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ICT investment to bring 1pc Addl GDP growth: Mustafa Jabbar

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  • 7 January, 2022 12:00 AM
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ICT investment to bring 1pc Addl GDP growth: Mustafa Jabbar

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Posts and Telecommunications Minister Mustafa Jabbar on Thursday said that ICT investment will add 1 percent extra GDP growth to the country’s economy.

He expected this while inaugurating a three-day smartphone and tab expo at Bangabandhu International Conference Center in the capital on Thursday.

Mustafa Jabbar also said that there is an opportunity for all interested viewers to get 5G experience at this event. Anyone can take this experience from Teletalk Bangladesh stall.

The minister said that most of the smartphones being at the event are manufactured in Bangladesh.

He said, “On 12th December 2021, we launched 5G in Bangladesh and now at the Smartphone and Tab Expo 2022, the people of Bangladesh can experience 5G directly.” Huawei Technologies Chief Operating Officer Taoguanzio said that Bangladesh is making great strides in the development of Digital Bangladesh.

As the number of mobile users has increased, Huawei has been working as a development partner of Bangladesh in the telecommunications sector, he added.

“We are happy to participate in all kinds of activities from 2G to 5G in this progress of Bangladesh. From an investment efficiency standpoint, investing in digitisation and telecom-ICT is 6.7 times more efficient than investing in other areas of ICT,” Taoguanzio remarked.

Teletalk Bangladesh Ltd managing director Md Shahab Uddin, OPPO Bangladesh managing director Damon Young, Transsion Bangladesh CEO Rezwanul Haque, Vivo Bangladesh sales director Sharon Wayne, Realme Bangladesh managing director Tim Shao, Samsung Electronics India Ltd country manager Huansang Wu, DX Group managing director and CEO Dewan Kanan, Maker Communication CEO Muhammad Khan, among others, were present on the occasion.