Technical problems with submarine cables slows down internet

The country's second submarine cable line in Patuakhali has caused problems to users due to slowness on the internet.

This information was given by Bangladesh Submarine Cable Company Limited (BSCCL) on Sunday.

BSCCL managing director Mashiur Rahman said, “There is a problem in the power supply of the second submarine cable (SEA-ME-WE-5) in Patuakhali. Repairs are underway. I hope it will be resolved by today.”

He said, “About half of the bandwidth used in the country is supplied from the second submarine cable. As the line is closed, customers across the country are facing slow internet speed.”

Sumon Ahmed Sabir, chief technology officer at Fiber at Home, an information technology and IIG service provider, said the second submarine cable had power supply problems. This is why the speed of the internet is slow.

In September 2017, the second submarine cable was connected to the CM-Wi-5 submarine cable through the landing station at Kalapara in Patuakhali.

Through this station, Bangladesh gets 1,500 gigabits (GB) of internet per second from the submarine cable of the Southeast Asia-Middle East-Western Europe International Consortium.