TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND ICT FOR ALL

Dr. A.B.M. Siddique Hossain, Professor and Dean, Faculty of Science,
American International University-Bangladesh (AIUB)

Eagerness to communicate with each other remained a perennial human urge from the earliest history of mankind. This eagerness to know the others and each other has led to the formation of society and freed individuals from isolation. Now, for this society to survive, flourish and prosper, its elements needed to interact well with each other. While constraints of geography, distance, political boundaries of nations etc. made such interaction limited, telecommunications and the internet came to rescue and became useful tools in the recent years for human welfare and progress. If man has to get along well with his fellow men, if business has to thrive, if society has to exist in harmony, if nations have to co-exist and co-operate, there must be adequate telecommunications and the internet facilities between elements of the society whose interdependent needs have to be met. As society progressed and became more complex, these mutual interdependencies increased with new dimensions and demand. Both telecommunications and the internet, particularly wireless and fiber optic communications, in the recent past have seen tremendous development to match that demand. Download Full Articale