Dhaka, April 7 (UNB)- A five-day special event titled ‘Advancing Digital Bangladesh, 2019’ organised by Huawei, a leading global ICT solutions provider, started at their Customer Solution Innovation and Integration Experience Center (CSIC) in Gulshan on Sunday.
In order to showcase the cutting edge technological innovation and foster adequate preparation, the event has been designed especially for industry stakeholders so that the industry as well as Bangladesh move ahead and embrace next technological revolution.
This year’s theme of the event is "5G is On" which will be concluded on April 11.
The event will emphasize on the significant possibilities of 5G in Bangladesh and around the globe.
Jerry Wang, CTO of Huawei Technologies (Bangladesh) Limited said “5G is ON for the world, for Bangladesh. We are working here to digitalize every person, home and organisation for a fully connected, intelligent Bangladesh. Being one of the leaders of ICT solutions and equipment providers we feel our responsibility to talk about next technology so that our customers, partners as well as whole industry can have a good concept and equip themselves for a better tomorrow.”
The program has been designed for invited guests from different industries.
Dhaka, Apr 3 (UNB)- Huawei, world’s leading ICT solutions provider has announced 10 outstanding ICT talents from five renowned universities of the country.
The names of the selected students were declared at a programme - ‘Seeds for the future’ inaugurated by Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology Minister Mustafa Jabbar at Amari Dhaka Hotel in the city.
Mustafa Jabbar said such kind of activities will help the young talents to have the clear concept about ICT advancement so that they can contribute for the country.
“This kind of arrangement must be appreciated. Bangladesh is now going to become completely digital in very short time. I want to thank Huawei for being with us in this journey. Hopefully we can get 5G within 2021 to 2023. As an active partner, we are expecting Huawei to help us implement the ‘Vision 2021’ with their technology”, he said.
This year’s selected students were - Tasfia Zahin and Sarkar Snigdho Sarathi Das from Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET), Mayeesha Farzana and Koushik Kumar from Dhaka University (DU), Tasfia Seuti and Minhaz Bin Farukee from Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology (RUET), Atia Islam Ankhi and Jahedul Islam from Khulna University of Engineering and Technology (KUET), Monisha Dey and Kamrul Hasan from Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology (CUET).
The students will get a two-week long learning experience in Beijing and Shenzhen by the end of this April.
Li Guangjun, Economic and Commercial Counselor from the Embassy of China in Bangladesh was special guest of the event where Zhang Zhengjun, CEO of Huawei Technologies (Bangladesh) Ltd. was present.
San Francisco, Mar 27 (AP/UNB) — A mind-bending battle over some of the technology used in iPhones became even more muddled Tuesday when a federal trade agency handed separate victories to the embittered foes, Apple and Qualcomm.
On Tuesday, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued two decisions within a few hours of each other.
In one, Administrative Law Judge MaryJoan McNamara recommended blocking some iPhones from being imported into the U.S. after concluding Apple's best-selling device infringed on technology owned by mobile chip maker Qualcomm.
Then the full commission weighed in another case brought by Qualcomm, and overturned a ruling issued last September by another judge, Thomas Pender. Although Pender had concluded Apple's iPhones had violated another patent owned by Qualcomm, the ITC decided instead that Qualcomm's claim was invalid.
The full commission still has to review McNamara's decision, too. If it sides with McNamara, it's unclear whether it will also impose an import ban and, if so, which iPhone models would be affected.
The tangled developments are just the latest twist in a high-stakes dispute between Qualcomm and Apple over the rights to some of the technology that connects iPhones to the internet.
Qualcomm applauded McNamara's findings, while Apple cheered the commission for invalidating the other patent claim.
The battle between Qualcomm and Apple broke out more than two years ago after the U.S. Federal Trade Commission sued Qualcomm for allegedly using its portfolio of mobile technology patents to gouge smartphone makers and stifle competition in the chip market. A federal court judge in San Jose, California, is still mulling a decision in that case, two months after presiding over a trial.
Shortly after the FTC filed its case in 2017, Apple pounced with its own lawsuit accusing Qualcomm of trying to wring licensing fees for technology that it didn't really invent.
Apple subsequently stopped paying royalties to Qualcomm, further poisoning the two companies' relationship.
Qualcomm prevailed in another round of skirmishing when a federal court jury in San Diego decided Apple should pay $31 million in damages for making several different types of iPhones that violated Qualcomm patents. The bout is scheduled to resume April 15 at yet another federal court trial in San Diego.
Boston, Mar 26 (AP/UNB) — In a sophisticated targeted espionage operation, hackers infected tens of thousands of computers from the Taiwanese vendor ASUS with malicious software using the company's online automatic update service, security researchers reported Monday.
Kaspersky Lab said it detected 57,000 infections among customers of its antivirus software. It estimates that the exploit likely affected more than 1 million computers from the world's No. 5 computer company .
The malware was designed to open a "backdoor" for intruders in the infected machines, researchers said.
About 50 percent of the affected Kaspersky anti-virus software customers were in Russia, Germany and France, the company said . The U.S. accounted for less than 5 percent.
A Symantec spokeswoman said about 13,000 of its antivirus customers received the malicious updates.
The so-called supply-chain attack was first reported by the online news site Motherboard.
Kaspersky said the infected software was on ASUS's Live Update servers from June to November and was signed with legitimate certificates. It did not detect the malware until January, when new capabilities were added to its anti-virus software, the company said.
Kaspersky said its researchers determined that the malware was programmed for surgical espionage when they saw that it was designed to accept a second malware payload for specific computers based on unique identifiers of their network connections. It identified more than 600 computers programmed to receive the payload.
In a blog post and answers to emailed questions, the company said the nature of the second malware payload was unknown because the server that delivered it was no longer active.
Kaspersky said that while is too early to know who was behind the operation, it is consistent with a 2017 incident blamed by Microsoft on a Chinese state-backed group the company calls BARIUM.
ASUS did not immediately respond to two emailed requests seeking comment.
Dhaka, Mar 23 (UNB)— Smartphone brand Vivo released its long-awaited V15 model sporting a 32MP pop-up selfie camera in Bangladesh market.
The phone comes with a powerful triple rear camera set-up, stunning Ultra Full-View 6.53 inch display and a conventional fingerprint scanner on the back. This dual-SIM phone’s screen supports 1080x2340 pixels resolution.
Pre booking of V15 started on March 20 and will continue until March 26. Vivo is offering a gift box with pre booking while Grameenphone users are getting special data offer.
Chinese multinational mobile company Vivo announced V15 launch at an event at Radisson Blu hotel in Dhaka last week.
“The V15 is a clear example of our commitment in bringing immersive advanced products to consumers of all walks of life,” said Duke, the managing director of Vivo Bangladesh.
Vivo V15 is powered by a 2.1GHz Octa-core processor and comes with 6GB of RAM and 64 GB ROM. The phone supports an extended memory of up to 256 GB. It runs on Android Funtouch OS 9.
It sports a 32 megapixel pop up camera on the front for selfies. The phone is equipped with AI photography features including AI Face Beauty and AI Portrait Framing.
The phone packs a 24MP primary camera, a second 8MP camera and a third 5MP camera on the back. The rear camera setup has autofocus.
The all-new AI Super Night Mode makes shaky night shots a thing of the past. The phone allows users to take photos with stunning clarity and wider perspective.
Other key features of the phone are its powerful 4,000mAh battery and dual-engine fast charging. The phone will be available in Glamour Red and Topaz Blue for Tk 29,990.