Private mobile operator Grameenphone (GP) said it will deposit Tk 1,000 crore to Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) within May 31 as ordered by the apex court.
GP made the announcement in a media statement issued on Monday.
Earlier, on February 23, the company had deposited Tk 1000 crore to the BTRC following the Appellate Division’s order to pay the amount within Feb 24.
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On November 24 last year, the Appellate Division asked GP to pay Tk 2,000 crore of Tk 12,579.95 crore dues claimed by BTRC within three months.
BTRC claimed the dues in 27 sectors from the mobile operator but failed to recover the money. Later, BTRC sent a notice to GP threatening to revoke its licence on April 2 last year.
GP had sought a temporary injunction on the notice which was turned down by the court on August 28 that year. The mobile operator later filed an appeal with the High Court.
On October 17, the court imposed a two-month injunction on realisation of dues from GP. BTRC later moved the Appellate Division against the order.
GP said it respects the legal system of Supreme Court’s direction, and looks forward to the continued court protection to run regular business operations, improve customer experience, bring confidence back in the business environment and protect the value of its shareholders.
Realme 5i was released on the international market in January 2020. For several months Fans were eagerly waiting for the official release of this chic smartphone. Ending all rumors Realme 5i was released in Bangladesh in April 2020. This smartphone is gaining attention for its trendy look with smart features. If you are looking for a standard smartphone under an affordable price range, don’t miss this Realme 5i review.
Realme 5i’s 6.52-inch IPS LCD capacitive touch screen is blessed with Splash resistant Corning Gorilla glass protection. 720 x 1600 pixels resolution at 20:9 ratio (~ 269 PPI densities) offers average performance while watching videos. Lack of notification lighting may dishearten you. Outdoor visibility in direct sunlight is not so praiseworthy. But you will definitely enjoy its dark mode which is supported by most of the apps.
Realme 5i would steal your heart with its elegant greenish surface. Its well-built plastic-frame body with 9.33mm thickness would be great for rough use. Its backside comes with a texture that would reduce the risk of getting scratched. Its 164.4 x 75 x 9.3 mm structure is easy to manage. Weighing 195g, Realme 5i may feel a bit heavier due to its 5000-amp battery. But don’t worry! Featuring a slick structure, Realme 5i appears great for one-hand usability. Furthermore, its quick fingerprint scanner won’t waste your valuable time.
It may take around 3h to fully recharge Realme 5i’s big battery using the provided 10-watt charger. But this discomfort is rewarded with its 5000-amp battery, which can stay alive for up to two days. Realme boasts about 30 days of standby time for their 5i model. What is more? You can use this device as a reversible charger to power up another phone.
With the tagline of ‘Quad Camera King’, Realme 5i is blessed with four rear cameras. Using its 12MP (F/1.8 wide) main rear camera you can get nice pictures when the light condition is good. However, in low light conditions, the pictures might get affected by noise and grains. Though picture quality is somewhat satisfactory, some users have complained that the color quality of Realmi 5i photos looks a bit oversaturated from natural.
The 8MP (F/2.3, 13mm) ultra-wide camera takes decent capture in daylight. This 119-degree wide lens would encourage you in practicing landscape photography. Realme 5i also offers 2MP, F/2.4 Depth sensor. With this phone, you can take pleasing portraits. Besides these, its 2MP (F/2.4) Macro sensor can fulfill your desire for shooting tiny objects. Furthermore, camera UI offers some exclusive features like Expert, Night mode, Panorama, Slow Motion, Time Lapse, etc.
For the selfie lovers, Realmi 5i is provided with an 8MP (F/2.0) front camera. We have seen superb artificial image editing features in the latest Realme Smartphone. You can enjoy shooting videos (4k @ 30FPS) with stabilization quality. Though Realme 5i camera-line can’t deliver the ‘pro’ picture quality, its dynamic range and color sharpness can produce awesome pictures/video to share in your social media profiles. On the whole, Realme 5i offers a good deal of camera features under an affordable price range.
This device is programmed with Android 9.0 (Pie) ColorOS 6. It is a matter of hope that Realme has planned to upgrade the OS to Android 10. Realme 5i is available for several variants: 32GB/3GB RAM, 64GB/3GB RAM, 64GB/4GB RAM, 128GB/4GB RAM. You can extend the memory up to 256GB, which makes this budget smartphone more user-friendly.
What makes Realme 5i out-win the pricier competitors like Redmi Note 8 Pro is its octa-core processor with Snapdragon 665 chipset. Adreno 610 GPU is a gift for those who love to play games on a smartphone. With an average 60 FPS frame rate, this smartphone enters in competition with another pricier competitor Oppo A9. With Realme 5i, you can enjoy the lag-free performance for popular games like PUBG Mobile @26 FPS, Call of Duty @50 FPS, NBA 2K20 @ 30 FPS, Mobile Legend @ 60 FPS, etc. Not to mention, this smartphone can make your quarantine days quite enjoyable.
In the lower-end of its bottom, you get a 3.5mm headphone jack, charging port, and speaker. However, the loudspeaker is not so loud, which can be annoying to some users. Sitting on the right-side, the Volume Rocker might feel a bit lofty for medium-sized hands. On the left side, it holds a tray slot for dual-SIM and micro-SD card slot.
The official price of Realme 5i is BDT 12,990. During the financial hardship of the Corona Virus pandemic, Realme deserves a clap for offering this nice budget smartphone. Though Realme 5i has some limitations, considering overall features, this device can certainly give you a bang for your bucks!
Huawei has established an alliance with 18 automakers to build a 5G-enabled automobile ecosphere to accelerate the commercial use of 5G technologies in the industry.
The automakers’ alliance includes -- First Automobile Group, Chang'an Automobile, Dongfeng Motor Corporation, SAIC Motor Corporation, Guangzhou Automobile Group, BYD Auto, Great Wall Motors, Chery Holdings and JAC Motors, according to a press release.
Eric Xu, Huawei Rotating Chairman, said, "Together with the deep convergence of automotive and ICT, intelligent connected vehicle emerges as a new revolutionary development engine of human society."
With advantages in transmission speed, reliability and low latency, 5G technology is considered essential for enhancing connected vehicles’ self-driving and entertainment capabilities, he added.
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According to GlobalData, Asia-Pacific (APAC) will be the leading region in terms of 5G technology adoption with 1.14 billion subscribers, accounting for 65 percent of global 5G subscriptions by 2024.
In April this year, Huawei launched a new DC fast-charging module product “Huawei HiCharger”, a solution to NEV charging infrastructures.
The company has been building an open intelligent-driving platform to study app interface, car controlling systems, smart cockpits and the internet of vehicles.
The clinical trial of ventilator, Medicart robot and remote control UV-C light disinfectant system, manufactured by Walton, started on Thursday.
The company handed over the medical equipment to the ICT division for clinical trial in a videoconference, said a press release.
State Minister for ICT Zunaid Ahmed Palak and senior officials from ICT Division and Walton attended the online programme.
The State Minister said the ICT Division has already submitted the Walton’s medical devices to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) for clinical trial on Thursday.
The model of the Medicart robot device is 'WRMC-400 AP-2020'. It is entirely developed by own designs of Walton. Controlled by RF frequency, this automatic robot can cover an area of 400 meters in diameter and automatically carry food, medicine, medical or other equipment to patients in isolation.
Powered by a lithium ion battery, the robot can run continuously for 6 hours on a single full charge
Physicians can operate this robot via computer, mobile phone or remote while sitting in his room or anywhere in the world through an operator.
They can provide medical care to patients as well. It has a special camera, microphone and speakers that allow physicians and patients to communicate with each other through video conferencing.
In addition to the medical field, this robot can also be used in offices, factories, educational institutions, public spaces such as air or sea ports, bus and railway stations and shopping malls, among others, the company said.
Meanwhile, Walton’s R&D engineer Alim Hassan Ferdous said they manufactured a remote control UV-C light disinfectant trolley. The WUV-T150 is a 253.7 nanometer ray disinfectant that can kill up to 99.99 percent of viruses and bacteria.
The remote controlled UV trolley can be used in hospitals, homes and offices. The use of UV light directly on the human body and eyes is harmful. But this Walton-made UV trolley has modern protection system.
Walton has also developed another remote control UV-C light thermal germicidal chamber. It destroys germs in two ways - through UV rays and heat. Residual heaters have been used inside it as a result it can generate moisture-free heat up to 90 degrees with powers to control heat and time automatically.
It also has a modern protection system for the human body and special sensor that automatically shuts off when people or animals are present. PPE, masks, gloves, utensils, food etc can be disinfected with this UV-C thermal chamber.
Walton officials said the Medicart robot and the remote control UV-C light disinfectant system will play an important role in dealing with coronavirus, creating huge opportunity to export the medical equipment after meeting the local demand.
Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) on Thursday said the number of mobile internet subscribers crossed 10 crore in the country as of March.
A total of 103.253 mn people have been using internet among 165.337mn mobile phone subscribers, said a press release from BTRC.
Among the internet users, 95.168 million are mobile internet users, 0.002 million are WiMAX users while 8.084 are using ISP+PSTN until the end of March, it said.
BTRC has calculated the number of ISP subscribers through market analysis, consultation and data collection from ISP operators.
The Telecommunication Regulatory Commission also disclosed that 75.333 million people are using Grameenphone, 49.718mn Robi, 35.373mn Banglalink and 4.913 people are using state-owned mobile Teletalk.
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