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Fourth industrial revolution will be powered by 5G technology: Bangladesh telecom minister 

Mustafa Jabbar was speaking as the chief guest at a webinar titled 'Preparing Bangladesh for the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Digital Transformation in Innovation and Research' organized by World University on Friday night.

Dhaka — The Posts and Telecommunications Minister Mustafa Jabbar has described the 5G technology as the digital highway of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, saying that the 4th Industrial Revolution will depend on the 5G technology.

He said, ‘We are ready to build a digital highway of technology. We hope that the journey of 5G technology will start by 2021. ‘ The Minister for Posts and Telecommunications said that in view of the essential demand for foreign investment in the economic zones of the country, work has already started to provide 5G connections in five economic zones.

Mustafa Jabbar was speaking as the chief guest at a webinar titled ‘Preparing Bangladesh for the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Digital Transformation in Innovation and Research’ organized by World University on Friday night.

World University of Bangladesh (WUB) Vice-Chancellor Dr. Barrister Syed Saidul Haque Sumon, Legal Secretary of Bangladesh Awami Juba League, addressed the webinar presided over by Abdul Mannan Chowdhury.

The Minister of Posts and Telecommunications emphasized the need for innovation to ensure sustainable development, saying, “Through innovation, China is emerging as a major economic power in the world. So, we have no choice but to focus on innovation to meet the challenges of the future. ‘

Mustafa Jabbar, the inventor of the Bengali language in computers said that 75 % of the country’s young population needs to be developed as human resources through digital transformation in the education sector.

To this end, the work of creating human resources has to start from primary school. He also mentioned that starting digital education from the university will be a difficult task to create skilled human resources in the future.

The Minister for Posts and Telecommunications further said that in order to continue the digital transformation of primary and secondary, much attention should be paid to innovation and research at the higher education level.

Mustafa Jabbar also said, “The Fourth Industrial Revolution will be a boon for the developed world without driverless cars or without workers.” Because about 70 % of their population is elderly. The technology of the Fourth Industrial Revolution will fill their human resource deficit.”

Speakers at the event emphasized the need for more investment in innovation to meet the challenges of the future.

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