Thursday, 29 Oct, 2020

Tech

124 VoIP service providers’ licenses cancelled

DHAKA: Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) revoked Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) licenses of 124 VSPs (VoIP Service Provider).  106 of them didn't pay state debt and renew in time. 18 others failed to get licence for not applying in time.     BTRC

All TV channels soon sign deal with Bangabandhu satellite

DHAKA: Private television channels will sign deal with Bangabandhu satellite authority in the next two to three months to receive its broadcast services, Association of Television Channel Owners (ATCO) said.  The information came after the meeting of ATCO with Information Minister

Cell phones brought from aboard can be used: BTRC

DHAKA: Bangladesh Telecommunications Regulatory Commission says mobile handsets brought from abroad can be used in the country after registration. At the same time, all handsets purchased or used before August 1 (Thursday) can be used, the regulatory body says, adding that after that

Country’s First Cyber Gym at MIST

DHAKA: Country’s first cyber gym is going to be set up at Military Institute of Science and Technology (MIST) at a cost of around Tk 12 crore.  State Minister for ICT Division Zunaid Ahmed Palak made the announcement at a seminar styled “Growing Cyber Threats around the World and

Huawei sees trouble ahead despite revenue rise

Chinese telecoms firm Huawei saw a sharp jump in revenue in the first half of the year but warned of "difficulties ahead". The US blacklisted the firm in May, restricting its ability to trade with US companies. Company revenue jumped 23% in the first half of the year versus a year

Registration of established online news portals soon: Info Minister

DHAKA: Information Minister and Awami League publicity secretary Hasan Mahmood said that the established online news portals will be registered soon. The minister said this in response to a question during the newly elected executive committee leaders of the Bangladesh Secretariat

US teenager wins $3m as Fortnite world champion

A US teenager has won a record-breaking $3m (£2.4m) to become world champion of the computer game Fortnite. It is the largest prize pool in the history of e-sports, with $30m shared amongst the winners. Kyle Giersdorf, 16, won the solo event of the competition in the Arthur Ashe

Xiaomi launches Redmi 7A in Bangladesh

DHAKA: World's fourth-largest smartphone brand Xiaomi on Wednesday (July 25) announced a refresh in the much-loved Redmi A series lineup with Redmi 7A, said a press release. Redmi 7A brings an overall upgrade over Redmi 6A. Starting at BDT 11,499, it features the powerful Qualcomm

Facebook to pay record $5 billion for privacy lapses

The Federal Trade Commission approved a record $5 billion settlement Wednesday with Facebook over the company’s privacy policies. Shares of Facebook were down slightly following the announcement, but turned positive in the afternoon, up about 1.1% by the end of trading. Facebook

ZTE brings AI solution for mobile operator

Shenzhen-based telecom equipment manufacturer Zhongxing Telecommunication Equipment (ZTE) Corporation has developed artificial intelligence (AI)-based solution with a vow to help mobile phone operators to build ‘next-generation’ networks. According to a handout of ZTE Bangladesh,

Technology giants' power to be probed in US

The US Justice Department has announced an investigation into leading online platforms, examining whether they are unfairly restricting competition. The DoJ did not name any firms, but companies such as Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple are likely to be scrutinised in the wide-ranging

Microsoft pays $25M to settle corruption charges

Microsoft is paying more than $25 million to settle federal corruption charges that stem from a bribery scheme in Hungary, as well as other foreign offices, U.S. officials said. The tech giant will pay about $16.6 million to settle charges that it violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices

BTRC cancels license of 48 ISPs

DHAKA: Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has canceled the license of 48 Internet Service Providers (ISPs) for not renewing their license. The information was disseminated through two separate orders signed by MA Taleb Hossain, BTRC Director of Legal and

CTO forum and UiPath organizes enterprise summit 2019

For the first time of its kind in Bangladesh, CTO Forum and UiPath jointly organized The Enterprise Summit 2019 to showcase how Enterprises should come forward with the Automation First mindset that helps enabling the enterprise to quickly adapt to change and thrive in the business

2nd Space Innovation Summit begins at IUB

DHAKA: Space Innovation Summit 2019 began on the campus of Independent University Bangladesh (IUB) here amid much enthusiasm and festivity Friday (July 19). ICT State Minister Zunaid Ahmed Palak, as the chief guest, inaugurated the two-day summit, with University Grants Commission

Age filter FaceApp responds to privacy concerns

FaceApp, the AI-powered selfie-editing app that’s been having another viral moment of late, has now responded to a privacy controversy. Concerns have been raised that FaceApp, a Russian startup, uploads users’ photos to the cloud — without making it clear to them that processing

GP, Robi to get back bandwidth

DHAKA: Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) decided to give back the recently reduced bandwidth to mobile operators Grameenphone and Robi.  BTRC Chairman Md Jahurul Haque made the disclosure at a press briefing Wednesday (July 17). The decision was taken after

Sajeeb Wazed launches NID verification site 'Porichoy'

DHAKA: ICT Affairs Adviser to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Sajeeb Wazed Joy launched the state website designed for verifying National Identity (NID) Cards in easiest and quick ways. He opened the portal 'www.porichoy.gov.bd’ at a ceremony held at ICT Tower in Agargaon here

Amazon keen to sell Bangladeshi products

DHAKA: US-based e-commerce giant Amazon expressed interest to collect products from Bangladesh for selling those in the US and Europe markets. The largest e-commerce company seeks policy support from the government of Bangladesh in this regard. The Amazon delegation sat in a meeting

Sajeeb Wazed to launch NID gateway 'Porichoy' Wednesday

DHAKA: ICT Affairs Adviser to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Sajeeb Wazed Joy is expected to launch the state website designed for scrutinizing National Identity (NID) Cards in easiest and quick ways.  He will inaugurate the portal 'www.porichoy.gov.bd’ at a function of ICT