Bangladesh to browse internet at slow speed for '15 more days'
Senior Correspondent bdnews24.com
Published: 2017-01-05 19:24:16.0 BdST Updated: 2017-01-05 19:57:23.0 BdST
Internet speed in Bangladesh will be slower than usual for the next 15 days because of damage to three vital cables.
The three were among the five cables that provide internet bandwidth in the subcontinent, said the Internet Service Provider Association of Bangladesh on Thursday.
"The speed issue will not be as bad but quality will suffer," said Sumon Ahmed Sabir, chief technology officer at Fiber@home Limited.
The fibre cables that were damaged are owned by India's Tata Communications and Bharati Airtel.
The daily usage of the internet in Bangladesh amounts to 400 Gbps. Of that, 120 Gbps are transferred via the Bangladesh Submarine Cable Company Limited (BSCCL).
The remaining 280 Gbps is imported from India.
More than 75 percent of the bandwidth is provided by International Terrestrial Cable (ITC), an alternative to submarine cables, said ISPAB.
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