BCSCL Teams Up with Thaicomm to Sell Bangabandhu-1 Services
The Bangladesh Communication Satellite Company Limited (BCSCL), operator of the recently launched Bangabandhu-1 communications satellite, has selected Thaicom, Thailand’s largest commercial satellite communications operator, to help BCSCL develop new markets and business for its satellite services. Under the multi-year consultancy service agreement, Thaicom will provide BCSCL comprehensive business and market development services for the Bangabandhu-1 satellite, the first ever Geostationary Orbit (GEO) satellite from Bangladesh, which was was successfully launched by SpaceX on May 11.
This contract is a next critical step in the national objective to narrow the digital divide and promote the digitalization process in Bangladesh. The satellite program will enable the country to fulfill its demand of satellite related services by itself and will introduce broadcasting and telecommunication services to rural areas of Bangladesh and other countries in Asia. The Bangabandhu-1 satellite will also support rescue operations in the aftermath of disasters.
“The Bangabandhu satellite system represents an opportunity for our Nation to provide advanced communications and broadcasting access including high-speed internet and Direct-to-Home (DTH) broadcasting services for both the citizens of Bangladesh and the people in other Asian countries in a cost-effective manner,” said BCSCL Managing Director Saiful Islam. “Our partnership with Thaicom demonstrates a key step in our commitment to increasing economic growth, and enhancing the quality of life for all Bangladeshi citizens through nationwide access to telecommunications,” he continued.