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.
Any unauthorised use or reproduction of bdnews24.com content for commercial purposes is strictly prohibited and constitutes copyright infringement liable to legal action.
- Apple drives further into Facebook, Snap territory with video app
- Twitter suspended more than 636,000 accounts since 2015 to tackle extremism
- G20 to jointly fight bank sector hacking
- US charges Russian spies, hackers in massive Yahoo hack
- Justice Department to announce indictments in massive Yahoo hack: source
- Intel's $15bn purchase of Mobileye shakes up driverless car sector
- Smart condo conundrum: Talk to appliances, or text them?
- Tech workers find communal living a solution for high rents
- WikiLeaks offers CIA hacking tools to tech companies: Assange
- Technology is now at root of almost all serious crime: Europol
- Hardline Muslim group demand removal of Bangabandhu statue in Kolkata
- Assailant shot, at least a dozen injured in incident at UK parliament
- Sheikh Hasina's India visit: What's new in Dhaka, Delhi defence tie?
- Customs seize Moosa bin Shamsher's car
- Ready to execute Mufti Hannan after receiving government order, says IG Prisons
- Moosa’s son accuses government of ‘taking dignity away from people’
- Sonali Bank gets Bangladesh Bank nod to start PayPal services
- HuJI leader Mufti Hannan might seek presidential clemency, say jail authorities
- Shakib overtakes Ashwin for top Test allrounders spot after Bangladesh’s Colombo triumph
- Bangladesh warns of huge terrorist influx into India, says Times of India