Dhaka, Apr 3 (UNB) – Country’s mobile phone operators are yet to ensure 4G services outside the capital, according to a report of Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC).
The telecom regular published on Wednesday the report of its comprehensive quality of service (GoS) measurement through drive tests conducted in four divisions to find out the internet speed, including 4G, service coverage, call setup success rate and call drop rate.
During the drive tests, it was found that minimum download speed of at least 7mbps could not be ensured by the top three mobile operators -- Grameenphone, Robi and Banglalink -- outside Dhaka, the report said.
State-run mobile operator Teletalk remained out of the purview of the drive tests as it is yet to launch its 4G service outside Dhaka.
The drive tests were conducted between January and February in Khulna, Rajshahi, Barishal and Rangpur.
San Francisco, Apr 3 (AP/UNB) — Google said Tuesday it will require staffing companies it works with to pay workers at least $15 an hour and give them health benefits.
The company has faced pushback from employees and contract workers for paying contractors less than full-time employees.
Google did not say how many contractors and temporary workers it has, but reports say it is many thousands of people. Staffing companies will have until January 2020 to implement the minimum wage requirement, and January 2022 for the health care requirement.
Google's new rules will require contractors, who are usually employed by third-party companies, to also get 12 weeks of paid parental leave and a $5,000 tuition reimbursement each year for classes to learn new skills.
Contract workforces are common in the tech industry and often get paid less and have fewer perks than full-time employees working for tech giants. Microsoft also implemented a requirement for contractors to get paid parental leave last year.
Many Google employees have banded together in the past year and demanded the company change various policies, prompting Google to examine issues from its handling of sexual misconduct claims to a military contract.
Dhaka, April 2 (UNB)- Robi Axiata Limited and Stellar Digital Limited, popularly known as: Bongo, have recently signed an agreement to offer on-demand video content streaming service to Robi and Airtel subscribers.
Robi’s Managing Director and CEO, Mahtab Uddin Ahmed and Stellar Digital Limited- aka, Bongo’s Managing Director, Ahad Mohammad Bhai signed the agreement on behalf of their respective organisations at Robi’s corporate office.
The agreement allow Robi and Airtel subscribers to enjoy local and international live TV and video on demand content from a rich library of entertainment content.
The platform will also provide wide variety of bangla movie, telefilm, web series, and music video to choose from.
Robi’s Chief Financial Officer, Roni Tohme, Chief Technology and Digital Transformation Officer, Medhat ElHusseiny, Chief Supply Chain and Program Officer, AKM Morshed, head of HR, Faisal Imtiaz Khan, Executive Vice President, Digital Service, Ahmed Armaan Siddiqui and Executive Vice President, Airtel Business, Md. Mahbubul Alam Bhuiyan were present at the programme.
Bongo’s Director, Navidul Huq, Chief Operating Officer, Fayaz Taher and Chief Compliance Officer, Karel Kuiperi were also present there.
Dhaka, 31 Mar 31 (UNB)- Robi highly valued customers will enjoy 10 percent special discounts from Sairu Hill Resort in Bandarban of Chattogram under its ‘Dhonnobad’ program.
In this regard, Robi’s Vice President, Customer Lifecycle Management and International Business, Rafiqul Hoque and Sairu Hill Resorts’ Managing Director, Mustafa Ameen signed an agreement on behalf of their respective organisations recently at Robi corporate office.
Under the agreement, Robi users will be able to enjoy 10% discount on room rent along with special package benefits from Sairu.
Robi’s General Manager, Loyalty and Winback, Tawfique Imam, Manager, Loyalty and Winback, Shahadat Mazumder and Ahmed Chowdhury, Sairu Hill Resorts’ General Manager, Mostofa Kamal (Shaheen) were present at the programme.
Dhaka, Mar 31 (UNB)- Huawei, world's leading ICT solutions provider, has recently released its annual report of 2018 stating strong business growth.
Its sales revenue rounded off at CNY721.2 billion, up 19.5% year-on-year; its net profit reached CNY59.3 billion, up 25.1% year-on-year, the report said.
In 2018, Huawei invested CNY101.5 billion (14.1% of its sales revenue) in R&D, ranking fifth globally in the 2018 EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard. Over the last ten years, Huawei's R&D expenditure has reached more than CNY480 billion.
According to official data released by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Huawei filed 5,405 patent applications to this organisation in 2018, ranking first among all companies globally.
At the release of its annual report, Guo Ping, Huawei's Rotating Chairman, said "Information communications technology is rapidly working its way into every industry.
This has triggered a digital, intelligent transformation – the driving force behind our digital economy.”
“Through heavy, consistent investment in 5G innovation, alongside large-scale commercial deployment, Huawei is committed to build world's best network connections”, he said.
In its enterprise business, Huawei continuously providing cloud, big data, artificial intelligence (AI), and IoT solutions, as well as a range of products for data centers, all-flash storage, and WiFi. In 2018, the sales revenue of Huawei's enterprise business reached CNY74.4 billion, up 23.8% year-on-year.
In its consumer business, Huawei further increased its share of the global smartphone market and has further enhanced the positioning of its high-end devices. It has also made major breakthroughs in building an intelligent ecosystem for all user scenarios. In 2018, the sales revenue of Huawei's consumer business reached CNY348.9 billion, up 45.1% year-on-year.