ISPs join hands with GP to ‘go broadband’

4 05 2014

Grameenphone, partnering with two major internet service providers Agni Systems Ltd and ADN Telecom Limited yesterday launched fixed wi-max internet services brand name ‘go broadband’ in Dhaka and Chittagong.

They would next go to Sylhet and rest of the country. All the operators declared their launching officially yesterday in Dhaka.

Full story: Dhaka Tribune

First mobile-apps store launched

18 11 2012

A mobile application store was launched in Bangladesh for the first time yesterday to upload and download both Bangla and English-version apps. The site will also be used as an online marketplace for developers.

Ethics Advance Technology Ltd (EATL), an ICT solution provider, launched the new service for national and international mobile apps users.

Full story: The Daily Star

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Galaxy S3 hits Bangladesh next week

9 06 2012

Samsung will release the follow-up to its wildly popular Galaxy S2 smartphone, dubbed the Galaxy S3, in Bangladesh on June 15.

A direct competitor to Apple’s iPhone, the Android-running device will retail at Tk 67,500 and with the superpower engine, massive display and impressive battery life, it sits at the very top of the smartphone spectrum.

Full story: The Daily Star

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Progress towards digitalisation in Bangladesh

20 05 2012

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said on Sunday that the country made a good progress in its efforts towards building ‘Digital Bangladesh’ in the last three years as pledged in the ruling party’s election manifesto.

“We’ve achieved many successes to this end,” she said while inaugurating the multimedia classrooms and digital academic contents developed by teachers.

Full story: The Daily Star

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A Tablet of Knowledge

18 03 2012

Hajira, a student of class five of Moishal Para of Nizmawna village in Gazipur, is both excited and nervous when she is handed the ‘Amadeyr Tablet‘, a touch-screen electronic device. It is smaller in size than a netbook and comes with a bright blue plastic cover. She presses the ‘power’ button and the screen lights up. A homepage with pictures of Hajira’s family shows up…

Full story: The Daily Star

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Listing of free public wifi hotspots in Bangladesh

18 12 2011


Free Wifi Locations

  • CoFi 11, House Number 34, Road Number 21, Block B, Banani
  • Half Past Eleven Restaurant & Cafe – House 67/C, Road 11, Block E, Banani, Dhaka. Phone: 9884215
  • Kozmo Lounge situated in Dhanmondi.
  • Newsroom Cafe- opposite the East West University, Mohakhali
  • Military Institue of Science and Technology. located at Mirpur cantonment
  • Moo’s Barn – Road 11, House 2, Block F, 3rd floor, Banani

Internet & Cyber Cafes

  • Polaris cyber hub & caf at Dhanmondi,Dhaka, Bangladesh. Phone: 9666258
  • adda@cybercafe at Banani,Dhaka, Bangladesh. Phone: 8855257
  • cyber caf at Dhanmondi,Dhaka, Bangladesh. Phone: 9663392
  • click net cyber caf at Mirpur-I,Dhaka, Bangladesh. Phone: 9009543
  • The winner IT & cyber caf at Mirpur-10,Dhaka, Bangladesh. Phone: 8011818
  • Supernet cyber caf at Green Road, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Phone: 9127012
  • Digitec cyber caf at Farm gate, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Phone: 9138045
  • Sugandha Cvber caf at Farm gate, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Phone: 9134868
  • Explore cyber caf at Mirpur-6, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Phone: 9014918
  • E -Dream at Fakirapool,Dhaka, Bangladesh. Phone: 017538565


Free Wifi Locations

Internet & Cyber Cafes

Please commet to add more places, especially in Sylhet.

BANGLADESH: Dialling into disaster risk reduction

30 10 2011

Bangladesh’s high-growth mobile phone sector is buying into disaster risk reduction, and the cyclone-affected costal region stands to gain most, say government officials, aid workers and private sector sources.

By the beginning of 2012, the Disaster Management Bureau (DMB) will team up with the country’s largest mobile phone provider Grameenphone, and state-run mobile phone company Teletalk, to provide early warnings for cyclones and floods to all 14 coastal districts.

Full story: IRIN News