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GP to digitize lives with internet of things (IoT)

  • Published at 12:05 am March 20th, 2019
State Minister for ICT A촀 airs Zunaid Ahmed Palak, inaugurates GP’s internet of things (IoT) digital service at the inaugural day of BASIS SoftExpo in Dhaka on Tuesday Courtesy

The launch of Grameenphone IoT marks Grameenphone’s commitment towards the future of Digital Bangladesh

The first day of BASIS Softexpo 2019 at BICC marked the launch of Grameenphone IoT, the next step towards digitization in Bangladesh.

The launch was attended by Minister of State for ICT Division Zunaid Ahmed Palak, BASIS President Syed Almas Kabir, Deputy CEO and CMO of Grameenphone Yasir Azman and Chief Business Officer Mahmud Hossain, according to a press release.

Among others present at the event were Lars Thomsen Head of IoT of Telenor Group, Mahboob Zaman Managing Director of Datasoft Bangladesh Limited; M Jahangir Alam Group CEO of Bangla Trac and Minhaz Khan Managing Director of Inovace Technologies.

The launch of Grameenphone IoT marks Grameenphone’s commitment towards the future of Digital Bangladesh. This initiation will transform the way we function both at home and at work.

Deputy CEO and CMO of Grameenphone Yasir Azman stated, “With the vision of empowering societies, Grameenphone aims to improve lives, empower people and digitalize businesses through IoT, by collaborating and co-creating with local partners, start-ups and government organizations. As a progressive nation Bangladesh embraces technology and we will see the benefit of IoT and AI coming together; bringing greater efficiency and prosperity in our individual lives and enterprises through high speed connectivity and agility.”

During this initiation, Grameenphone introduced a range of IoT products and services catering to B2C, B2B and B2G requirements. 

Grameenphone launched a “Smart Home” solution with Datasoft Bangladesh Limited, which will allow customers to control home appliances and ensure home safety. The “Smart Home Starter Kit” will start at Tk7,999 and comprises of motion, smoke, gas and water leakage sensors.

Grameenphone also launched the “SEEMO Smart Security” solution with Bangla-Trac Communications Limited through which customers can monitor, listen in on and talk back through the smart indoor cameras or a smart doorbell, from their smartphone.

The service also includes seven days of recording storage on the cloud. The smart camera will cost Tk2,999, while the smart doorbell will cost Tk7,999, in addition to a 4G router at Tk4,999.

Additionally, Grameenphone announced a number of business products, such as “Smart Attendance” for schools and offices, Industrial IoT solutions for factories and Smart Metering solutions for electricity, water and gas utilities.