Biman Bangladesh Airlines supercharges connectivity with SITA connect ahead of ambitious growth plans

Published: Monday, July 31, 2023

Dhaka, Bangladesh—Biman Bangladesh Airlines Ltd. (BG) has partnered with SITA to adopt a suite of state-of-the-art connectivity solutions that will increase network speeds, optimize the airline’s operations, and reduce expansion costs.

SITA said SITA Connect Go, its new Secure SD-WAN (Software-Defined Wide Area Network) solution designed specifically for the air transport industry, will be used by BG.

Using this suite of solutions will empower the airline with an increased bandwidth of up to 600%, enabling unrivaled speed, flexibility, and agility to connect quickly and securely to applications and systems at their town and airport offices.

These enhancements have been extended to BG at no additional cost demonstrating a reduction in total cost ownership as BG expands its network, SITA noted.

The deployment will improve the airline’s performance by giving the IT operations team a granular view and full visibility into their network usage and application performance. This will enable better decision-making and critical business application performance. It is all managed through a centralized platform that simplifies network management and orchestration.

The deal comes as SITA and BG celebrate 50 years of partnership and will future-proof the airline’s operations for planned growth, ensuring BG is ready to embrace a hybrid cloud environment in the future and add new applications as and when they need to.

“We’re thrilled to commemorate a 50-year partnership with Biman Bangladesh Airlines Ltd. and provide the latest cutting-edge connectivity solutions that will be the foundations for their next growth chapter. Connectivity is the backbone of our industry, and smart, efficient, and agile technology operations will be the defining factor for success in this next era of air transport. We’re excited to support BG in their ambitious plans and look forward to many more years of powerful collaboration,” said Sumesh Patel, President, Asia Pacific, SITA.

Shafiul Azim of Biman Bangladesh Airlines Ltd., MD & CEO of BG, described SITA as an “effective and trusted technology partner of the airline for half-a-century, saying, “Ensuring our airline’s applications and systems are optimized is critical. With SITA Connect, we can infuse our entire operation with lightning-fast and secure connections that can be adapted over time as we scale. We’re delighted about the planned growth from 21 aircraft to 45 by 2030 and look forward to ensuring smooth and reliable air travel for passengers in the coming years.”