By The Times of India

Agartala: Bangladesh has agreed to India's proposal to connect Tripura with the international internet gateway (Southeast Asia-Middle East-Western Europe in fourth generation cable system) through Cox's Bazar, a top official of the state government said on Wednesday.

Referring to a communication received from the Union telecom ministry, the official said Bangladesh has agreed to the proposal in a bid to boost bilateral relations between the two countries and develop a strong telecom network in Southeast Asia.

According to the plan, the proposed network, an 18,800-km optical fibre submarine cable system, would be the primary internet backbone among Southeast Asia, Indian subcontinent, the Middle East and European countries.

The cable system would have landing points in Karachi, Mumbai, Chennai and Bangladesh.

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