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Internet users may face slow connection on January 31

| Updated: January 25, 2021 14:47:08

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Internet users may face slow connection on January 31

Internet users in Bangladesh may face slow connection early on January 31 due to repair work on the second submarine cable.

The repair work on the cable will continue for four hours from 2:00 am, Bangladesh Submarine Cable Company Ltd (BSCCL) said citing the SU-ME-WE-5 Consortium’s maintenance schedule, reports bdnews24.com.

All the circuits at Kuakata Landing Station will be off during the repair, the BSCCL said in a notice on Sunday.

The circuits of the first submarine cable and International Terrestrial Cable (ITC) operators will be working at the time, but the users may face slow connection, the BSCCL said.

Almost half the 1,700 Gbps bandwidth in use in Bangladesh comes through the second submarine cable, according to internet service providers.

Bangladesh got connected to the first submarine cable in 2005 and to the second in 2017 through the landing station at Kolapara in Patuakhali.

Bangladesh receives 1,500 gigabits per second (gbps) of bandwidth from the Southeast Asia-Middle East-Western Europe International Consortium Submarine Cable (SEA-ME-WE-5) through the landing station.

Besides the submarine cables, Bangladesh is connected to the World Wide Web through six ITCs.

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