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Bangabandhu-1 earns Tk 2.59 cr last fiscal year

Published : Wednesday, 6 November, 2019 at 12:00 AM  Count : 310
Shaikh Shahrukh

Bangabandhu-1 earns Tk 2.59 cr last fiscal year

Bangabandhu-1 earns Tk 2.59 cr last fiscal year


Satellite Bangabandhu-1 has reportedly earned Tk 2.59 crore in the last fiscal year providing services to mobile operators and other broadcasting agencies.
In a recent report to Telecom Division, Bangladesh Communication Satellite Company Limited (BCSCL) made the earning disclosure of last fiscal, according to official.
The earnings came from providing services to seven television channels and one mobile operator and four others broadcasting agencies.
"That (earnings) is very preparatory steps. We provided services at free of costs to our local agencies for first three months to promote local organization. That is a beginning of our own presence on space," Telecommunications Minister Mustafa Jabbar told the Daily Observer on Tuesday.
Minister Mustafa also expressed hoped that the 'real result' will come on end of the present FY 20-21.
According to the Telecom Division report, BCSCL counted Tk 17.99 crore to maintain operations of the satellite during this time..
After completing trial run, Satellite Bangandhu-1 started commercial services in May this year marking one year of hitting orbital with a promotional offer for local agencies for first three months.
Launched in May 2018, the total expenditure of the Bangabandhu Satellite 1 was Tk2, 000 crore and as per the project proposal, the cost will be recovered in eight years.
Meanwhile, all television channels have on-boarded with service in first week of October as Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the commercial transmission of local television channels through the country's first satellite.
The satellite was launched into the orbital slot at 119.1 degree east longitude. The slot was bought from Russian satellite company "Intersputnik" for $28 million in January 2015.
The satellite was launched into the orbital slot at 119.1 degree east longitude. The slot was bought from Russian satellite company "Intersputnik" for $28 million in January 2015.









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