By Greenwatch Dhaka
October 17, 2017

Maintenance work of country’s first international submarine cable has been shifted to October 22, but the overhauling would not pose any internet disruption, said officials.

“Now the maintenance work would begin on October 22 and run for the next three days,” Bangladesh Submarine Cable Company Limited (BSCCL) Managing Director Mashiur Rahman told BSS yesterday.

He said there is no possibility of internet disruption during the repair work as Bangladesh has already been connected with its second undersea cable SE-ME-WE-5.

“We’ve arranged the alternative transit for IIGs (International Internet Gateways) while the IPLCs (International Private Leased Circuits) have secured bandwidth from second submarine cable,” revealed Mashiur.

The BSCCL managing director, however, said some sites may face slow traffic for using alternative routes during the repair.

The submarine cable SEA-ME-WE-4, a consortium of 16 telecommunications companies, was scheduled to start the overhauling work under the Bay of Bengal on October 6 for three days for the first time of the cable’s 12-year history, but it has been rescheduled due to necessary preparation.

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