Bangabandhu satellite connects local TVs
IT Live: Alongside providing feed to local television channels (TVs), Bangabandhu satellite-I (BS-I) is set to connect automated teller machines (ATM) to offer uninterrupted and secured banking services, said officials.
They said isolated parts of the country are also going to be connected with internet services using the bandwidth of the country’s first geostationary communication satellite which would complete one year of its launching on May 12.
Talking to BSS, Bangladesh Communication Satellite Company Limited (BCSCL) Chairman Dr Shahjahan Mahmood today said all local TVs will be connected by May 12 while trial run of ATMs is going on for the final demonstration during the celebration of the launching anniversary.
Replying to a query, the BCSCL chairman said BS-I will provide most secured service for ATM than fiber-based connection and “no scope is here of any information leakage”.
Besides, an initiative has also been taken to provide 3G and broadband internet connectivity using BS-I to the people of Hatia Island and other isolated parts in the country, added Dr Mahmood.
Officials said the anniversary day programme includes demonstration on online banking, online transaction, TV feeds, d2h and others. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is expected to grace the ceremony as chief guest. They said the BCSCL also plans to expand its business beyond the country.
Commenting on the cost, the BCSCL chairman said TVs would pay $ 2,000 per month which they were giving to the existing carrier. Each TV station requires 4 to 6 MHz frequency, he added.
Located at the 119.1 east geostationary slot, BS-I would cover the SAARC countries and Indonesia, the Philippines, Myanmar, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkestan and a part of Kazakhstan.
Dhaka, 27 April(campuslive24.com)//MI