Dhaka, Dec 29 (UNB) – The mobile phone operators were ordered on Saturday to stop 3G and 4G services “for the sake of state security and to prevent rumours.”
The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) order comes a day before the country goes to polls.
The services would be unavailable from 3pm Saturday to Sunday midnight, BTRC Senior Assistant Director (Media) Jakir Hossain Khan told UNB.
On Thursday, BTRC ordered suspension of 3G and 4G data services but later withdrew the directive after about 10 hours.
Dhaka, Dec 27 (UNB) - Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) on Thursday night asked all the mobile phone operators to suspend the 3G and 4G data services across the country ahead of Sundays’ election.
The move came following instructions from the Election Commission to slow down the mobile internet speed.
BTRC sent a letter to the mobile phone companies asking them to implement the directive immediately, said sources at a number of operators.
As per the letter, the directive will remain in force until further notice.
Contacted, Managing Director of state-owned Teletalk Md Shahab Uddin confirmed UNB around 11pm that they received such a letter from the telecom regulator a little while ago.
Dhaka, Dec 27 (UNB)- The largest online school of the country, Robi- 10 Minute School (www.robi10minuteschool.com), has celebrated the milestone achievement of having 13 lakh people on its Robi-10 Minute School LIVE group on Facebook with a unique campaign, aptly titled-“13 Lakh Campaign”.
The ‘13 Lakh Campaign’ was designed to help the students appreciate the need for sharing in the society. As part of the campaign, the students were requested to share their own notes of mathematical and analytical problems from chapter-end exercises of different subjects and topics.
A total of 50 students with the best notes were declared as winners of the campaign. Their notes will be featured in the ‘Notes Section’ of the Robi-10 Minute School website.
The winners of the campaign were recently awarded in a ceremony arranged by Robi-10 Minute School at the Software Technology Park located at Kawran Bazar.
By the end of the campaign, a total of 700 notes were submitted. With more than 1,000 comments and over 600 shares, the campaign had clearly struck a common chord with the student community.
Dhaka, Dec 26 (UNB)- The leading digital service provider, Robi, and the country’s popular alternative digital media, Roar Bangla, jointly organised an informal gathering of young writers- “Robi-Roar Bangla LekhokAdda” recently at the Robi corporate office.
The event was intended to inspire the young writers who contributed to Roar Bangla on a regular basis.
Gazi TV and online media, Sarabangla’s Editor-in-Chief, Syed Ishtiaq Reza, Grey Bangladesh’s Creative Director, Russel Mahmud, Robi’s Vice President, Media, Communication and Sustainability, Ekram Kabir, Roar Bangla’s CEO, Munimul Islam and Roar Bangla’s Editor-in-Chief, Abdullah Al Mahmud were present at the get-together as special guests.
Sharing his thoughts on the digitization of content, Gazi TV and online media, Sarabangla’s Editor-in-Chief, Syed Ishtiaq Reza said “Digital content is changing the way we write these days. People prefer to read write-ups that are conversational in nature. However, it is very important to use credible sources when developing research based knowledge contents.”
Grey Bangladesh’s Creative Director, Russel Mahmud in his speech recognised the growing need of quality writers as they are becoming increasingly rare these days.
He assured the young writers that they can make a decent living out of creative writing in this day and age.
The topic of the discussion was “digitization of content”. An in-depth discussion was held on how the content will evolve with the rapid growth of digital lifestyle in our society in future. It was recognised at the adda that Robi’s country-wide strong network is a key enabler for taking the knowledge-based contents of Roar Bangla to all over the country.
In this context, Roar Bangla’s CEO, Munimul Islam expressed the organisation’s desire to continue encouraging the young writers to ignite the power within them with a view to help in the digital transformation of the society.
Robi’s Vice President of Media, Communication and Sustainability, Ekram Kabir opined that the telecom operators are going to be the key catalysts in the upcoming digital revolution. He also highlighted the impact already felt in the way communicate and interact with each other because of the ongoing digitalization of the country.
Shenzhen, Dec 25 (Xinhua/UNB)- Chinese technology firm Huawei said on Tuesday that it had shipped more than 200 million smartphones so far this year, a new record high for the company.
In 2010, Huawei's smartphone shipments were 3 million units, according to market research firm IDC.
The company overtook Apple in the second and the third quarters of 2018 to become the world's second-largest phone vendor, IDC said.
Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei's consumer business group, said the group hopes to become a pioneer and leader in the new generation of the smartphone revolution, continue to create values for the consumers and make Huawei a more favored global brand.
Headquartered in the south China city of Shenzhen, privately-owned Huawei is a world-leading telecom solution provider and also one of the world's major smartphone brands.