Bangladesh

Information

ccTLD: BD (the date of ccTLD delegation: 1999-05-20)

Population (Year)

     134,824,000 (2000)    158,065,841 (2010)    158,570,535 (2011)


Internet Population (Year)

     100,000 (2000)    995, 560 (2010)    5,501,609 (2011)      


Broadband Population (Year)

      60,000 (2010)


IP Address Allocation (Year):

          Number of IPv4 addresses: 924,160 (2012)

          Number of IPv6/48s : 1,966,083 (2012)

 

5 Popular Websites[from alexa.com]:

     Google: google.com 

     Facebook: facebook.com

     Youtube: youtube.com

     Yahoo!: yahoo.com

     Google : google.com.bd


 

Bibliography

[Bangladesh 2012] Bangladesh Directory, http://www.bangladeshdir.com/

[Chapagain 2007] D.P. Chapagain, “Regional Overview of Policy and Legislations on Provision of ICT Access for Disadvantaged Communities through Public-Private Partnership,” Expert Group Meeting on the Provision of ICT Access for Disadvantaged Communities through Public-Private Partnership, Bangkok, Dec. 2007.

[Haque 2004] Samudra E. Haque, “.bd Bangladesh,” in Digital Review of Asia Pacific 2003/2004, 2004, pp.47-59. http://www.digital-review.org/

[Haque 2006] Samudra E. Haque, ".bd Bangladesh,” in Digital Review of Asia Pacific 2005/2006, 2006, pp.74-77. http://www.digital-review.org/

[NatioMaster 2012] NationMaster, Statistics on Bangladesh, http://www.nationmaster.com/country/bg-bangladesh/int-internet

[Press 1999] L. Press, J.R. Choudhury, and S. Goodman, “Against All Odds:  The Internet in Bangladesh,” OnTheInternet, vol. 5,no. 3, May/June, 1999, pp 32-37. http://som.csudh.edu/fac/lpress/devnat/nations/bangladesh/bdmosaic.htm

[Rahman 2010] H. Rahman, “e-Governance at the Grass Roots: SAARC Context,” Proc. the 4th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance, Beijing, China, 2010.

[Raihan 2008] Ananya Raihan and Shah M. Ahsan Habib, “'.bd' Bangladesh,” Digital Review of Asia Pacific 2007-2008, SAGE Publications India, 2008. http://www.digital-review.org/

[Raihan 2010] Ananya Raihan, “'.bd' Bangladesh,” Digital review of Asia Pacific 2009-2010, SAGE Publications India, 2010. http://www.digital-review.org/

[UN 2002] Unite Nations, Benchmarking E-government: A Global Perspective - Assessing the UN Member States, 2002. 

[Virtual 2012] Virtual Bangladesh, http://www.virtualbangladesh.com/.


Introduction 

Bangladesh: 

 

Bangladesh Computer Council (BCC), the primer body on ICT policy issues was established by Act No IX of 1990 as an autonomous body under the Ministry of Science and Information & Communication Technology (formerly, Ministry of Science and Technology), Government of Bangladesh to encourage and provide support for ICT related activities in Bangladesh[1]. Main national focus is on capacity-building through ICT for socio-economic development. Provision of nationwide infrastructure under a national ICT policy, spearheaded by a National ICT task force chaired by the Prime Minister, is designed to facilitate good governance, e-commerce, and as well as e-learning or life-long learning. The human resource development focus of the national ICT policy is to develop ICT professionals and engineers to meet the demand for skilled ICT workers that is growing world-wide, especially for the global software and ICT-enabled services market (UN, 2001). Ministry of Post and Telecommunications, Ministry of Science and Information and Communications Technology, Bangladesh Telecommunications Regulatory Commission, Bangladesh Telegraph and Telephone Board, Bangladesh Rural Telecom Authority are a few apex bodies that are given the responsibility to formulate policies, national plans and regulate the Internet related issues in the country (Chapagain, 2007; Rahman, 2010). 

 

Table 1. Years of initiation of ICT Policies, Acts and related laws

                                                     

 

BD

ICT Policy

2002 (2008)*

Telecom Act/ Law/ Policy

2001

National ICT Council

1990

ICT Act

2006 (2009)*

ICT Master Plan

 

 

Note: (*) This table is based on exhaustive literature review and later on revised.

 

 

 

Table 2. E-government Index/ E-government Readiness Index of SAARC Countries

 

 

Country

EGI*

EGI

EGRI#

EGRI

EGRI

 

2001

2003

2004

2005

2008

 

Index

Index

Rank

Index

Rank

Index

Rank

Index

Rank

Bangladesh

0.90

0.165

159

0.1788

159

0.1762

162

0.2936

142

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total countries

133

 

173

 

178

 

179

 

182

 

 

*EGI- E-government Index; #EGRI- E-government Readiness Index (Source: UN)


[1] http://www.bcc.net.bd/


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