Capacity of the country’s lone submarine cable has been raised at 85 gigabyte per second from 40 gigabytes helping expansion of Internet across the country, said officials.
But the Internet providers and users demanded backup of the lone submarine cable instead of additional bandwidth for uninterrupted connectivity with the world.
“The capacity of the undersea cable has been upgraded to 85 gigabytes in last week and it is expected to cross 200 gigabits by September this year,” Monwar Hossain, Managing Director of Bangladesh Submarine Cable Company Limited (BSCCL), told BSS today.
He said the government would earn money using the additional bandwidth in many ways after ensuring the necessity to attain the goal of digital Bangladesh.
Monwar, however, informed that the increased capacity of the submarine cable is yet to utilize fully due to lack of up- gradated backhaul cable connection from the landing station in Cox’s Bazar.
The country is now using a total of 26 gigabytes bandwidth and state owned Bangladesh Telecommunications Company Limited (BTCL) transports the bandwidth from the landing station in Cox’s Bazar.
The BTCL currently has earned Taka 19 crore through the backhaul link, and the amount could be increased at Taka 32 crore within the next two years as the number of data and voice traffic is increasing. —BSS