry at present stands at USD 160 million. With the advantage of earlier initiation, the hardware segment dominates the market share (65 per cent) while the relatively late entrant, software segments command about 15 per cent of the total market. The ITES segment (15 per cent) and Internet and Network Services (5 percent) make up the remaining part of the market.

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark

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ICT4D Status Report - October 2006

This report is an attempt to monitor ICT development in different sectors and to compile civil society views and understanding of policy intervention in those areas. We consulted different relevant organizations to identify the issues of importance, to have a status check and to map the challenges and opportunities in those areas.

The areas that we tried to cover are:
Localization / open content development, tele-centre movement, access / infrastructure, community radio development and e-Governance in the context of Bangladesh The study is intended to focus on pertinent areas that are relevant to 'ICT for development' community where a large number of civil society organizations are involved.

Source: Sustainable Development Networking Programme (SDNP)

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