PV Desk : Bangabandhu-1 Satellite is to establish Bangladesh’s own stake on the space opening up enormous opportunities providing three types of advantages involving fields of field of information and communication technology (ICT) and broadcasting industry alongside brightening Bangladesh image.
Experts and officials said the country’s first geostationary communication satellite will firstly help expansion of internet and telecommunication services in remote and rugged areas which still remained beyond the coverage.
The satellite would expand the country’s capacity in weather forecasting and monitoring to face natural disasters from its location at the 119.1 east geostationary slot, covering as well all the SAARC countries and Indonesia, the Philippines, Myanmar, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkestan and a part of Kazakhstan.
In the event of unexpected disasters Bangladesh’s existing telecommunication systems may collapse when satellite network can play an important role in ensuring uninterrupted telecommunication services throughout the country.
Thirdly Bangladesh could earn a huge foreign currency by selling satellite’s transponder to other countries while it now needs to spend a huge amount of money for the service from others satellite specially for the broadcasting industry.
The experts said, moreover, Bangabandhu-I would appear as a crucial tool in ensuring further the national security.