May 13, 2021, 9:30 pm

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2021-04-22 09:07:12 BdST

Police set up wireless communication using satellite for the first time

Police have established a wireless communication system using VSAT through Bangabandhu satellite for the first time in Bangladesh.

This initiative has opened a new horizon in wireless communication, connecting Bhasan Char Police Station and Rohingya Camp directly with Dhaka and other police units from Wednesday.

VSAT, a very small aperture terminal, is a small-sized two-way ground station that transmits and receives data, voice and video signals over a satellite communication network, excluding broadcast television.

“Thanks to the wireless communication system, remote Bhasan Char Police Station and Rohingya Camp will able to communicate with other parts of the country easily and without any obstruction in case of any natural calamity including cyclone,” said AIG (Media) of Police Headquarters Md Sohel Rana.

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal formally opened the newly-built Bhasan Char Police Station in the remote island under Hatiya upazila of Noakhali on January 19 this year to ensure the overall law and order situation.

The government invested more than $350 million to develop the 13,000 acres island and to provide all modern amenities for the Rohingyas.

The government plans to shift some 100,000 Rohingyas to Bhasan Char in phases. Currently, several thousand of them are living there.

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