Internet cut highlights need for cable redundancy

11 Jun 2012

Normal internet service in Bangladesh is expected to be restored today after being severely disrupted by a breakage to the SEA-ME-WE-4 undersea cable, the country’s only high speed submarine link, last Wednesday, reports TelecomAsia. While the cable’s connections to India, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore were also damaged in the incident, these countries have the facilities to route traffic via alternative subsea routes, unlike Bangladesh. The government is reported to have recently approved Bangladesh Submarine Cable Company (BSCCL, the operator of the local SEA-ME-WE-4 landing station) to enter the consortium of the planned international cable SEA-ME-WE-5.



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