Bangladesh to connect with 3rd submarine cable

17 Jan 2019, 09:39

NTV Online
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Dhaka: The government has decided to connect Bangladesh with another submarine cable, its third, in order to cope with its burgeoning tech-savvy population’s hunger for data consumption, according to Post, Telecommunications and Information Technology Minister Mustafa Jabbar, reports the UNB.

Jabbar, now a two-time technocrat minister, said this in his Chief Guest’s address for the VoLTE trial run programme at mobile phone operator Robi’s Corporate Office located in Gulshan.

The minister also revealed that currently the country’s total bandwidth consumption is about 950 Gbps,  and increasing rapidly. At this stage there can be no looking back for a country such as Bangladesh when it comes to

Bangladesh was connected with its first submarine cable (SEA-ME-WE-4) in 2006 and with the second submarine cable in 2017.

Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) acting chairman Md Jahurul Haque was also present as a special guest.