Located in south Asia, Bangladesh is the world’s eighth most populous country with a total population of over 166 million. Sharing land borders with India and Myanmar, Bangladesh is regarded as a developing country and one of the next eleven emerging markets. The economy is mixed but depends heavily on agriculture although other key sectors include textiles, pharmaceuticals, shipbuilding, steel, electronics, energy, construction materials and chemicals. Agriculture employs around 45% of the workforce and more Bangladeshis earn a living from agriculture than any other sector.
Growth in Telecommunications
Bangladesh has seen a growth in mobile broadband in recent times. However, with 80% of people living in rural areas and much of the availability in urban regions, there is a great challenge to connect communities away from towns and cities. In 2017, the government started an initiative called Connected Bangladesh which aims to establish an ICT network to remote areas. However, this will touch some but not all of the unserved regions of the country.
Internet penetration stands at just over 48% in Bangladesh and growth in the use of the Internet will be heavily reliant upon mobile broadband as fixed line penetration is low. Some slow growth is expected in the mobile broadband market over the next few years but this is still in the early stages.
The present connectivity situation in Bangladesh lends itself to satellite. A large country with a huge amount of the population living in rural areas, reaching these people via terrestrial means will be an enormous challenge. Rollout of cable or fibre is cost prohibitive and the construction of cell towers for mobile broadband is also expensive and the network can be challenging to maintain.
BusinessCom Services in Bangladesh
In order to expand mobile networks into rural Bangladesh to offer voice and data services, BusinessCom networks offer a comprehensive rural mobile networks solution is completely turn-key and fully managed for rural mobile networks. The solution also offers a very fast return on investment. Utilising easy to deploy, highly scalable and cost effective VSAT technology, the solution offers low-cost cellular voice, SMS and data services anywhere across Bangladesh. The solution works with all GSM phones and grows as your business does.
The cost effective nature of the solution also means that savings can be passed on to the user, making it affordable for them and therefore a sustainable business model. We offer packages that are as low as $2 to $3 income per subscriber. The rural mobile network solution costs just 10% of the cost of traditional infrastructure installations and is completely independent from local infrastructure.
The benefits that the rural mobile network solution can bring to rural Bangladesh are immeasurable. Through access to mobile broadband, people can get onto the global network and find information on health, education, e-commerce, online banking and mobile money. The power of broadband is transformative and will empower rural communities, enabling them to become more prosperous. BusinessCom is completely dedicated to making access to broadband easier and cost-effective so that the Bangladeshi population can transform their lives through connectivity.
Key differentiators of BusinessCom VSAT services in Bangladesh are:
- Broadband Internet access
- Toll quality VoIP and Videoconferencing with CIR
- Reliable SLA through FDMA and D-TDMA
- Star, Mesh and hybrid Star/Mesh topology networks
- Full support of accelerated VPN, CITRIX, ERM and other business applications
- Highly secure operation with optional AES embedded encryption
- Global C-Band coverage and sub-Sahara Ku-Band
- Landing at top tier redundant IP facilities in Western Europe and United States
- Sentinel-based QoS, bandwidth management and optimization platform