The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) in its 2016 report gave great credit to Bangladesh and painted a very positive picture. Driven by the robust growth of garment exports, Bangladesh outperformed other Asia-Pacific countries in merchandise shipments between 2010 and 2015, according to UNESCAP’s report.
Once Bangladesh’s Telecom sector used to be the state monopoly. In 1980s, The Bangladesh Telegraph and Telephone Board (BTTB) used to be exclusively responsible for providing vertically integrated telecom services starting from international connectivity to end-user level connection. In association with sister organizations like Telephone Shilpa Sangstha, BTTB was also involved in producing telecom equipment such as exchanges, cables, and handsets.