The Telecommunication Sector in Bangladesh

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SECTOR 3
THE TELECOMMUNICATION SECTOR IN BANGLADESH

TABLE OF CONTENTS

GLOSSARY OF ABBREVIATIONS LIST OF TABLES 1. THE SIZE AND NATURE OF THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SECTORS 2. REVIEW OF PRINCIPAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SUB-SECTORS 2.1 TELECOMMUNICATIONS SUB-SECTOR 2.2 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (IT) SUB-SECTOR 3. LIST OF MAJOR LOCAL COMPANIES AND REVIEW OF THEIR EXISTING COLLABORATIONS WITH FOREIGN FIRMS 3.1 TELECOMMUNICATIONS 3.1.1 Public sector telecommunications 3.1.2 Private sector telecommunications 3.2 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 4. FORMS OF CO-OPERATION 5. EUROPEAN AND OTHER FOREIGN FIRMS PRESENT IN THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SUB-SECTORS 6. ANALYSIS OF IMPORT AND EXPORT FLOWS 7. ANALYSIS OF MAIN MARKETS 7.1 LOCAL, REGIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL MARKETS 7.2 MARKET TRENDS 7.3 ROLE AND POWER OF LOCAL IMPORTERS 7.4 COMPETITION 8. MAIN TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SECTOR-RELATED ISSUES 8.1 THE POOR CONDITION OF THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE SYSTEM 8.2 INTERCONNECTION 8.3 CALL AND INSTALLATION CHARGES 8.4 INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS (IPR) 8.5 PROBLEMS ENCOUNTERED BY INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDERS (ISPS) APPENDICES APPENDIX 1: INFORMATION SOURCES ON THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SUB-SECTORS

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APPENDIX 2: LIST OF KEY CONTACTS APPENDIX 3: LIST OF FIRMS OPERATING IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS IN BANGLADESH

Telecommunications and IT Sector in Bangladesh

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GLOSSARY OF ABBREVIATIONS
ADB AMPS BBTT Asian Development Bank IDCOL Analogue Mobile Phone Systems Bangladesh Broadcasting Telephone & Technology Bangladesh Association of Software & Information Services IPRs BCC BCS BOO BOT BRTA Bangladesh Computer Council ISPs Bangladesh Computer Samity IT Build, Own and Operate ITU Build, Operate and Transfer ITX Bangladesh Rural Telecommunication Authority Bangladesh Telegraph & Telephone Board Commonwealth Development Corporation Code Division Multiplex Access OECF CeBIT An Information Technology and Telecommunication Fair (Held annually in Hanover) Canadian International Development Agency China National Machinery and Equipment Import and Export Corporation UK Department for International Development Executive Committee of the National Economic Council Export Promotion Bureau TRIPS FBC GDP GIS GOB GP GSM IDA First Bangladesh Consulting Ltd. Gross Domestic Product Geographical Information Systems Government of Bangladesh GrameenPhone Ltd. Global Systems for Mobile International Development Agency VAT VOIP VSAT WIPO Trade Related Aspects of the Intellectual Property Rights Value Added Tax Voice Over Internet Protocol Very Small Aperture Terminal World Intellectual Property Organisation World Trade Organisation Overseas Economic Co-operation Fund of Japan Pacific Bangladesh Telecom Limited Private Sector Participation Public Switched Telephone Networks Personal Hand-phone System Paging & Radio Trunk Subscribers TM International (Bangladesh) Technology Resources Industries Bhd. MHz MOPT International Telecommunications Union International Trunk Exchange MegaHertz Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications Memorandum of Understanding Nation-wide Dialing Information Technology Internet Service Providers IFC IIFC BASIS Infrastructure Development Company Limited International Finance Corporation Infrastructure Investment Facilitation Center Intellectual Property Rights

BTTB

CDC

MOU NWD

CDMA

PBTL PSP PSTN

CIDA

CMEC

PHS PRTS TMIB

DFID

ECNEC

TRI

EPB

WTO

Telecommunications and IT Sector in Bangladesh

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LIST OF FIGURES AND TABLES

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Telecommunication Status in Bangladesh as of December 2000 Organizational Structure of the Telecom Sector Profile of Private Capital Inflows and outflows in the Telecommunications Sector

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Table 2.1:...
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