SANGSAD BHABAN, Posts, Telecommunications Minister Mustafa
Jabbar today informed the Jatiya Sangsad (JS) that the Bangabandhu Satellite1 (BS1) has
created an opportunity of earning foreign currency by selling the satellites transponder to other
Different government and private television channels are now being broadcasted through the
BS1. The telecommunication services will be reached to the countrys remote island areas within
the next six to nine months through the satellite, he said.
Jabbar was replying to a scripted question from treasury bench lawmaker Habiba Rahman Khan
tabled in the House with Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury in the chair.
Besides, initiatives have been taken to create a Telecommunication Network Backbone using
the BS1 to keep the important government offices connected during any natural calamities in the
country, he said.
The minister informed the House that implementation work of a project titled Cyber Threat and
Response is underway under the Department of Telecommunications to remove any
objectionable contents from social platforms like facebook, youtube and tweeter to protect the
children and youths from online and social media addiction.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)