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Bangladesh hugs ITU without extra-payment

The Bangladesh delegation flew to WCIT 2012 without necessary homework. Members had, however, informally said they would “follow the crowd” in the conference at Dubai. And they kept their word while voting in favor of the new ITR. After coming home, the team leader is triumphant:

Least developed countries like Bangladesh will be benefitted from the recent amendment to international telecom regulations, said an official.

Subscribers in Bangladesh will enjoy reduced international roaming charges, better internet security, freedom from junk mails, and wider access to international communication.

Then he added:

Of the 144 states having voting power, 89 signed an agreement to comply with the amended regulations, while some developed countries from the rest 55 did not agree to the amendments.

As a result, the annual financial contribution to the UN body may rise for the countries like Bangladesh. But Bangladesh has already made its stance clear that it would not bear any additional charges, said Bose.

Here is the full report.


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