Laying emphasis on the need for digital transformation of education from primary school to higher education, Telecommunications and Information Technology Minister Mustafa Jabbar said that digital devices and the Internet are vital tools for students.
“In this case, it is not the cost but the right investment to create skilled human resources,” said the minister while speaking as the chief guest at the online seminar on 'Digital Education for Better Bangladesh' and 'Northern Digital Campaign 2020' organised by Northern University Bangladesh in the capital on Wednesday.
Building a prosperous Bangladesh will never be hampered if artificial intelligence, robotics, blockchain, IoT, etc can spread digital technology education in educational institutions, said Jabbar.
Aiming to achieve this goal, he emphasised on the need for digital transformation of education from primary school to higher education.
The minister said 65 percent of the total population of the country is young. There are 40 to 50 million students among them. In order to accelerate the ongoing progress of building the golden Bengal of Bangabandhu's dream, the students must be developed as useful digital human resources.
Chaithwai Aoung Marma, a poultry farmer from Kawkhali Upazila in Rangamati, has become millionaire after he purchased a Walton refrigerator.
Walton has been providing the facilities to its customers under the ongoing ‘Digital Campaign Season-7.’ The Marma youth now intends to invest this money in expansion of his business, said a press release.
On Saturday, a cheque of Tk 10 lakh was officially handed over to Chaithwai Aoung Marma at Walton Plaza in Raozan Upazila of Chattogram.
Walton is conducting the ‘Digital Campaign’ across the country to accelerate the initiative of building customer database for delivering online based swift and best after sales service.
Under Season-7, a customers is likely to get Tk.1 million (10 lakh) through purchasing any model of fridge, washing machine or microwave oven from Walton plaza, distributor outlet and E-Plaza across the country. Besides, customers will get sure cashvouchers worth of maximum Tk 1 lakh. Customers will enjoy the benefits until Eid-ul-Azha.
Earlier, Wazed Ali, a tailor from Gazipur and Solaiman Haque, a towel vendor from Naogaon also became millionaires after purchasing Walton refrigerators.
Chaithwai Aoung Marma, purchased a refrigerator worth of Tk 32,500 from the Raozan Plaza and received a SMS in his mobile phone from Walton with the notification of getting Tk 10 lakh cash on registration of the fridge.
Thanking Walton for providing such facilities, he said, “I got totally surprised when I got 10 lakh taka! I will spend some of this money in expansion of my business and the rest will be deposited for daughters.’
Walton provides a one-year replacement facility for fridgesalong with 12-year guarantee for compressors.
There are 74 service centers across the country to provide fast and best after-sales service.
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Huawei, together with Thailand National Broadcasting and Telecommunication Communication (NBTC) and Siriraj Hospital, has initiated ‘Unmanned Vehicle Pilot Project Driving Thai Healthcare to 5G Era’ to pioneer the use of the unmanned vehicle for the first time at smart hospital in the ASEAN country.
The self-driving delivery vehicle takes advantage of 5G technology from Huawei to bring about contactless delivery solution of medical supplies, which will elevate the medical system to 5G era by applying world-class technology and innovation to drive medical services and the healthcare industry, according to a press release.
Such technology can replace manpower in logistics services as it can operate in complex environments.
The autonomous car offers safe, convenient and cost-effective solutions while reducing workload for healthcare workers and improving patient safety.
The 5G technology integration will then be progressively applied in the national health system for Smart Hospital transformation in the near future.
Abel Deng, chief executive officer of Huawei Thailand, said Huawei is honoured and delighted to continuously take part in assisting Thai medical staff.
“The pilot project of the driverless vehicle for Siriraj Hospital will operate under Huawei’s 5G technology to help transport medical supplies within the hospital. This pilot project exemplifies the accelerated digitalisation of Thailand’s medical services as 5G will play a key role in the next generation of healthcare,” he added.
Huawei Technologies along with Thailand's National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) and Thai state hospital launched an unmanned vehicle using 5G communications to deliver contactless medical supplies.
'Unmanned Vehicle Pilot Project Driving Thai Healthcare to 5G Era,' a self-driving car to use 5G technology from Huawei aiming to bring about contactless delivery solution of medical supplies, said a press release.
Such technology can replace manpower in logistics services as it can operate in complex environments while the autonomous car offers safe, convenient and cost-effective solutions reducing workload for healthcare worker and improving patient safety.
“The NBTC has been utilizing 5G technology with remote medical services by connecting with Community Health Promotion Hospital and large local hospitals in piloting remote treatment of four diseases – such as eye diseases, skin diseases, blood pressure abnormalities and diabetes.”, said Takorn Tantasith, Secretary-General of the Office of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission.
Moreover, the remote medical care has also expanded to local prisons, to give easier medical access to people and prisoners in remote areas, he said.
After the first test trial in Siriraj Hospital, the oldest and largest hospital in Thailand at the frontline of the fight against COVID-19, the NBTC will evaluate the benefits and efficiency of the 5G-enable unmanned vehicle.
Grameenphone (GP) on Tuesday said that it will continues to work with Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) to establish a best practice of significant market power (SMP) framework.
The company reserves its rights, it has taken necessary steps to implement the two SMP impositions effective from July 1, said a press release from GP.
BTRC has imposed two impositions relating to mobile number portability (MNP) and approval of products and services on Grameenphone under the SMP Regulations.
Grameenphone continues to disagree with the two impositions, they are not promoting customer benefits and there is a lack of requisite evidence of market failure, GP said.
Grameenphone is implementing the two SMP impositions under protest, the service provider said.
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However, the company remains hopeful that the prevailing gap in understanding between GP and BTRC can be resolved through constructive and meaningful dialogue.
As a part of this process Grameenphone intends to withdraw the writ petition that was filed on June 28, 2020.
The petition was filed challenging a directive of BTRC on June 21, alongside two restrictions were imposed under significant market power (SMP) guidelines.