MNA Science & Tech Desk: Bangladesh is one of the top 10 economies considering the number of people that went online for the first time between 2012 and 2015.
This list was prepared by the Information Economy Report 2017 and released by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), where this encouraging scenario was portrayed.
The report revealed that between 2012 and 2015 some 15 million people went online for the first time in Bangladesh. India got the highest number of new online entrants during the period under the review.
Some 178 million Indian went online for the first time between 2012 and 2015 followed by 122 million in China and 32 million in Nigeria.
Though Bangladesh ranked last on the top-10 list, it registered the highest ratio on the number of people that went online for the first time.
The report showed that 67 per cent of the total online users in Bangladesh went online for the first time between 2012 and 2015.
Bangladesh has experienced a huge technological shift in the recent years due to the increasing mobile phone and computer users. With governments vision of creating a digital Bangladesh, more and more users are getting online now a days.
Along with that, expanding e-commerce scenario is also contributing to the shifting of businesses on the online platform. Many companies are creating B2B or B2C environment or platform driving many people utilize the benefits of internet at all stages.
These changes have contributed in achievement in this sector.