Internet service across the country is likely to be slow for around eight hours on Friday as the authorities will transfer the connection of an underground route to another.
The alternative route has been set up due to road development work from the Cox’s Bazar landing station of SEA-ME-WE-4 submarine cable to its beach manhole, according to Bangladesh Submarine Cable Company Limited (BSCCL).The route replacement of the first submarine cable will be done from 2:30pm to 10:00pm on Friday. The service of this cable will remain completely closed during this time, added the release.
The second submarine cable and the six International Terrestrial Cable or ITC lines will remain operational.
Bangladesh connected to the first submarine cable in 2005 and to the second in 2017 through the landing station at Kolapara in Patuakhali.
It receives 1,700 gigabits per second or Gbps of bandwidth through the submarine cables.