The Board of Directors of Grameenphone has appointed Yasir Azman as the new CEO (Bangladeshi operation) with effect from February 1.
Yasir Azman has served as CMO of Grameenphone since June 2015 and also as Deputy CEO of the company since May 2017. Before this, Azman was Telenor Group's Head of Distribution & eBusiness and worked across all Telenor operations.
Azman replaced current CEO Michael Foley who is relocating to Africa, said a press release on Thursday.
“I’m very pleased that Yasir Azman has accepted to lead our operations in Bangladesh. He is the first homegrown CEO of Grameenphone, so this moment is extra special for everyone in Telenor and in Grameenphone,” said Petter-Borre Furberg, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Grameenphone.
A broadband communication satellite, developed by a Beijing-based company, was launched from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China at 11:02 a.m. Thursday (Beijing Time).
The satellite, the first one of the Beijing-based GalaxySpace, was sent into its planned orbit by a Kuaizhou-1A (KZ-1A) carrier rocket.
Deployed in low-Earth orbit (LEO), the satellite has a communication capacity up to 10Gbps. Relative technological tests will be conducted on the satellite.
GalaxySpace aims to build a LEO broadband satellite constellation and create a global 5G communication network.
KZ-1A is a low-cost solid-fuel carrier rocket with high reliability and a short preparation period. The rocket, developed by a company under the China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation, is mainly used to launch LEO small satellites.
Thursday's launch is the eighth mission of the KZ-1A carrier rocket.
Walton, popular handset maker of the country has launched a new version of ‘Primo S7’ handset with upgraded 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM.
The customer will get the handset of Tk 15,566 at the Walton pavilion in Dhaka International Trade Fair (DIFT) with Tk 1000 discount.
Asifur Rahman Khan, Chief of Walton Cellular Phone sales department, said the device runs on Android 9.0 Pie operating system featuring a 6.26-inch 19:9 U-Notch HD+ display with 1520X720 pixel screen resolutions.
It also sports a 64 bit 2.0 GHz Octa-Core processor, PowerVR Rogue GE8320 GPU, up to 256 GB expandable memory with 3900 mAh battery, he said.
The 8.2 mm slim phone has 12MP+13MP+2MP PDAF AI powered triple camera with LED flash and a set of attractive features along with another 16MP front camera for selfies.
The dual 4G network supported smartphone comes in two different colors of Blue and Sea Green and available at all Walton Plaza, brand and retail outlets across the country.
Customers will also enjoy instant replacement warranty for 30 days for the phone along with one-year regular service warranty.
Smile Broadband, a domestic internet service, has brought a new broadband service “Internet for All” , aiming to make internet affordable to all classes of people in the country.
SM Golam Faruk Alamgir Arman, Managing Director of BDCOM ONLINE LTD, announced this at a press conference at a city hotel.
Smile Broadband also came up with “Smile Bronze Economy” package, where 10 users need to take the connection in a group and every user will enjoy 5 to 10Mbps bandwidth individually at monthly rate of only Tk 300 per user, he said.
“There are also two more packages under the ‘Internet for All’ initiative. One is ‘Smile Bronze Flexible’ and the other one is ‘Smile Bronze Easy,” he added.
Under the Bronze Flexible package, 5 users need to take the connection in a group and every user will enjoy 5 to 10Mbps bandwidth individually at a monthly cost of only 400 Taka per user, Arman stated.
Similarly, under the Bronze Easy package, 2 users need to take the connection in a group and every user will enjoy 5 to 10Mbps bandwidth individually at a monthly cost of only 500 Taka per user, he said.
NASA and SpaceX are preparing to launch the final test before astronauts fly aboard the Crew Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket to the International Space Station (ISS) as part of its Commercial Crew Program, NASA said Monday.
The test, known as in-flight abort, will demonstrate the Crew Dragon's escape capabilities -- proving that its abort system can protect astronauts in the event of an emergency during launch.
The uncrewed flight test is targeted for 1300 GMT on Jan. 18, at the start of a four-hour test window, from Launch Complex 39A in Florida, according to NASA.
SpaceX performed a full-duration static test on Saturday of the Falcon 9, and completed a static fire of the Crew Dragon on Nov. 13, setting the stage for the critical flight test.
Prior to launch, SpaceX and NASA teams will practice launch day end-to-end operations with NASA astronauts, including final spacecraft inspections and side hatch closeout.
After liftoff, Falcon 9's ascent will follow a trajectory that will mimic a Crew Dragon mission to the ISS matching the physical environments the rocket and spacecraft will encounter during a normal ascent, according to NASA.
For this test, SpaceX will configure Crew Dragon to intentionally trigger a launch escape prior to 90 seconds into flight to demonstrate Crew Dragon's capability to safely separate from the Falcon 9 rocket in the event of an in-flight emergency.
SpaceX's uncrewed in-flight abort demonstration test of Crew Dragon's launch escape capabilities is designed to provide valuable data toward NASA certifying SpaceX's crew transportation system for carrying astronauts to and from the ISS, according to NASA.