Huawei, in partnership with Bangladesh Computer Council (BCC) and Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authority (BHTPA), is going to launch four ICT programs with the vision to accelerate the growth of the ICT industry and to facilitate ICT talents in Bangladesh.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed on Thursday between these three parties at BCC Auditorium in Agargaon, said a press release.
The core purpose of the MoU is to initiate four programs namely ‘Bangladesh ICT Competition 2020’, ‘ICT Joint Innovation Center’, ‘Huawei ICT Academy’, and ‘Curating Bangladeshi Startups’. Among these projects, BCC will be working together with Huawei on Bangladesh ICT Competition 2020, ICT Joint Innovation Center, and Curating Bangladeshi Startups.
Huawei ICT Academy will be conducted by BHTPA and Huawei. The responsible parties will be managing these projects for at least three years from the days of its inauguration.
Zunaid Ahmed Palak, State Minister of ICT Division, was the chief guest in the MoU signing event chaired by Md Rezaul Karim, ndc, Director General, DSA, Project Director, LICT Project. Zhang Zhengjun, CEO, Huawei Technologies (Bangladesh) Limited, inaugurated the event.
Zunaid Ahmed Palak said “All of our initiatives and projects are focusing on youth, ICT and employment. This agreement will be able to provide proper training to the young students, our researchers, and our innovators at the university level.”
“At the same time they will have the opportunity to experience the world's latest technologies, invented by Huawei. And also will be able to bridge the gap between industry and academia under this agreement.”, Palak said.
“Secondly we are going to set up a permanent academy at CUET and KUET. Over there our teachers and students will get a chance to connect the university with the industry like Huawei and also they will have the chance to have the financial support from venture capital companies.”, he said.
“We are really grateful to Huawei Technologies for their contribution for building Digital Bangladesh.” he added.
Zhang Zhengjun, CEO of Huawei Technologies (Bangladesh) Limited, said “Digital infrastructure is the basis for any industry and economy in the modern age. Hence, to adapt to this new, intelligent world and boost the nation's growth, it has become critical for the youth to enhance their skills and become experts in the ICT field.”
Hosne Ara Begum, ndc, Managing Director (Secretary), BHTPA said, “Our Honorable Prime Minister declared her ‘Vision 2021’ to establish a digital country. The ICT division is working relentlessly to make this vision come true.”
Parthapratim Deb, Executive Director, BCC said, “I express my heartfelt thanks to Huawei for helping us consolidate our position in establishing a startup ecosystem, and to a large extent, reap the advantage of Chinese technology.”
Bangladeshi handset maker Walton has started taking pre orders for its new smartphone 'Primo RM4' that comes with various attractive features including powerful battery, RAM and ROM along with triple back cameras.
Asifur Rahman Khan, Chief of Walton Cellular Phone sales department, said the regular price of the phone is Tk 10,599, said a press release.
However, customers who go for pre-book will get it only at Tk 9,599 with Tk 1,000 discount. Customers can place pre-orders from Walton's online shop eplaza.waltonbd.com for free.
Besides, they can also book the device depositing only taka 1k at all Walton Plaza and Walton Mobile brand and retail outlets across the country.
The Primo RM4 features a massive battery of 5950 mAh with reverse charging facility. It has 13MP, 5 MP and 0.3 MP triple back cameras equipped with PDAF technology and 5P lens with LED flash. It features another 8 MP front camera for selfies with PDAF technology and 4P lens.
Runs on Android 10 operating system, the dual 4G VoLTE SIM supported handset features a 6.5-inch V-Notch HD+ display with 1600X720 pixel screen resolutions. It sports a 1.8 GHz Octa-Core processor, IMG Power VR GE8320 GPU, 4 GB RAM, 64 GB ROM with expandable storage up to 256 GB, fingerprint, face unlock, OTG etc.
The device comes in three different colors of Dark Green, Night Blue and Black. Customers will get instant replacement warranty for 30 days along with one-year regular service warranty for the device.
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Huawei has launched Huawei Cloud Meeting, its full-scenario, secure, and reliable global video conferencing solution in Bangladesh as well as the Asia Pacific region, allowing effective internal and external meetings for up to 1,000 concurrent participants over the Internet, from any terminal or device.
With device-cloud synergy technology, the solution enables one-click data sharing and transfer among PCs, mobile phones, tablets, meeting room terminals, and smart TVs. It supports the ultra-fast wireless projection of documents, audio, and video with the best results, the company said in a press release.
Huawei said ita Cloud Meeting “redefines the digital conferencing experience” with all-scenario collaboration across myriad industrial applications.
“Focused on revolutionizing meeting experiences, Huawei Cloud Meeting wants to make remote communications as seamless as face-to-face communications. To this end, we will continue to invest in core audio and video capabilities to simplify collaboration, improve operational efficiencies, and speed up decision-making,” said Daniel Zhou, President of Cloud & AI at Huawei APAC.
Huawei Cloud Meeting provides comprehensive protection for Cloud and device access, data sharing, and transmission backed by trustworthy processes from design, research, and development process control to operations and management data monitoring.
It ensures data sovereignty with tenanted data isolation and AES265 encryption of contacts and meeting recording. The revolutionary design has been recognised by the Red Dot 2020 award.
Designed for efficient communication and intelligent collaboration, Huawei Cloud Meeting delivers ultra-HD, stable, and smooth meeting experiences that are secure and reliable. Easy to manage with simplified, intelligent controls, it offers fully open APIs that integrate easily with third-party applications and web platforms — empowering one-click native cloud meetings for easy on-the-go collaboration.
Airtel is offering 4GB data at Tk 64 to facilitate the community of friends to stay connected with each other during the Coronavirus pandemic.
The private mobile operator said its timely offer is "the best value for money data pack in the market".
Customers can avail the offer by recharging Tk 64.
The validity of the offer is four days. Three GB data can be used as regular data and 1GB as only 4G data.
All Airtel prepaid customers can enjoy the offer, the operator said.
Reneka Ahmed Antu was chosen from Bangladesh to take over a top executive position in Telenor Group for a day.
Every year, marking the International Day of the Girl, girls worldwide take over leading roles in media, entertainment, business, and politics for a day to promote equality, freedom, and representation for girls and young women, said a press release.
This year, three young women from Telenor Group's operating markets – Bangladesh, Norway, and Myanmar – had the opportunity to take over roles in Telenor’s Group Executive Management.
Out of the three girls, Antu was chosen from Bangladesh to take over a top executive position in Telenor Group.
Grameenphone and Telenor Group have collaborated with Plan International Bangladesh to organize the #GirlsTakeover campaign to observe the International Day of the Girl.
Since an early age, Antu has been actively involved in advocacy for female rights and gender equality.
In 2020, she participated in the High-Level Political Forum as a youth advocate. She is majoring in Anthropology and is highly enthusiastic about bringing positive changes to society for girls and young women.
Antu said: "As a girl and concerned citizen, I wish to enjoy my civic rights in a safe and protective environment. Everyone should respect females and value their contribution in both the public and private sphere. I wish to work as a young influencer in my society and shift the power relation for gender equality globally. I am grateful to Grameenphone, Telenor Group, and Plan International Bangladesh for giving me the opportunity for such an outstanding experience."
As members of the Group Executive Management at Telenor, the three young women virtually presented their perspectives on women in the technology sector. The presentations highlighted both opportunities and impediments that women face in the technology sector, both in their nation and globally. Inspired by the exhibits, Sigve Brekke, President, CEO, Telenor Group, committed to connecting the girls with the CEO of Telenor's telecommunication in their respective countries to share their local insights.
Commenting on the take-over, Sigve Brekke, President and CEO, Telenor Group, said, “At Telenor, we strive to develop services that work for everybody.”
“To succeed with that, we need a range of perspectives and insights among our own people. This morning, I had the pleasure of speaking to three young girls to gain their perspectives on technology in their countries and globally. Lots of positive energy, but also clear evidence that we still have work to do to remove the hurdles that keep great talent from wanting to join our industry.”
In 2018, Telenor Group and Plan International entered into a global partnership to collaborate on a range of digital and mobile technology solutions to help advance children and young people's rights, with a particular focus on equality for girls. All joint projects will focus on building skills for a digital future and bridging the digital gender gap – giving girls the necessary access, skills, and opportunities to create technological solutions.