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.
Bangladeshi electronics giant Walton is seeing its footprint grow in the lucrative EU market for LED televisions, particularly in Germany.
The company now plans to export 100,000 units of its LED tv sets to Europe by 2021. This large volume of exports would play a vital role in the country's economic progress amid the coronavirus pandemic, the company said in a press release on Tuesday.
Walton officials informed that they started TV exports to Germany last year. Cracking the quality-conscious German market for electronics can often herald the global arrival of an electronics manufacturer.
Walton has been manufacturing various products including TVs with German technology and machineries at its own factory following the European standards. Thus, the trust of European consumers towards Walton made world-class products have been increasing day by day.
European electronics giant ‘Intersales A/S’ has been importing various models of Smart LED TVs from Walton to retail in Germany and other European countries.
Meanwhile, German ambassador in Dhaka Peter Fahrenholtz congratulated Walton through an email and expressed his keen interest to visit the Walton factory in near future.
Tauseef Al Mahmud, Europe Business Head of Walton, said that this year Walton developed several new models for international markets, including Germany.
From next week, he noted that these new models will be exported to Germany and other European countries.
For exporting TVs to the Western markets, he informed that Walton has partnered with Google to develop smart TVs to stay in the forefront of innovation.
Moreover, new models of refrigerators, aircon and kitchen appliances complying European standards are coming by the end of the year.
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A search app- Petal Search Widget will be available at Huawei, a global technology company, offering its users an open gateway to a million apps.
The new search tool is already available for download in AppGallery.
Kelvin Yang, Country Director of Huawei Consumer Business Group (Bangladesh), said “At Huawei, we are committed to providing new and innovative technologies for our consumers. Now, with the Petal Search Widget- Find Apps powered by Petal Search Engine, Huawei users will have another way to easily find, explore and download the apps they need on to their device.”
The Petal Search Widget - Find Apps currently supports more than 40 languages and is available in 45 countries and regions, with plans for wider rollout to even more countries in the future. It is now available to download from the AppGallery by simply searching for Petal Search – Find Apps.
For more information on the Petal Search Widget - Find Apps is available at Petal Search Widget –Find Apps local communityLink
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The government will host the ‘Digital Fair 2020’ online to present digital activities of all 64 districts to citizens through Bangladesh National Portal.
State Minister for ICT Division Zunaid Ahmed Palak will officially inaugurate the three-day fair on Monday through Zoom, said a press release today.
ICT Division Senior Secretary NM Ziaul Alam will preside over the programme.
Besides, all divisional and deputy commissioners, additional deputy commissioners (education and ICT), grassroot level programmers and assistant programmers of ICT Division will also join the programme.
The main objective of the fair is to include different texts, presentations, photographs, videos and other information on digital activities of different districts in the National Portal and presenting those to citizens, according to the press release.
According to the guidelines formulated for the celebration of Digital Fair, the deputy commissioners will conduct press briefings, publicity and seminars on the online platform with the involvement of government officials / employees, public representatives, civil society representatives, school / college teachers, ICT personalities / entrepreneurs.
ICT Division and a2i are organising the three-day fair, which can be visited by clicking on the link- https://bangladesh.gov.bd/site/view/digitalfair2020.
The digital fair will continue until June 30.
Microsoft announced on Friday that it is permanently closing nearly all of its physical stores around the world.
Like other retailers, the software and computing giant had to temporarily close all of its stores in late March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The company opened the first of its modern retail stores in 2009, around the time of the launch of Windows 7.
According to its website, Microsoft has 83 stores worldwide, including 72 stores in the U.S., and several others abroad where it showcases and sells laptops and other hardware.
Friday's announcement reflects what the company calls a "strategic change" for its retail business as sales increasingly shift online.
Microsoft will keep four of its stores open, in London, New York, Sydney and its home base of Redmond near Seattle. But they will be "reimagined", the company said in a statement.
All employees will have the opportunity to remain with the company, Microsoft said.
Microsoft Corp. said the closures would result in a pretax charge of about $450 million, or 5 cents per share, taken in the current quarter ending June 30.