A country with a population of more than 160 million, Bangladesh commenced its journey towards a digital age in 2009. While the government holds the credit for initiating the shift towards a tech-enabled Bangladesh, it is the private sector that has built a definitive structure out of the basic foundation provided by the government.
Beximco Group is one of the premier flagbearers of Bangladesh’s digital age. Founded by Salman F Rahman and his brother Sohail F Rahman, Beximco Group is one of the largest and oldest conglomerates in Bangladesh and has made great contributions in providing stability to the country’s economy.
Bangladesh Online (BOL) symbolizes the most reliable Internet & Data Communication Services in the country provided by the IT Division of BEXIMCO, has emerged as a pioneer in the ICT sector of Bangladesh. The company works with the aim of benefitting and adding value to the commonwealth of the country. Equally valuing the citizens, the employees and the customers, BOL has carved out a niche for itself.
Bangladesh Online (BOL) has been a leading provider of internet services, as well as developing software and systems integration services. The company believes in working collaboratively with its customers by understanding and promptly addressing to their needs, along with providing them with scalable and cost-effective tech solutions.
BEXIMCO Group is currently working towards implementing citizen-centric tech initiatives which touch the healthcare and agriculture sectors at the grass root level. In a bid to provide urban as well as rural television users a seamless viewing experience, BEXIMCO has also acquired the license to Direct-to-Home (DTH) services from the government, becoming the only company besides Buyer Media Limited to do so.
According to Beximco Group’s Vice-Chairman Salman F Rahman, Beximco Communications Limited (the first DTH Service Provider in Bangladesh) will be greatly benefitted by the recent launch of Bangabandhu Satellite-1 (BS-1). Rahman expects Beximco Communications Limited to soar to new heights as the communications and broadcasting scenario in Bangladesh improves with BS-1. “Cable operators used to conduct a monopoly in the broadcast business. However, with the launch of BS-1, that would become a thing of the past soon. Our DTH services will not only enhance the viewing experience; it would also make global TV entertainment more accessible,” says Salman F Rahman.
The ideology that drives the ‘Digital Bangladesh’ campaign led by the government remains striking the right balance between growth and equity in the country. BEXIMCO’s operations conform to the visage envisioned by the country’s government.
In the last decade, Bangladesh has shown the world that it is capable of running a digitalization campaign of its own. With private sector conglomerates like Beximco stepping in, the ICT industry currently stands at $700 million and continues to grow.
The public sectors as well as the private sector in Bangladesh have realized that developing the ICT is the key to the digital development of Bangladesh. Creating opportunities and exploring possibilities at every step, Beximco Group continues to lead the way.