Redundancy of Bangladesh only Undersea Cable
Bangladesh connected to the world through an undersea cable, which opened in May last year, it has been seen very difficult by corrupt BTTB to keep connected. The dry portion of the cable snapped twice in August 2007.
Contrast this with Sri Lanka and Pakistan, which have had problems only once each in the past five years. Redundancy is a key question for Bangladesh and BTTB.
Telecommunication with 22 countries and internet service were hampered for seven hours from 10:00pm last Wednesday as criminals cut submarine cable here.
A police patrol team caught three people red handed while they were stealing optical fibre wire from two feet below the ground at Uttar Harbang in Chakoria upazila.
The submarine optical fibre line, opened in May last year, was brought up to Chittagong under the seabed from Cox’s Bazar for better telecommunications and internet services.