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VOL 23 NO 54 REGD NO DA 1589 | Dhaka, Monday, January 4 2016
Posted : 04 Jan, 2016 20:11:26 AA-A+
Bandwidth export to India from next week
Bandwidth export to India from next week

Bangladesh is set to start transmission of bandwidth export formally to India next week this month in line with a bilateral deal struck earlier this year. It will pave the way to earn over Taka 90 million annually, said officials.

"The formal export of the bandwidth will begin in any day of the next week" to Tripura through the northeastern Akhaura-Agartala frontier, state-run Bangladesh Submarine Cable Company Limited (BSCCL) Managing Director Monwar Hossain said on Monday.

BSCCL officials earlier said the two neighbours set up structural links for bandwidth transmission on November 16 connecting BTCL's optical fibre at zero point on the border. But, the trial transmission was delayed as India could not complete technical preparations to receive the bandwidth, they said.

BSCCL is now transmitting 200 mbps bandwidth transmission on trial basis since the first week of December last year overcoming all the technical glitches.

During Indian Prime Minister Norendra Modi's visit to Bangladesh, the state-owned BSCCL struck a deal with Indian state-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) for exporting bandwidth.

Besides, Bangladesh will be connected with second undersea cable by 2016 to get another 1300 gbps bandwidth.  Since the lifetime of Bangladesh's submarine cable will end within the next 12 years, there is no other alternative to exporting bandwidth, according to BSS. -Mithun

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