Bangladesh wants to be a bandwidth hub

Bangladesh wants to be a bandwidth hub

India imports 10 Gbps (gigabits per second) bandwidth from Bangladesh. The country has been taking bandwidth again since last September even though it was closed for some time due to technical reasons. India has recently expressed interest in getting another 10 Gbps bandwidth. Its test run is over. The new 10 Gbps bandwidth can go to India any day.

Meanwhile, Bhutan is interested in getting bandwidth from Bangladesh. If the country wants to buy bandwidth from Bangladesh at a lower price, Bangladesh sends a price proposal. Bhutan has recently agreed to Bangladesh’s proposal. Now once the related process is completed, bandwidth will go from Bangladesh to Bhutan. On the other hand, Nepal has also expressed interest in getting bandwidth from Bangladesh. Bangladesh is trying to export bandwidth to these two countries without submarine cable. If Nepal can overcome their technical and strategic problems, they will be able to take bandwidth from Bangladesh. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Bangladesh wants to be a bandwidth hub

Posts and Telecommunications Minister Mustafa Jabbar said, “We are pleased to announce that Bhutan has agreed to import bandwidth from Bangladesh.” After India and Saudi Arabia, Bhutan took our bandwidth. Hopefully, exports to India will double. Saudi Arabia is taking 600 Gbps bandwidth. Hopefully, we can also export bandwidth to Malaysia.

Bangladesh wants to be a bandwidth hub

By the way, the bandwidth that Saudi Arabia is taking is the unused capacity of Bangladesh, which is also called the dark capacity. This capacity remains inactive. Those who need it are activating it. Although the eastern part of the submarine cable is widely used in Bangladesh, the western bandwidth is completely unused, amounting to 2.5 Tbps (terabytes per second). The eastern part of the submarine cable carries 99 percent of the data traffic.

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