Category: ICT & Science
BTRC reconsidering daily recharge cap decision
The telecom regulator is reconsidering its decision to put a daily recharge limit of Tk 500 for pre-paid mobile subscribers, after uproar from users and operators. “We have decided to revisit the decision considering the inconvenience of the subscribers,” said Shahjahan Mahmood, chairman of the Bangladesh Telecom-munication Regulatory Commission, after..
Digital innovation fair starts in Khulna Jan 10
A three-day digital innovation fair will begin in Khulna on January 10. The fair will be held on the collectorate building premises beside the Khulna district administration and it will remain open from 3:00pm to 9:00pm every day.
6th Gen ASUS Transformer Book Now in Bangladesh
ASUS has recently introduced 6th Gen Transformer Book TP300UA in Bangladesh. It features a 360 degree rotating touchscreen. The Transformer Book comes with Intel 6th Gen Core i5 6200U, 8 GB DDR3 RAM, 1 TB HDD Hard Disk and 13.3” HD LED Backlight display. It also has Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, HDMI..
5 million Galaxy S7 units for first batch
According to a new report out of Samsung’s home country of South Korea, the company is planning to produce 5 million units of its upcoming Galaxy S7 flagship smartphone for its first batch. As per the report, the device will come in two variants: a standard flat-screen version sporting a..
Daily mobile recharge capped at Tk 500
The telecom regulator yesterday directed all mobile phone operators to cap daily recharge at Tk 500 for a single prepaid mobile number in order to prevent illegal calls overseas. However, mobile phone operators say the directive will create inconvenience for their different existing services and also have an impact on..
Experts for utilizing opportunities in Japanese IT market
Terming Japan as one of the most potential markets for Bangladeshi IT companies, experts at a seminar today suggested for adopting effective measures to grab the opportunities. Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS) organized the seminar on Sunday in city. BCC Executive Director Ashraful Islam chaired the seminar..
Uptick in cosmetic surgeries linked to social media
There has been a sharp increase in the number of youngsters undergoing cosmetic surgeries just because they want to look better on social media platforms, doctors said. About 40 percent of the youngsters choosing to undergo cosmetic surgeries in recent times cite their appearance in the pictures and videos on..
Experts see Bangladesh as next outsourcing destination
As Bangladesh has a huge number of young population, the country is the next outsourcing destination, if it creates efficient workforce on online outsourcing, officials and IT experts told a function here on Monday, reports BSS. Bangladesh has already been recognized as one of the leading outsourcing destinations by various..
Joy asks for public hearing on Robi-Airtel merger
The prime minister’s ICT affairs adviser has directed the telecom regulator to take opinion of the public before finalizing its recommendations on the merger of Robi and Airtel, telecom division officials said. Speaking at a meeting on December 15 at the secretariat, Sajeeb Wazed Joy also asked the regulator to..
Apple’s new COO, Jeff Williams
Apple announced “Jeff Williams” their new COO (Chief Operating Officer). Since 2010 he has overseen Apple’s entire supply chain, service and support, and the social responsibility initiatives which protect more than one million workers worldwide. He also oversees the development of Apple Watch, Apple’s most personal device yet, and is..
Google’s new messaging app: WSJ
Google, part of Alphabet Inc, is building a new mobile messaging application to better compete with rival services such as those offered by Facebook Inc., The Wall Street Journal reported. The new service would tap into Google’s artificial intelligence know-how, integrating catbots, or software programs that answer questions, inside a..
Japan’s Yuasa batteries to make Bangladesh debut in Jan
Japan’s leading automotive battery maker GS Yuasa International has teamed up with its local partner to enter the Bangladesh market. GS Yuasa, the third largest manufacturer of automobile and motorcycle batteries in the world, will start production in January at a plant of Japan SolarTech (Bangladesh), a Chittagong-based joint venture…
Mobile internet use drops after Facebook bar
The number of mobile internet users dropped by a significant amount in Bangladesh after last month’s ban on Facebook and other internet mobile apps. Bangladesh’s telecom regulator registered a drop of 8.63 lakh active mobile internet connections last month – what was 5.23 crore in October-end. The current standings stood..
Huawei joined 100 Million Club
Huawei has announced that it has shipped more than 100 million smartphones this year. The announcement was made by the Chinese company through its official Weibo account today. With this, Huawei has joined companies like Samsung and Apple in the 100 million club. This comes nearly five months after the..
No windows 10 Mobile update for older Lumias
If you have a Windows Phone 8.1 device, here’s some bad news for you. Microsoft has just announced that the updates to Windows 10 Mobile for older devices will only start rolling out “early next year”. Previously, the company had said that Lumias with Windows Phone 8.1 on board would start..