Problems and Prospects of Telecommunication Sector of Bangladesh: A Critical Review

Farhana Zamil, Md. Miraj Hossen


Communication is an integral part of human life. From the very beginning of human civilization people were tried to communicate each others to fulfill their social needs. Over the passes of time though the tools of communication were changed but still it is exist in the society. Currently cellular phone has brought a revolution in the field of communication. Telecommunication makes the whole world in a small village and by using this service life become more comfortable and easier. This sector plays a vital role in the economy of Bangladesh occupying the top positions among others. But recently this sector faces some crisis related to governmental SIM tax, corporate tax and also the competition in the market. For these reasons, last few years both governmental revenue as well as the growth rate of subscribers is decreasing. If the Government take necessary steps beside the privatization, the sector could move forward quickly, which will also help Government to generate the revenues and create job opportunity.Keeping all these issues in consideration, this paper discusses the present condition of the telecommunication sector of Bangladesh  (which give special emphasis on the cellular phone) , what are the major challenges faces by the operators, and also tries to find out the prospects of this sector. It also provides a set of recommendations based on this analysis. The study is explanatory in nature which is based on extensive literature review and secondary data sources.

Keywords: Communication, Telecommunication, Cellular phone, Privatization, Civilization.


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