Bangladesh has been connected to the second submarine cable at Kuakata Submarine Cable Landing Station.

With this, the country will get an additional bandwidth of more than 1,500 GB, according to Bangladesh Submarine Cable Company Limited (BSCCL).

“The link was officially set up at a meeting of the SEA-ME-WE-5 (South East Asia-Middle East-Western Europe 5) in Istanbul, Turkey on Tuesday,” said BSCCL acting managing director Abdus Salam Khan.

The test transmission has started but it will be available commercially once the transmission link from Dhaka to Kuakata landing station is completed, he said.

Seventeen countries of South Asia, South-East Asia, Africa and Europe are getting connected to SEA-ME-WE-5 under one consortium.

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