Mr. Saifur Rahman Khan, Deputy General Manager, Teletalk Bangladesh Limited, conducted a webinar as the Resource Speaker on “The Territorial impact of Covid-19: Managing the Crisis and Recovery of Internet service in Bangladesh” on August 05, 2021, at 2:00 pm. The speaker shared his valuable experience on the comparison between supply of internet service and customer demand in the current context of Bangladesh. The respected speaker stated that, a good number of investors started business in a small scale by taking advantages of the E-commerce and F-commerce concept during the covid-19 pandemic situation. There are more than a thousand of E-commerce sites and 8,000 E-commerce pages on Facebook at present and it is increasing day by day. He also highlighted that about 55% of the students have devices to attend online classes and whereas only 45 percent of them have access to the internet facilities. Hence, there is a huge gap yet to be met in this arena. Eventually, ISPs would have to dig trenches and lay cable lines throughout the country to enable students to be connected to the online classes. The speaker portrayed a clear picture for students to understand the method of achieving a win/win situation for both - internet users and ISPs.
Mr. Obaidul Islam Sr., Associate Professor, Mr. Hamidul Islam, Senior Assistant Professor and Ms. Tamanna Nazneen, Lecturer of the Faculty of Business Administration were present in the webinar along with the students of their respective classes. Dr. Khandoker Sazzadul Karim, Head of the Marketing Department delivered a vote of thanks and presented a digital certificate of appreciation to the speaker for an insightful webinar. The webinar was organized and moderated by Mr. AKM Kamrul Haque, Senior Assistant Professor, Department of Marketing FBA AUB.