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One-hour internet disruption before dawn on Friday

Technology Desk |
Update: 2024-04-18 17:55:07
One-hour internet disruption before dawn on Friday

Internet users will face partial interruptions for an hour from around 3am-4am on Friday due to maintenance work on the second submarine cable.

Maintenance work will be performed on the South East Asia-Middle East-Western Europe 5 (SEA-ME-WE 5) submarine cable installed in Kuakata, said Bangladesh Submarine Cables PLC (BSCPLC) in a press release.

In the meantime, the first submarine cable, SEA-ME-WE 4, will continue providing uninterrupted services.

Of the two submarine cables operated by BSCPLC, SEA-ME-WE 5 carries about 1,700 gigabyte-per-second (Gbps) internet, while the first submarine cable carries a much smaller amount of nearly 800 Gbps bandwidth.

Maintenance work on the SEA-ME-WE 5 will potentially be felt by internet users.

The rest of the country’s 5,200 Gbps of ground-based bandwidth is imported from India.

BDST: 1755 HRS, APR 18, 2024

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