Broadband to all unions by 2018: Minister

United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Published: 21:56, Feb 07,2018

 
 

Expressing hope for making internet super highway across the country, post, telecommunication and information technology minister Mosatafa Jabbar said that every union will be brought under the connection of optical fibre broadband internet by 2018.
Besides, Wifi facilities will be ensured in universities and market areas, said the minister while speaking as chief guest at Digital ICT Fair inauguration programme at Multiplus Plaza in Elephant road area of the city.
Bangladesh has already reached in leading position in ICT sector following implementation of Digital Bangladesh programme. Different countries including police department of Ireland are using Bangladeshi software, he said.
‘Our software engineers from the country are providing security in one thousand residential flats in Japan. We are also going to export computer in Nepal and Nigeria from this month,’ said Mostafa Jabbar.
The minister said that under dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the country has brought revolutionary change in ICT sector. It has already turned into an exporter country from an importer one. The country is earning $800million from the sector. Around 8.5 crore people are using internet.
‘We are also working for ensuring internet security along with its expansion. We will be able to ensure security in internet soon. We have no technology to manage Facebook now. We will be able to gain it in the middle of the year, he added.

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