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Slashed bandwidth price effective from today

  • Published at 08:17 pm August 31st, 2015

The wholesale price of bandwidth, which was reduced recently by Bangladesh Submarine Cable Company Ltd (BSCCL), will come into effect from today.

Monwar Hossain, managing director of BSCCL, confirmed it to the Dhaka Tribune yesterday.

The decision to reduce the price was taken at the company’s board of directors meeting on August 9.

The company’s managing director said each megabit per second (Mbps) of bandwidth has been fixed at Tk625 for International Internet Gateway (IIG) and it will cost Tk800 for the Internet Service Providers (ISPs).

The IIG can buy per Mbps of bandwidth at Tk558 if they purchase a bundle of 20 Gbps, which was Tk980 earlier. The ISPs can buy each Mbps at Tk720 if they purchase a minimum of 5 Gbps.

Bangladesh’s submarine cable, whose lifespan will end in the next 12 years, has a bandwidth capacity of 200 Gbps. However, the company only sells 32 Gbps. Industry insiders say the country’s demand for bandwidth may reach to 210 Gbps by 2021.

Bangladesh is scheduled to get another undersea cable of around 1,400 Gbps in 2016.