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Internet speed likely to slow down in last week of April

  • Published at 12:52 pm April 18th, 2019
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The line will be open during the repair activities, but might suffer speed disruptions

Internet users in Bangladesh are likely to experience a sluggish connection speed throughout the last 10 days of this month to — due to maintenance work on Cox's Bazar's first submarine cable.

The implantation work on the first and third repeaters of the SEA-ME-WE-4 submarine cable—from Cox's Bazar landing station—will be underway from April 20 to May 1, said a press release issued by Bangladesh Submarine Cable Company Limited (BSCCL) on Thursday.

The line will be open during repair activities, but might suffer disruptions to speed. As a result, users might experience slower-than-average internet speed, said the release signed by Mashiur Rahman, managing director of BSCCL. 

However, the maintenance activities will not affect mobile users receiving international voice, data and internet services. BSCCL authority has already informed the IGW, IIG and other telecom operators concerned, to keep open the international circuit.

The cable authority also conveyed their apologies for the brief inconvenience to internet users.