Cellular Tele Density and Gdp of Bangladesg

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CONTENTS

1. Title ……………………………………………………….2

2. Introduction……………………………………………………….2

3. Statement of the problem……………………………………………………….2

4. Purpose of the study……………………………………………………….3

5. Literature Review……………………………………………………….3

6. Research question……………………………………………………….6

7. Hypothesis……………………………………………………….6

8. Development of Conceptual Framework……………………………………………………….7

9. Operational Definition……………………………………………………….7

10. Research Methodology

10.1 Research Design……………………………………………………….8

10.2 Research Approach & Data Collection………………………………………………………8

10.3 Data Analysis Procedure……………………………………………………….9

11. Research Timeline……………………………………………………….9

12. Limitation of the study……………………………………………………….10

13. References……………………………………………………….10

1. Title

What is the relationship between cellular tele-density and Gross Domestic Product in Bangladesh ?

2. Introduction

The almost exponential growth in the telecom sector in Bangladesh in the last 5-10 years has had some transformative impact on Bangladesh’s economy. Hence, in the current study, the researchers intend to examine the relationship between economic growth which is measured by GDP and telecommunications development (in particular mobile telecommunications) represent by Teledensity in Bangladesh. In this research proposal, teledensity refers to the number of telephones available per hundred inhabitants of a particular territory. Tele-Density is also used to measure the level of development in telecommunication. Most of the researchers associate the level of a country’s telecommunication infrastructure with its teledensity surpassed our expectations.

3. Statement of the problem

Over the last two decades, the telecommunications sector in many countries has been expanding rapidly. It has been widely recognized that advancement in telecommunications technology is one of the driving forces of globalization and the rapid growth of the economy. Developments in satellite, optical fibre, mobile technology, the Internet and the World Wide Web have greatly improved global communications and facilitated the exchange of information between different people in the world. Technological innovations in telecommunications have reduced communications costs and facilitated the globalization of production and markets. Thus study assessing the impact of mobile telecommunications on economic growth and telecommunications productivity is important (Shiu A. and Lam P.-L).

Bangladesh is a developing country where information and communication technologies are in growing stage. Eventually, the use of telecommunications in all its form is increasing as well. In this context, policy makers of this country are putting much importance in the impact of teledensity on GDP. Hence, here the researchers intend to examine whether there is relationship between teledensity and GDP (gross domestic product) of Bangladesh.

4. Purpose of the study

One of the major prerequisites of economic integration in a modern, complex society is the development of sound infrastructure in the telecommunications sector. The establishment of a modern, reliable, and rapidly expanding telecommunications infrastructure contributes considerably to the promotion of a variety of activities of economic expansion (World Bank Telecommunications Sector Reports, 1991). Thus the main objective of this paper is to study the relationships between economic growth which is measured by GDP and telecommunications development (in particular mobile telecommunications) represent by Teledensity in Bangladesh.

5. Literature Review

It has been well documented that world-wide there is a high correlation between Teledensity and Gross Domestic Product (GDP) (Saunders et al, 1994). This strong correlation was first pointed out by Jipp in 1963 (as cited in Gille, 1986).

TELE-DENSITY is commonly used to measure the level...
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