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Internet service may be disrupted for five days

  • Published at 02:06 pm October 20th, 2016
  • Last updated at 11:13 am October 21st, 2016
Internet service may be disrupted for five days
The disruption might begin around Sunday midnight and continue till 2pm on October 27, a statement by Bangladesh Telecommunication Company Limited said Thursday. Earlier the BTCL said that the repair work would start at 12:30am on Friday and end on October 26. Despite the disruption, BTCL would continue its services through alternative means, Assistant Director Tohura Sultana said in a statement. Chief Strategy Officer of [email protected] Limited Suman Ahmed Davis told the Dhaka Tribune: “During the repair work, Singapore based traffic in Bangladesh will not get qualitative service but International Terrestrial Cable (ITC) based service or other subscribers will not face any disruption.” Meanwhile, BTCL Director (public relations and publication) Meer Mohammad Morshed told BSS: "The SEA-ME-WE-4 Consortium would carry out maintenance work of the undersea cable at its Singapore end from 12am of October 23 to 2pm of October 27 that may disrupt internet service temporarily in the country.” He, however, hoped that the internet users would not face any major problem except slow speed. Bangladesh is now connected with lone submarine cable SEA-ME-WE-4. But, it has already joined another consortium SEA-ME-WE-5 that is expected to be connected with the country in December. Besides, the country is connected with ITC through different Indian companies.