Robi Safenet keeps children safe on the internet

Auckland/Mumbai: January 29th, 2018 – Leading digital company, Robi, has once again revolutionised Bangladesh’s digital landscape by introducing Robi Safenet – a unique service that allows parents to protect their children from harmful content on the internet through filtering.

Robi Safenet uses intelligent risk detection algorithm to allow/ block specific sites that are inappropriate for children. The service also allows parents to control when their child can use the internet. This is particularly useful to ensure child’s complete focus on their studies. Besides, it allows custom blocking of non-listed app/ URLs that are harmful for children.

In order to subscribe to the service, Robi customers need to visit www.robisafenet.com. Once subscription is done successfully, the parents can add their child’s number to start protecting them from the negative aspects of internet. Subscription to this service is free till the end of February 2018.

 

Commenting on the launch of Safenet, Robi’s Chief Commercial Officer, Pradeep Shrivastava said: “Digital lifestyle is rapidly becoming mainstream in Bangladesh. The imminent launch of 4G service is expected to accelerate this encouraging trend by manifolds. While such changes certainly bodes well for the socio-economic and personal development, it potentially exposes our children to the harmful aspects of internet. As a responsible company, Robi has empowered the parents to ensure their child’s safety on the internet through Robi Safenet. We are confident that this unique service will emerge as the key tool to ensure proper mental growth of our children in the society.”

This service has been launched by Robi in partnership with Bypass Network Services Limited, New Zealand and Ekaga Futuristics Private Limited, India. For further details about the service, Robi customers can visit www.robisafenet.com.


 

About Robi Axiata Limited

Robi Axiata Limited (“Robi”) is a subsidiary company of the Asian telecom giant, Axiata Group Berhad based in Malaysia. Robi is the second largest mobile network operator in Bangladesh. Robi has introduced many first of its kind digital services in the country and has invested heavily to take its mobile network to the underserved communities even in the rural areas. Other shareholders in the entity are Bharti Airtel International (Singapore) Pte Ltd and NTT DOCOMO Inc.

 

About Bypass

Bypass creates technology for telecommunications marketing teams to differentiate their brand and increase revenue. Bypass provides filtering services which keep kids safe online and helps telecommunications service providers meet industry regulated compliance requirements.

 

About Ekaga

Ekaga Futuristics Private Limited has been setup to address the gap which withholds the latest global innovators to enter into the South Asian market. Ekaga brings in Service Innovation to help such global start-ups enter the market. Ekaga Futuristics Private Limited is a partner of Bypass Network Services Limited for their operations in South Asia.

Bypass to speak at SANOG28 & DESCON2016

IP geo-location issues were brought into mainstream discussion in New Zealand when Bypass & 15 telecommunications companies were served an injunction to stop operating the world’s first wholesale network level geo-location technology.

The countries two public TV broadcasters, the pay TV operator and the incumbent telecommunications provider worked in unison to shut down geo-unblocking for copyright reasons. This was despite overwhelming public opinion against their move, legal precedent for physical goods parallel importing and the right for the consumer to remove a technical prevention measure so they could watch out of regional zone DVDs.

Since then Bypass reinvented the technology to provide a safe kid experience, with some major differentiators which were developed when we had to figure out how to manage default hard coded DNS settings in an efficient manner. As a result, the managed kid safe app scales to support 10M+ users on a single basic off-the-shelf server, soon to be 3-4x this if R&D continues the way it’s going.

SANOG28 is being held at Trident, Bandra Kurla in Mumbai the first week of August. Bypass has been invited to present about geo-unblocking and explain how geolocation has evolved. For the first time in a public forum, Bypass will explain how the network transparently intercepted DNS to provide end users with an open Internet experience free from country based restrictions.

Then our CCO Matthew is heading up to Europe to provide the Keynote talk at the DesCon 2016 IoT Hackathon in Serbia. The Internet of Things, or IoT, has emerged as the next technology mega-trend. It refers to connecting to the Internet billions of everyday devices – ranging from fitness bracelets to industrial equipment.

 

DesCon HAckathon

This trend is occurring as the physical, and online worlds merge, opening up a host of new opportunities and challenges for companies, governments and consumers. Interesting enough all IoT devices use DNS so security in the home to see threats from devices regularly calling home is something the technology stack is capable of doing.

The theme for DesCon 2016 is #Fun #Alertness. In the future fashionable devices, wearables and garments will be a part of our daily lives, they will alert us to activities, provide warnings or alert us to useful information about our location. Teams of hackers will spend the weekend creating software to connect physical objects to the Internet in a new and interesting way using sensors, Arduino kits to build wearable fashion items and IoT devices capable of taking and measuring data both from the atmosphere and human bodies.

Matthew will be discussing the repercussions of IoT and how they apply across the business spectrum. The goal is participants will begin to understand how to think strategically about adapting existing business models, security and operations to take advantage of IoT.

Matthew’s secret weapon is innovation from a New Zealand wearable sensor company StretchSense who create wearable motion capture sensors  that measure stretch, pressure, bend, and shear.