Dhaka, Jan 27 (UNB) – From the first day of the next month, no mobile phone operator will be allowed to offer internet packages with less than a three-day validity.
Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has issued an order recently in this regard.
As per the order, the validity of all the internet packages/offers/bundles will be at least three days and this will come into effect on February 1.
It also said the order will be reviewed after one month.
Meanwhile, a subscriber will be able to use internet of highest Tk 5 under the ‘Pay Per Use’ system and on expiry of the limit, he or she will have to opt in or subscribe to an internet package or bundle or offer. This came into effect on Sunday.
The BTRC also said a directive on the highest numbers of internet packages/bundles/offers will be issued later after determining those.
Earlier on January 16, acting BTRC Chairman Jahurul Haque said there would be no internet package with less than seven-day validity from January 27.
Dhaka, Jan 27 (UNB)-Robi, a leading digital services provider of the country recently held ‘Robi Career Roadshow’ at the Jahangirnagar University (JU) aiming to make the students aware of the career opportunities available in Robi.
More than 250 JU students attended the event with great enthusiasm.
During the program, an overview of Robi as an organisation and its contribution to both the industry as well as the socio-economic development of the country was shared.
In the JU career roadshow students got the opportunity to meet with JU alumnus from Robi where alumnus shared their work life experience in Robi. Barota Chakraborty, Associate Professor, JU delivered the welcome speech in the session.
One of the most interactive events of the day was the knowledge sharing session where Robi officials delivered a total of seven lectures on corporate work life.
The career road show concluded with a prize giving ceremony for the SMS quiz contest winners.
In the evening, students interested to work with Robi took part in a written examination. Final year students as well as students, who completed their final year, attended the exam.
San Francisco, Jan 25 (Xinhua/UNB) - Apple Inc. announced Thursday that Microsoft Office 365 is available for the first time on Mac App Store where Apple users can download directly the signature apps such as Word, PowerPoint and Excel that are popular in Microsoft Windows system.
The debut of the Microsoft Office in Apple Store came a little bit later than what Apple first announced at its Worldwide Developers Conference last year, when the Cupertino, California-based tech firm promised the Microsoft Office package would be available by the end of 2018.
Apple said users can purchase a subscription for Office 365 from within the apps, which was designed specifically to support features that are unique to the Mac experience.
"Apple and Microsoft have worked together to bring great Office productivity to Mac users from the very beginning. Now, with Office 365 on the Mac App Store, it's easier than ever to get the latest and best version of Office 365 for Mac, iPad and iPhone," said Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing.
Jared Spataro, corporate vice president at Microsoft, said his company has been working closely with Apple to provide Mac users with the very best productivity experience uniquely designed for the Mac system.
Beijing, Jan 25 (AP/UNB) — Chinese internet users lost access to Microsoft's Bing search engine for two days, setting off grumbling about the ruling Communist Party's increasingly tight online censorship.
Microsoft Corp. said Friday that access had been restored. A brief statement gave no reason for the disruption or other details.
Comments on social media had accused regulators of choking off access to information. Others complained they were forced to use Chinese search engines they say deliver poor results.
"Why can't we choose what we want to use?" said a comment signed Aurelito on the Sina Weibo microblog service.
Bing complied with government censorship rules by excluding foreign websites that are blocked by Chinese filters from search results. But President Xi Jinping's government has steadily tightened control over online activity.
The agency that enforces online censorship, the Cyberspace Administration of China, didn't respond to questions sent by fax.
China has by far the biggest population of internet users, with some 800 million people online, according to government data.
The Communist Party encourages internet use for business and education but blocks access to foreign websites run by news organizations, human rights and Tibet activists and others deemed subversive.
Since coming to power in 2012, Xi has promoted the notion of "internet sovereignty," or the right of Beijing and other governments to dictate what their publics can do and see online.
Chinese filters block access to global social media including Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. Officials argue such services operating beyond their control pose a threat to national security.
Xi's government also has tightened controls on use of virtual private network technology that can evade its filters.
Alphabet Inc.'s Google unit operated a search engine in China until 2010 that excluded blocked sites from results. The company closed that after hacking attacks aimed at stealing Google's source code and breaking into email accounts were traced to China.
That has helped Chinese competitors such as search engine Baidu.com to flourish. But Baidu has been hit by repeated complaints that too many search results are irrelevant or are paid advertising.
Dhaka, 24 Jan 24 (UNB)- The country’s leading digital service provider, Robi, has introduced a data pack for the customers who rely heavily on internet for entertainment.
Robi’s content rich packages were offering bonus subscription to four of its most popular entertainment platforms: My Sports, Robi TV, Robi Screen and iflix, upon recharge of a certain amount. Both prepaid and postpaid subscribers are eligible to purchase the data packs.
Customers can enjoy 10GB data (7GB Any+3GB 4.5G) over a week for only 199 taka (Including VAT, Supplementary Duty and Surcharge). The customers can opt in either by dialing *123*0199# or by recharging 199 taka to activate the offer.
In case the customers are looking for monthly package, they can choose from two options. With 501 taka, one can enjoy 6GB data for 30 days; they need to activate the offer by dialing *123*501# or by recharging 501 taka; on the other hand, the 10GB data pack with 30 days duration can be purchased with a 649 taka recharge or they can dial *123*649#.
Robi Screen is an exclusive streaming application that offers a wide variety of movies, music videos, dramas, TV shows and many more. Robi My Sports- A sports entertainment platform to enjoy the widest stream of cricket, football and tennis matches, both, live and offline.
iFlix- another entertainment application enables the users to stream live and download from a diverse library of movies and shows. Robi TV is a mobile streaming application with Live TV content equipped with leading Bengali, Indian and International TV channels spanning all genres. Apart from TV channels, the content portfolio encompasses hundreds of popular videos and movies.