The government mobile operator Teletalk Bangladesh Limited will provide internet bandwidth at a nominal price to the students of the public and private universities of the country to continue their online education.
Students of all universities in the country using BDREN platform run by UGC will get this facility.
42 public and 68 private universities are using the BDREN platform. Students can attend classes online through Zoom application. For this the students must be covered by the Teletalk network.
This facility can be availed in exchange of recharge of 100 taka per month. The recharge amount will be credited to his original account. This amount can be spent on voice calls and data. Unspent amount will be added to next recharge.
However, if the recharge is below 100 rupees and the SIM does not have minimum data, this benefit cannot be enjoyed.
On July 21, 2020, Teletalk Bangladesh Limited sent a letter to all mobile operators. Teletalk has given a letter of consent on 28th August 2020 in response to BDREN's call.
In the letter, Teletalk said that it feels lucky to be involved in this great initiative of BDIREN in this national crisis. Teletalk feels that through this initiative a large section of students will come under their network during online classes.
During the corona epidemic, this initiative to keep the online education program of students running at the university level is very timely.
He thanked the Ministry of Education, Department of Posts and Telecommunications and Teletalk Bangladesh Limited for coming forward with the initiative of providing internet bandwidth at nominal cost.
The UGC Chairman thanked the Education Minister and the Telecommunication Minister for taking effective measures to provide free internet bandwidth to the students to keep the higher education program running.
The Education Minister recently expressed hope that measures would be taken by the first week of September so that students can get access to digital devices and internet facilities at low cost.