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Bangladesh submarine cable: Bandwidth to be sold to Asian nations

Staff Writer |
Bangladesh is building a link to sell 100 GB/s bandwidth to Myanmar, Cambodia and Vietnam, and talks are on with India to connect Bhutan to a 2.5 GB/s line.

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Bangladesh Submarine Cable Company Limited (BSCCL) MD Md Monwar Hossain said a link was bring built with Myanmar through which the three Southeast Asian nations would use 100 GB/s bandwidth from the submarine cable SEA-ME-WE-4 (South East Asia-Middle East-Western Europe 4).

Myanmar is nearest from the cable, he said.

Once connected, these three countries will become the biggest market for Bangladeshi bandwidth, he said.

Bangladesh gets 300 GB/s bandwidth from the 19,000km long SEA-ME-WE-4 cable that connects a large area along the southern edge of the continent. It lands in Bangladesh at Coxs Bazar.

Only 220 GB/s of this cables bandwidth is being used here, and the rest of the 440 GB/s national demand is met by six international terrestrial cable companies who import it from India.

Meanwhile Bangladesh exports 10 GB/s bandwidth to Tripura.

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