Dhaka, Mar 30 (UNB) – The Post & Telecommunication Division has submitted a proposal to the Cabinet Economic Affairs Committee seeking approval of its March 2014 proposal for a project to connect the nation to a second submarine cable, known as SEA-ME-WE 5.

The SEA-ME-WE 5 will feature state-of-the-art 100G technology and Bangladesh will obtain 1300Gbps capacity in its internet service.

An international consortium comprising 17 countries has been implementing the Southeast Asia-Middle East – Western Europe 5 Cable System project as an alternative and also supplementary to the existing SEA-ME-WE 4

The cable landing station will be located in Kuakata of Patuakhali district.

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