BTCL to upgrade fixed network by June 2020

18 Oct 2017

Bangladesh’s Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) has approved the revival of a NGN modernisation project to be undertaken by Bangladesh Telecommunications Company Limited (BTCL) on the condition that the cost of the project is slashed by BDT7 billion (USD84.5 million), the Daily Star reports. Under the project, dual-financed by the Bangladeshi government (BDT7.5 billion) and a 20-year credit facility from China (BDT18.6 billion), BTCL will expand its next-generation fibre-optic backbone infrastructure nationwide, while replacing existing low-capacity copper transmission equipment at its exchanges. Under the NGN project – which was initially approved in 2014 – 2,367km of fibre-optics will replace copper lines, while three IMS systems (enabling advanced VoIP and converged services) are to be installed in Dhaka, Chittagong and Khulna. Earlier, the cabinet committee on economic affairs approved China’s ZTE as the main contractor for implementing the project, which is expected to be completed in June 2020.

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