By BDNews24

Bangladesh will be connected with the second submarine cable SEA-ME-WE-5 (South East Asia-Middle East-Western Europe 5) by the first quarter of 2016, which will help the country get an additional bandwidth of 1400 Gbps, officials said.

Posts and Telecommunications Secretary Abu Baker Siddique told bdnes24.com: “The construction works of the submarine cable landing station at Kuakata in Patuakhali district are on progress. Bangladesh is going to be connected with second submarine cable by the first quarter of 2016.”

Monwar Hossain, Managing Director of Bangladesh Submarine Cable Company Limited, said the country was currently consuming only 40 Gbps while the capacity of the cable was 200 Gbps.

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