Intel Corporation has launched World Ahead Program in collaboration with the government of Bangladesh. The programe includes education initiatives also in effort to provide people in developing countries with the benefits of better, faster access to ICT.
Intel has partnered with Grameen Solutions to promote economic and social development through ICT and to create affordable technology solutions for ordinary people. Under the terms of the agreement, Intel and Grameen Solutions will jointly promote and support digital inclusion projects across Bangladesh to improve education, connectivity and access to technology and localized Internet content and software applications. Together they will deploy a PC ownership program that will offer low-cost PCs on easy monthly installments and will launch a project to set up telecenters across the country. The telecenters will enable employment opportunities for rural citizens to offer services such as Internet access, photocopying, printing and PC usage for e-government and e-commerce services. The centers will be financed through micro-loans. Intel and Grameen plan to collaborate through public and private partnerships on the deployment of WiMAX technology.