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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

High-speed internet for digital learning | The Daily Star

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN HIGHER EDUCATION - PRIVATE UNIVERSITY OF THE FUTURE

"To realise the full potential of digital technologies high-speed internet is a basic requirement" continues The Daily Star.


According to a recent report of speedtest.net Bangladesh is ranked 120th among 122 countries in terms of mobile internet speed while the country stands at 78 among 133 countries in terms of broadband speed. This connectivity gap is seriously impeding digital learning in the country.  

To address this gap currently the government is implementing a project named BdREN (Bangladesh Research and Education Network) under Higher Education Quality Enhancement Project (HEQEP) with assistance from World Bank. It is a high-speed data-communications network that is dedicated to meeting the needs of the academic and research communities of both public and private sectors by bringing together institutions, scholars and libraries across the world. Educational institutions have to pay a certain amount of money to buy bandwidth from this high-speed network.
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Source: The Daily Star


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