4d ago| Business

Smart District Innovation Challenge launched for DCs

The government has launched special programme for the deputy commissioners (DCs), under which they will have to submit innovative ideas to build smart district as part of building a smart Bangladesh.

1w ago| Business

Phone makers must preinstall Bijoy app, but no obligation for users: Jabbar

Preinstallation of Bijoy app on android phones is still mandatory for the importers and manufacturers of the devices, but it is not obligatory for the users to use the Bangla writing software, Telecom Minister Mustafa Jabbar said today.

1w ago| Business

Mobile users’ body chief asks BTRC to cancel Bijoy app pre-install order

Bangladesh Mobile Phone Consumers’ Association President Mohiuddin Ahmed today served a legal notice to Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission, asking it to withdraw within seven days the order to pre-install Bijoy app in all imported and locally manufactured android phones.

45th ICPC World Finals to be held in Dhaka for the first time

This is the first time that Bangladesh is hosting the World Finals.

Govt permanently blocked 22,000 porn sites and 6,000 gambling sites: Mustafa Jabbar

Posts and Telecommunications Minister Mustafa Jabbar today said that the government has permanently blocked 22,000 porn sites and 6,000 gambling sites He also said that robotics, artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT) will shape the future.

ICT

Tk 236cr project to roll out 5G by next year

The government is finally moving ahead with a project to roll out fifth-generation (5G) mobile internet services through state-run network provider Teletalk, according to officials of the planning ministry.

January 29, 2023
January 29, 2023

Smart District Innovation Challenge launched for DCs

The government has launched special programme for the deputy commissioners (DCs), under which they will have to submit innovative ideas to build smart district as part of building a smart Bangladesh.

January 25, 2023
January 25, 2023

Phone makers must preinstall Bijoy app, but no obligation for users: Jabbar

Preinstallation of Bijoy app on android phones is still mandatory for the importers and manufacturers of the devices, but it is not obligatory for the users to use the Bangla writing software, Telecom Minister Mustafa Jabbar said today.

January 23, 2023
January 23, 2023

Mobile users’ body chief asks BTRC to cancel Bijoy app pre-install order

Bangladesh Mobile Phone Consumers’ Association President Mohiuddin Ahmed today served a legal notice to Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission, asking it to withdraw within seven days the order to pre-install Bijoy app in all imported and locally manufactured android phones.

January 22, 2023
January 22, 2023
ICT

'WB will continue to support Bangladesh’s ICT sector'

The World Bank will continue its cooperation and support in the development of the country’s ICT sector.

January 17, 2023
January 17, 2023

Pilot kicks off for digital payment with QR code

The Bangladesh Bank will commence a campaign tomorrow to popularise an interoperable QR code across the capital city in a move to bring millions of small businesses such as street vendors and lower-income groups under the digital transaction system.

January 17, 2023
January 17, 2023

a2i, Zaytoon to launch ‘village digital booths’

The Aspire to Innovate (a2i) programme of ICT Division and Zaytoon Business Solutions today joined hands to launch “village digital booths” across the country, enabling marginalised people to avail a number of financial services right from their neighbourhoods.

January 15, 2023
January 15, 2023

‘Nigeria keen to expand trade with Bangladesh’

Nigeria wants to expand trade with Bangladesh as the south Asian country has achieved significant development in the last decade, said Akinremi Bolaji, director for economic, trade and investment of the foreign affairs ministry of the west African nation.

December 31, 2022
December 31, 2022

Land info to be available in AI-based govt portal

The government is set to launch an artificial intelligence-based web portal to impart land-related knowledge among the masses and deliver all kinds of information on land. 

December 29, 2022
December 29, 2022

How did 2022 go for Bangladesh?

Bangladesh economy was all set at the beginning of 2022 to get its growth momentum back after recovering from the prolonged Covid-19 pandemic. But, the start of the Ukraine war in February slowed the country’s joy run significantly, making it an eventful year to remember. Let’s see how 2022 was for Bangladesh.

December 28, 2022
December 28, 2022

63.1% of population don't feel the need to use internet: BBS Survey

A total of 97.4 per cent households have mobile phones in the country, but 63.1 per cent of them do not feel the need to use internet, according to the preliminary report of a national survey.