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Old July 16th, 2014, 07:23 AM   #1561
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Old July 19th, 2014, 07:03 AM   #1562
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First ‘Bangladesh-made’ smartphones to be launched today
Muhammad Zahidul Islam

A couple of Chinese specialists also worked on the project to make it successful, a senior executive of OK Mobile


For the first time ever, Bangladesh is set to launch its own “locally-assembled” smartphones and regular mobile phones in a ceremony at a city hotel today.

The soon to be launched handsets includes two different phone models – one with regular features and another a smartphone – that were assembled by the partnership of state-owned Telephone Shilpa Sangstha Ltd (TSS) and private company OK Mobile BD Inc USA.

“Initially we are going to launch two low-end mobile sets, with the regular featured one priced at Tk1,200 and the 3G enabled handset priced at Tk4,000. Soon we will also launch three more sets,” Khondoker Jamil Uddin, chairman of OK Mobile, told the Dhaka Tribune.

He said they were currently operating on a limited scale while all equipments for assembling smartphones were expected to be set up by December.

“We will start our assembly process soon, but currently we brought it [phones] from China with our own specification, and did some other work at the TSS,” Jamil added.

A couple of Chinese specialists also worked on the project to make it successful, a senior executive of OK Mobile told the Dhaka Tribune.

The products would be launched under the brand name “OK Mobile,” said Md Jasimul Haque, president of OK Mobile Global.

OK mobile authorities said they would initially sell their mobile sets at 13 points in Dhaka with plans to expand the number soon.

OK mobile sources also said they plan to introduce high-end handsets priced between Tk25,000 and Tk30,000, as well as offering handsets ranging from Tk7,000-8,000, Tk14,000-16,000 and Tk22,000-24,000.

“All the handsets will have dual SIM facility and some will come with 2 megapixel to 12 megapixel cameras,” Jasimul added.

He said they were planning to go for global marketing within two years, while the initial aim was to sell one lakh handsets every month.

“We are not thinking about profit before two years, and by then, our plan is to have 10% to 12% market share in Bangladesh. We have targets to export handsets to some countries in Africa and Latin America as well,” Jasimul said.

Earlier, the TSS – a government firm under the Telecom Ministry – collaborated with Malaysian firm TFT to launch the “Doel” laptop, a project that did not enjoy much success.

Jasimul, however, expressed his optimism surrounding the latest initiative. “Our project is going to be the first of its kind in the country which can have impact on the users shortly.”

The OK Mobile boss said they had brought the key technology from a Chinese company, but refused to disclose its name as it was a business secret.

Telecom Ministry sources said the TSS awarded Indigo Group, the local partner of OK Mobile, with the project following submission of tender for the fourth time.

In 2010, an Indian firm proposed to the TSS that it would assemble and market the “ZEN & TSS” brand mobile phones at competitive prices; but the deal could not be reached.

When the latest tenders were submitted, the TSS received three offers with the one by Indigo being the most attractive, said TSS Managing Director Md Husnul Mahmud Khan.

“We are allowing them to use our 14,923 square-feet office space and other infrastructures to implement the project. They will pay Tk6 for each square foot of space,” he told the Dhaka Tribune.

On February 27, a contract was signed between the TSS and Indigo Group on this regard; while according to the contract, the Indigo Group is supposed to get six months to begin assembling handsets.

- See more at: http://www.dhakatribune.com/business....6xiog4h3.dpuf
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Old July 23rd, 2014, 10:56 PM   #1563
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Are you Mukesh Ambani if not stfu, the money is not going to your pockets. Lets how India leads the world.

The Empowerment Line reveals that 56 percent of Indians, some 680 million, lack the means to meet their basic needs. Just above the official poverty line, some 413 million are "vulnerable." They have only a tenuous grip on a better standard of living, and shocks such as illness or a lost job can easily push them back into desperate circumstances.




India is home to over 340 million destitute people and is the second poorest country in South Asia after strife-torn Afghanistan, says a poverty estimation study by Oxford University, UK.

In South Asia, Afghanistan had the highest level of destitution at 38 per cent, followed by India at a ‘troubling’ 28.5 per cent. Interestingly, India’s immediate neighbours Bangladesh and Pakistan had much lower levels of destitution at 17.2 per cent and 20.7 per cent respectively.

The study placed Afghanistan as the poorest country in South Asia, with 66 per cent (based on 2010-11 data) of its people being MPI poor, followed by India with 54 per cent (2005-06), Bangladesh (2011) with 51 per cent, Pakistan (2012-13) and Nepal (2011) at 44 per cent, Bhutan at 27 per cent, and Sri Lanka and the Maldives at 5 per cent.

The researchers also named Bihar as the poorest region among 49 countries, followed by South Afghanistan. It said the poorest eight large Indian States were home to more MPI poor than the 28 poorest African countries, while admitting that India’s data were from 2005-06 and needed an update, whereas those for the 25 African countries were more recent.



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Were u drunk ?? ROFL....
You have posted a baseless comparison study which compares the 2005 data of India with that of 2012 data of Pakistan and 2011 data of Bangladesh..

Similarly, I can also post a comparison study with per capita income of Bangladesh in 1970 compared that of India in 2013. And then go on to say that India is 100 times richer than Bangladesh.... Just imagine what would be your reaction to that !!

It's unbelievable how the MODS have not deleted this kind of BASELESS COMPARISON STUDY..

And if it was in response to a provocative post, then that post also need to be deleted...

Please restore some sanity to this thread..
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Old July 23rd, 2014, 11:35 PM   #1564
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Were u drunk ?? ROFL....
You have posted a baseless comparison study which compares the 2005 data of India with that of 2012 data of Pakistan and 2011 data of Bangladesh..

Similarly, I can also post a comparison study with per capita income of Bangladesh in 1970 compared that of India in 2013. And then go on to say that India is 100 times richer than Bangladesh.... Just imagine what would be your reaction to that !!

It's unbelievable how the MODS have not deleted this kind of BASELESS COMPARISON STUDY..

And if it was in response to a provocative post, then that post also need to be deleted...

Please restore some sanity to this thread..
You just created an account to reply to this! You must be hella mad!

The Hindu Business published it, if you are so agitated go talk to them. India is a poor country admit it, there is nothing wrong in it or to be ashamed off. Bangladesh India Pakistan will always have high levels of poverty unless the whole governance system is over hauled and everyone starts respecting the law.
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Old July 24th, 2014, 05:40 AM   #1565
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You just created an account to reply to this! You must be hella mad!

The Hindu Business published it, if you are so agitated go talk to them. India is a poor country admit it, there is nothing wrong in it or to be ashamed off.
I am a member since Nov 2013.. And u say that I have created an account just to reply to your post. LOL !! You certainly can't READ..

Get a life Man !!

Moreover, Bangladesh is the poorest country in the subcontinent. Admit it . There is nothing wrong in it or to be ashamed of...

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Old July 24th, 2014, 06:06 AM   #1566
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I am a member since Nov 2013.. And u say that I have created an account just to reply to your post. LOL !! You certainly can't READ..

Get a life Man !!

Moreover, Bangladesh is the poorest country in the subcontinent. Admit it . Nothing to be ashamed of...
Admitted: Bangladesh is the poorest country in the subcontinent. Happy? Run along now.

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Old August 6th, 2014, 11:26 PM   #1567
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Only 1 mbps internet is 2800 takas! Unbelievable!
My ISP provides 1 mbps unlimited bandwidth connection for 800 Taka/month. I get 130 KB/sec download speed. FTP server speed is 1200 KB/sec. I can download from 10 FTP servers with that speed.

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Old August 6th, 2014, 11:54 PM   #1568
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My ISP provides 1 mbps unlimited bandwidth connection for 800 Taka/month. I get 130 KB/sec download speed. FTP server speed is 1200 KB/sec. I can download from 10 FTP servers with that speed.
What's the name of your ISP?
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Old August 7th, 2014, 05:38 PM   #1569
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Admitted: Bangladesh is the poorest country in the subcontinent. Happy? Run along now.

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I wonder why you havent removed his post!
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My ISP provides 1 mbps unlimited bandwidth connection for 800 Taka/month. I get 130 KB/sec download speed. FTP server speed is 1200 KB/sec. I can download from 10 FTP servers with that speed.
1mb diye poshai naki? Ami to ajtheke aro 6/7 bochor age dhakai 5/6 mbps petam.
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1mb diye poshai naki? Ami to ajtheke aro 6/7 bochor age dhakai 5/6 mbps petam.
Well people appear to be making do. As it stands now, in Bangladesh, majority of access to the internet is from/through mobile phones. The bandwidth on most of the mobile telephone providers barely qualify as broadband. Yet, everybody and their brother seem to be accessing FB, Bikroy, etc., from their mobile phones.
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Perhaps Wi-FAR will be adopted in Bangladesh

This technology if implemented, should significantly increase internet penetration (usage) in Bangladesh.

Big tech firms back Wi-FAR for remote broadband
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Old August 7th, 2014, 10:13 PM   #1573
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There is no 3G or 'broadband' internet service in this guy's village, so he used aluminum utensils, and a modem to get 3G connection to his village.

Pretty ingenious....

http://www.prothom-alo.com/technolog...A6%9C%E0%A6%BF
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There is no 3G or 'broadband' internet service in this guy's village, so he used aluminum utensils, and a modem to get 3G connection to his village.

Pretty ingenious....

http://www.prothom-alo.com/technolog...A6%9C%E0%A6%BF
Could read the article, but yes, ingenious. Very enterprising of the fellow. I hope he gets noticed by technical educational institutions in Bangladesh. His talent needs to be promoted.
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Could read the article, but yes, ingenious. Very enterprising of the fellow. I hope he gets noticed by technical educational institutions in Bangladesh. His talent needs to be promoted.
But in the comment section people have been saying that this is not new, and that others have followed similar techniques to boost speed where "high" speed is not available. Some even questioned why this guy was highlighted where others have implemented similar techniques elsewhere. Might not be as ingenious as reported to be!
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There is no 3G or 'broadband' internet service in this guy's village, so he used aluminum utensils, and a modem to get 3G connection to his village.

Pretty ingenious....

http://www.prothom-alo.com/technolog...A6%9C%E0%A6%BF
you beat me to it I've seen it on the People's times, in English, but the English was outrageously bad. Could anyone please translate the main points for me?


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But in the comment section people have been saying that this is not new, and that others have followed similar techniques to boost speed where "high" speed is not available. Some even questioned why this guy was highlighted where others have implemented similar techniques elsewhere. Might not be as ingenious as reported to be!
Typical of our people. This guy has the potential to improve peoples' lives, and that would be due to the fact that he has commercialised.


I've even seen highly technically advanced people in this country make do with 1 mbps. In some cases it was the lack of cable in their area. This time, i was quite impressed by the 3G services provided by the private telcos. From the beginning, I used GP, but when I went to a place in Kishoreganj, I discovered that in the very same house, there would be rooms that sometimes get 3G, that never do, and on that despite its unlikely position, always does. Turns out that GP has just done the center of the town. As a test, I hooked someone up with Banglalink, and the speed test yielded almost 6 mbps!! And the signal was good. It then occured to me that the way Telatalk and GP make you pay for specific speeds....that doesn't happen in the rest of the world. BL had incredible deals, with 100% bonuses. Plus I feel that while GP is tryng to get to as many districts as possible (they're present in all 64, they claim), BL is focusing hard and intensifying coverage on the few it has embarked on. For the first time, I'm actually got higher than expected speeds and am sated with the situation of Internet in the area, and many part of the country.
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you beat me to it I've seen it on the People's times, in English, but the English was outrageously bad. Could anyone please translate the main points for me?
No problem! Basically, the article says that a remote village did not get any 3G or good internet connection. So this guy used some kitchen utensil and a wifi adapter to create an antenna that enabled the remote village to get 3G service. Kinda neat!
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