Commercial Agreement Signed Between BCSCL And AKASH DTH
Dhaka; July 29, 2019:
Bangladesh Communication Satellite Company Limited (BCSCL) and Beximco Communications Limited (BCL) has signed two separate commercial agreement on Satellite Transponder Service and Up-linking Service respectively.
Under the agreements, Beximco Communications will provide country’s first ever DTH service with brand name AKASH through the very first satellite of the nation- Bangabandhu Satellite 1.
The agreements were signed at an event held in BCSCL head office in the capital Dhaka today on July 29, 2019.
Shahriar Ahmed Chowdhury, Managing Director of BCSCL and D.S. Faisal Hyder, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Beximco Communications signed the agreement on behalf of respective parties.
BCSCL’s Chairman Dr. Shahjahan Mahmood, General Manager (Operations) Md. Taskinur Rahman and Assistant General Manager (Sales & Engineering) Bakhtiar Ahmed and Beximco Communications’ Chief Financial Officer Luthfor Rahman, Head of Technology Anowarul Azim and General Manager (Business Planning & Supply Chain) Mr. Zia Hasan Khan were present on the occasion.
Speaking at the Event, BCSCL Chairman Dr. Shahjahan Mahmood said, “Government wants the best use of technological advancement in the way of the country’s progress and peoples’ welfare. DTH service from the Bangabandhu Satellite-1 is the best example of that effort. We hope that Beximco Communications’ AKASH DTH can ensure continuous and quality service in customers level.”
BEXIMCO Communications CEO DS Faisal Hyder said, “Bangabandhu Satellite-1 is a big symbol of our national pride and achievement. We are committed to ensure quality DTH service from the satellite. We are also continuously trying to develop the service in different ways.”
Beximco Communications Limited brought to the nation the first ever world standard Direct to Home (DTH) service in Bangladesh under the brand name of AKASH in last May.
Although Bangladesh has a high TV penetration, the nation did not have the freedom to enjoy the perks of DTH technology so far. AKASH, the first & only legal DTH operator in the country, for the time being, aims at changing the game and taking the Pay TV industry of Bangladesh to a new era of excellence.
AKASH is now commercially available at authorized retails in 20 Districts – Dhaka, Mymensingh, Tangail, Kishoreganj, Narsingdi, Gazipur, Narayanganj, Manikganj, Cumilla, Noakhali, Feni, Cox's Bazar, Chattogram, Khagrachari, Rangamati, Sylhet, Moulvibazar, Habiganj, Brahmanbaria, Sunamganj.