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Robi Innovation Lab in ICMAB

The leading digital services provider, Robi, has set up an state-of-the-art Innovation Lab in The Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Bangladesh (ICMAB). The Innovation Lab was inaugurated today at ICMAB’s campus in Dhaka through a online event. Honorable ICT State Minister, Mr. Zunaid Ahmed Palak,  MP inaugurated the lab as the chief guest. Robi’s Managing Director and CEO, Mahtab Uddin Ahmed, Chief Information Officer, Asif Naimur Rashid, Chief Human Resources Officer, Faisal Imtiaz Khan, Chief Corporate and Regulatory Office...

Challenges to new internet users by coronavirus

New internet users are disproportionately affected by the socio-economic impact of COVID-19, according to a study recently released by Google’s Next Billion Users initiative team. Called “New Internet Users in a COVID-19 World,” the study reveals that the challenges brought on by the global pandemic has widened the gap on who benefits from the internet, compounding the challenges faced by new internet users. As essential services like commerce, education, healthcare services and other government services move online to cope with the new norm, it sets back the life quality of those who cannot afford t...

Robi offers handset financing facility

The leading digital services provider of the country, Robi, has come up with a unique smartphone financing campaign named ‘Phone Loan’ in order to facilitate people to avail smartphones on credit. Using the Alternative Credit Scoring (ACS) solution powered by Blockchain and Big Data Analytics technology, the handset financing campaign aims to find out people looking for collateral free loans to purchase handsets. The phone loan campaign offers handset loan to eligible Robi and Airtel customers with conveniently priced EMI facility without having any cre...

Huawei to develop ICT talent in Bangladesh

Huawei Technologies (Bangladesh) Limited has inaugurated its annual program of ‘Seeds for the Future 2020 in Bangladesh’. The inauguration ceremony has been taken place virtually today, August 10, 2020, and attended by Zunaid Ahmed Palak, Minister of State for Information and Communication Technology Division as the Chief Guest.

Zhang Zhengjun, the CEO of Huawei Technologies (Bangladesh) Limited. initiated the ceremony where Dr. S. M. Mostafa Al Mamun, Chairman, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (EEE), Dhaka University (DU); Prof. Dr. A.K.M. Ashikur Rahman, Head, Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE), Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET); Dr. Muhammad Ahsan Ullah, Head, Department of El...

Stopping corruption possible by using ICT: Palak

State Minister for ICT Division Zunaid Ahmed Palak today said stopping corruption is possible by ensuring desired utilization of information and communication technology (ICT). “We need to stop corruption to further expedite the development in the country. Using of ICT can become handy in this regard. We have managed to stop corruption in land sector by using ICT,” he said, reports BSS. plkPalak said these while addressing a views exchange meeting with local representatives, government officials and newsmen at Natore Circuit Hous...

KT Corp’s digital outreach project in BD

Korea’s KT Corp. has celebrated the first anniversary of GiGA Island, a project to address the digital divide by connecting Moheshkhali, a small island located in the southeast part of the Bay of Bengal, Bangladesh, with wireless services. The company said on Thursday it held a ceremony to mark the progress of the corporate CSV (Creating Shared Value) initiative on the island in the presence of the Bangladesh Ministry of ICT, International Organization for Migration (IOM) and 500 islanders. KTGiGA Island aims to enhance the quality...