Information and technologies are significantly changing lives around us. New ways of managing more information and technologies have made our everyday lives more sophisticated and comfortable. Information networks and services are available that can connect everyone and provide new opportunities for productivity, learning, and entertainment. As the development of a community cannot be ensured without having information and technological progress, Eminence is also started activity related to this thematic area.
The ICT sector in Bangladesh is poised for continued expansion. According to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the number of internet users nearly tripled from 6.5 percent of the population in 2013 to 18.02 percent in 2017. The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) puts total internet subscribers at 102.1 million as of May 2020, which is nearly 62 percent of the population. According to BTRC, while only 5 percent of the population has a fixed-broadband connection, 57 percent of the population has a mobile-broadband subscription. Bangladesh still ranks 147 out of 176 on the ITU’s ICT Development Index 2017, an annual report that captures the level of ICT development. According to the Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS), over 1,500 software and IT-related companies have registered in Bangladesh. The ICT sector, excluding telecommunications, employs around one million professionals, while ICT exports are estimated to be worth over $1 billion, with North America the main destination. This growth in the ICT sector is expected to create demand for services, including training and equipment export opportunities for U.S. businesses.
Information & Technology has a tremendously positive effect on the people of our nation and if we want to keep up with the rest of the world, there is no alternative to invest and work in the field of information and technology. Eminence aims to stand strongly in this field to keep pace with the modern world.