Dhaka, May 29(UNB)- Local ICT product manufacturer Walton announced special discount on desktops, laptops and other computer items on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, one of the largest religious festivals of Muslim community.
Customers will enjoy 5 to 18 percent discount on purchasing various products until the Eid.
Liakat Ali, CEO of Walton Computer Products, said customers, who would buy any design, simulation and gaming laptop of Waxjambu series, will be given 18 percent discounts while 16 percent discounts for Karonda series. In addition, customers will get 12 percent discount on any 6th generation laptops of Passion and Tamarind series along with 8 percent discount on Prelude series.
Besides, 5 percent discount will be given on all other models of Walton laptops, desktops, monitors and computer accessories including gaming and standard keyboard and mouse, pen drives and earphones.
Walton currently manufacturing and marketing 23 models of laptops, 13 models of desktops, 4 models of monitors along with various models of gaming and standard keyboard and mouse, pen drives and earphones.
The lowest price of Walton laptop is 19,990 BDT. Customers have the option of buying these laptops on 12-month installment facilities from any Walton outlet with special facilities for students.
2-year warranty is available for all models of Walton laptops while 3-year for desktops and monitors.
Dhaka, May 28 (UNB)- A man in Bajedonta village of Phulpur Upazila in Mymensingh district got a brand new private car after buying Marcel fridge under the Eid ul Fitr offer during its ongoing nationwide digital campaign season 4.
The winner was identified as Md Chan Miah, resident of Savar in the capital.
Earlier on Monday, Marcel’s head of sales Md Shakhawat Hossen, Brand Ambassador Amin Khan and Phulpur Upazila Chairman Ataul Karim Rasen handed over the car to Chan Miah in a programme organised by Khan Motors and Electronics, a local distributor of Marcel in Fulpur upazila.
As per the offer, customers from around the country can win new car through registering fridges after purchasing it from any marcel outlets.
In addition, customers will also get confirm cash vouchers up to Tk 1 lakh or free products like fridge, television and air conditioner under the offer.
Md Chan Miah, bought a 9 cft refrigerator of Marcel at Tk 17,700 from Khan Motors and Electronics at Phulpur. After purchasing the fridge, he registered it through sending SMS from his mobile phone. Later, Chan Miah got a return message of winning the car from Marcel.
In his reaction, Chan Miah said, “My mother became very happy after hearing about the news. I never thought of getting a private car while I struggle meeting the basic needs of my family. Thanks to Marcel for keeping its commitment.”
Phulpur Police Station’s Sub Inspector Sumon Mia, Marcel’s Area Manager for Mymensingh Zone Mozammel Haque, Khan Motors and Electronics’ Proprietor, Ayub Khan and some other local people also attended the programme.
Dhaka, May 28 (UNB)- Following a loss making streak because of the merger and intense competition, Robi turned a corner by registering 11.5 crore taka profit in the first quarter of 2019.
Creation of the largest 4.5G network of the country by the company is clearly giving credence to Robi’s image as the leading innovative digital brand.
However, due to the financial implications of implementing IFRS 16 by Robi in January 2019, the slim profit turned into a loss of 24.6 crore taka.
The slender profit margin and EBITDA growth (Without considering IFRS 16 implications) in the first quarter was driven by higher service revenue and cost optimization initiatives undertaken by the company. Besides, the strong data and VAS revenue growth indicate that the company’s journey towards digitalization is producing concrete results.
The company saw its revenue grow by 3.7% compared to the previous quarter reaching 1,829.1 crore taka. Compared to the same quarter last year, the revenue grew by 12.3%.
Compared to the previous quarter, Robi’s voice revenue grew by 0.6% and in relation to the same quarter last year, the voice revenue grew by 5.0%.
Robi’s subscriber base grew by 1% from last quarter to reach 4 crore 73 lakhs in Q1,’19, representing 29.6% of the subscriber market share in the industry. Compared to the same quarter last year, the subscriber base grew by 3.8% in this quarter. At end of Q1’19, 2 crore 90 lakhs subscribers were data users, representing 61.3% of its subscriber base.
Without considering the financial implications of implementing IFRS 16, Robi’s EBITDA stood at 531.7 crore taka in Q1,’19 with 29.1% margin. In terms of EBITDA margin growth in percentage point (pp), Robi’s EBITDA grew by 1.00 pp (without IFRS 16) compared to the previous quarter and by 11.0 pp (without IFRS 16) compared to the same quarter last year. Considering IFRS 16 implications, Robi’s EBITDA stood at 714.8 crore taka.
Robi made capex investment of 304.8 crore taka in Q1,’19 to further expand its 4.5G network. As of now, the company has taken a commanding lead in creating the largest 4.5G network of the country by on-airing 7,878 4.5G sites. The total capex investment made by the company since its inception reached 23,450 crore taka in this quarter; during this period, Robi has paid a paltry 290 crore taka to its shareholders in the form of dividend.
With 654.1 crore taka payment to the Government exchequer, Robi’s total payment to the Government exchequer since its inception reached 24,510 crore taka in this quarter.
Commenting on the financial performance of the company, Robi’s Managing Director and CEO Mahtab Uddin Ahmed said: “We are happy to see the company edging above the break- even point following the tough financial situations caused by the merger and intense market competition. The bold decision to go on the offense in the 4.5G market along with a plethora of digital lifestyle initiatives over the recent past are beginning to deliver.
The continuation of the overwhelming response from customers with regards to porting in to our network using the MNP facility only proves that Robi is standing out in the market as an innovative digital brand. However, much remains to be done in addressing the imbalanced market competition landscape that stymies our growth.”
N.B.# Robi has implemented IFRS 16 in January 2019. Due to this, the EBITDA and profit figures have been impacted. In order to avoid confusion, we have provided both the figures in the press release. The comparison of financial figures reflects the financial figures of pre- IFRS 16 implementation.
Dhaka, May 28 (UNB)- Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited (IBBL) held a discussion on “Siam, Taqwa, Sadaqah and Waqf” and a iftar mahfil for its officers and employees of head office and Islami Bank Training & Research Academy (IBTRA) on Monday at the auditorium of Institution of Diploma Engineers, Bangladesh.
Professor Md Nazmul Hassan PhD, chairman of the bank and Mohammed Monirul Moula, Additional Managing Director were present as chief guest and special guest respectively at the programme chaired by Md Mahbub ul Alam, Managing Director and CEO of the bank.
Abu Reza Md Yeahia, Deputy Managing Director addressed the welcome speech where Md Shamsuddoha, Senior Vice President of the Bank, Taher Ahmed Chodhury and Hasne Alam, Deputy Managing Directors, top executives and employees of head office and IBTRA were present.
Dhaka, May 27 (UNB)-A women entrepreneur - Tania Mesbah, won a brand new car by purchasing a 49-inch LED television of Walton under Eid offer of its nationwide ongoing digital campaign season 4.
Attending as the chief guest, Parliament Member for Dhaka-17, Akbar Hossain Khan Pathan, who is popularly known as film actor Faruk, handed over the new car to Tania at a programme organised by Walton Plaza at Mirpur Kachukhet area on Sunday.
Walton Group’s Executive Directors Eva Rezwana, SM Zahid Hasan, Humayun Kabir and Mohammad Rayhan, TV Product Manager Tanvir Mahmud Shuvo, TV Service Development Dept’s Coordinator Maruf Hasan, Media Adviser Enayet Ferdous, Programmes Coordinator SK Tofazzal Hossain Sohel also attended the programme.
Under this Eid offer, Tania, who also run a clothing shop -Anika Boutiqors in Mirpur, purchased TK 49,900 worth 49-inch LED TV at a down payment of TK 10,000 from Kachukhet’s Walton Plaza.
Later, she registered the TV through sending SMS with name, product’s barcode and other details from her personal mobile phone number. Then, she got a return message from Walton with the news of getting a brand new car on the registration of her newly purchased TV.
While expressing her reaction, Tania said, “Getting a new car on the purchase of TV is unimaginable! I have a dream of becoming a successful women entrepreneur through expanding my present business. To run the business smoothly, I intended to buy a private car at the end of the current year. But how lucky I am! I got a brand new private car by just buying Walton TV. This Eid will be my best ever Eid. Thanks to Walton authorities for the initiative.”