Grameenphone has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with North South University and Brac University to take “Internet of Things” (IoT) initiative a step further.
IoT is the network of physical devices, vehicles, home appliances and other items embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators, and network connectivity which enable these objects to connect and exchange data to enhance the users’ lifestyle.
The MoU will allow faculty members and students of the two universities to become familiar with practical, global standard and up-to-date IoT endeavours being conducted by GP and can contribute to their advanced learning and research, the private mobile operator said in a statement on Thursday.
The MoU was signed by Quazi Mohammad Shahed, GP’s chief human resources officer, Dr Arshad M Chowdhury, dean, School of Engineering and Physical Sciences at NSU, and Dr Ansar Ahmed, pro vice-chancellor of Brac University.
Dr Nova Ahmed and Dr Mahdy Rahman Chowdhury from NSU and Dr Md Abdul Mottalib and Dr Hossain Arif from Brac University were also present there.
Grameenphone, a part of the Telenor Group, is a leading telecommunications service provider in Bangladesh with more than 63 million subscribers.