The mobile industry in Bangladesh has scaled rapidly to become the fifth largest in Asia Pacific, with 85 million unique subscribers, accounting for half of the population. However, with a predominantly 2G mobile market, the country faces a significant digital divide. The mobile industry plays a crucial role in supporting the achievement of the government’s Vision 2021 and Digital Bangladesh initiatives.
At the end of 2017, more than half of the country citizens had access to essential mobile services. However, despite 3G networks cover more than 90% of the Bangladeshi population the internet services is still very low, and it is about 21% at the end of 2017. The Bangladesh mobile industry still faces significant digital divide and important steps must be taken to enable the right condition to flourish internet connectivity in Bangladesh.
We at Nexgen Conferences, take this initiatives to create an industry platform in Bangladesh to invite all stakeholder together at a single platform to discuss the important steps to be taken by Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology, Bangladesh along with CXO’s of Bangladesh telecom operators and world leading solutions providers to enable to vision of Digital Bangladesh.
Bangladesh has the lowest internet penetration level in Asia region and coverage of network is still remains a barrier to access particular in rural areas. The slow transition of mobile broadband technologies in Bangladesh is also part of a matter that 4G/LTE spectrum auction took place very late in the country which is why the country remains the last in terms of mobile broadband penetration in South Asia.
The First edition of Bangladesh Mobile Congress 2018 will cover all important aspects by the leaders who will drive this country to digital transformation. Industry thought leaders will present their views on the current trends and future outlook for the telecom industry in Bangladesh. The Conference sessions will be mainly focused on the future technologies which will relevant to Bangladesh with other South Asian countries like India, China, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and Indonesia.
The Congress will address the followings:
- Infrastructure - The availability of high-performance mobile internet network coverage
- Affordability - The availability of mobile services and devices at price points that reflect the level of income across a national population
- Consumer readiness - Citizens with the awareness and skills needed to value and use the internet, and a cultural environment that promotes gender equality
- Content - The availability of online content and services that are accessible and relevant to the local population.