Robi has recently organized another “Internet4U” session with the UCEP students under its Corporate Responsibility (CR) initiatives. Around 100 students and their faculty members took part in the engaging session. The UCEP students were provided with a clear guideline on safe digital lifestyle in the session.
Internet4U is Robi’s signature CR initiative where discussion takes place on the potential of internet to improve our lives. It is very encouraging to see the interest that has been generated around the use of internet among the youth in our society. However, concerns are being raised by many over the way youth are using the internet. In this regard, lack of awareness on the appropriate and effective use of Internet has been cited as the major concern areas by many.
As a responsible telecommunications brand Robi sought to address this gap by launching Internet4U. Through these interactive sessions, youth are made aware of the “appropriate and safe” use of internet as a tool for networking, learning and self- development.
Previously similar sessions were conducted in Amrita Lal Dey College at Barisal, University of Barisal, Daffodil University, Presidency University, South East University, Jahangirnagar University and in the Internet Corners set up by Robi at the Rajshahi, Rangpur, Khulna, Sylhet and Barisal divisional public libraries.
Robi Axiata Limited is a joint venture between Axiata Group Berhad, of Malaysia and NTT DoCoMo Inc., of Japan. Robi is one of the leading mobile phone operators in Bangladesh with 27.6 million subscribers, as of April 2016. Robi network provides nationwide coverage to 99% of the population with 13,475 BTS and 4,271 3.5G sites. Robi proudly claims to have widest international roaming service in the market, connecting about 385 operators across more than 140 countries. It is also the first operator to introduce GPRS and 3.5G services in Bangladesh. The Company has introduced many first of its kind digital services in the country and has invested heavily in taking mobile financial services to the underserved communities in the rural and semi-urban areas.