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Internet is back in Bangladesh

Post by BIT0122-Amit on Sat Aug 15, 2009 3:41 am

Dhaka, Aug 14 (bdnews24.com)—Internet services, already suffering slow
speeds, were further disrupted countrywide by an overnight break in the
link connecting Bangladesh to submarine cable SE-ME-WE-4, an official
said Friday.

Services were expected to be restored by 6pm, said Bangladesh Submarine Cable Company's managing director Monwar Hossain.

Hossain told bdnews24.com that the submarine cable link was cut at around 2.45am between Chittagong and Cox's Bazar.

"Repair
work is going on. We are expecting the link to be fully restored with
the next one and a half to two hours," Hossain said at 3.30pm.

He said roadworks on the Chittagong-Cox's Bazar highway had caused the accidental cut in the optical fibre link.

Bangladesh
had already been experiencing slow internet speeds over the past few
days, after Typhoon Morakot damaged submarine cables in East Asia
earlier in the week, a senior telecoms official said on Thursday.

Taiwan,
Hong Kong, Philippines and Singapore were facing trouble because of the
damage to the Asia Pacific Cable Network-2 (APCN-2), BTCL managing
director Khabiruzzaman told bdnews24.com.

Reuters also
reported that up to 90 percent of all voice call and Internet services
from parts of East Asia were disrupted after the typhoon damaged the
undersea cables.

Khabiruzzaman had said APCN-2 was being repaired in East Asia and net speeds would be restored by Friday.

But
Bangladesh subsequently experienced the further disruption with the
break in its own optical fibre link connecting to the SE-ME-WE-4
submarine cable

[I am sure that I posted this once before, but thanks to disconnection, it died midway and I didn't notice it before]

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