Robi is going to provide Wi-Fi connectivity in Dhaka University (DU). A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed in this regard between Robi and DU on July 11 2015, Saturday.
Robi’s Chief Operating Officer (COO) Mahtab Uddin Ahmed and DU’s Treasurer Professor Dr. Kamal Uddin signed the MoU on behalf of their respective organization. The signing took place at DU’s Faculty of Business Studies. DU’s Vice Chancellor Professor Dr. A A M S Arefin Siddique was also present at the signing ceremony.
Robi will provide free data facilities at the residential halls of University of Dhaka tailored only for students who use Robi connection. Besides, the internet access will be customized and controlled strictly for educational purposes.
In addition, Robi will provide free data facilities through Wi-Fi in the buses used by student and the faculty members of DU. As per the MoU, Robi will provide the Wi-Fi connectivity within 15 months.
Speaking at the signing ceremony DU’s Vice Chancellor Professor Dr. A A M S Arefin Siddique thanked Robi for coming forward to provide Wi-Fi connectivity for the DU students. He felt that free internet connectivity through Wi-Fi at the residential halls and student buses will certainly enhance the standard of education at the prestigious university.
Commenting on the occasion Robi’s COO said that higher education has become internet based. Hence, it’s imperative that we provide the best minds of the country with the tools to access the treasure-trove of knowledge available on internet. Robi is truly humbled for getting the opportunity to provide Wi-Fi connectivity to the DU students. We would like to thank the DU authority for facilitating us to come forward with this project.
About Robi Axiata Ltd:
Robi Axiata Limited is a joint venture between Axiata Group Berhad, of Malaysia and NTT DoCoMo Inc., of Japan. Robi is the second largest mobile phone operator in Bangladesh in terms of revenue, with over 26 million subscribers, as of March 2015. Robi network provides nationwide coverage to nearly 99% of the population with more than 11,700 BTS and over 2,400 3.5G sites. Robi proudly claims to have the widest international roaming service in the market, connecting 600 operators across more than 200 countries. It is also the first operator to introduce GPRS and 3.5G services in Bangladesh. The Company has introduced many first of its kind digital services in the country and has invested heavily in taking mobile financial services to the underserved communities in the rural and semi-urban areas.