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Internet problem likely to continue till Jan 30

Though it was supposed to be fixed by January 20, the ongoing issues with the internet connections in Bangladesh is likely to continue till January 30 due to the maintenance work of the submarine cable.

The reason behind the delay is that the maintenance work of Tata Indicom Cable, which provides around half of the internet bandwidth that comes from India to Bangladesh, will take another week.

The matter was confirmed to the media by Suman Ahmed Sabir, chief strategy officer of international internet gateway Fibre@Home.

He, however, said that Bharti Airtel’s submarine cable ‘i2i Media’ which went down due to a cut in fibre connection on December 13, 2016, has already been restored.

Users have been experiencing recurring connection loss, slow speed with broadband internet in Bangladesh since the first week of January, 2017.

Addressing the matter, Internet Service Providers’ Association of Bangladesh issued a release on January 5 saying that the disruption would be over by January 20.

It further added that three submarine cables that serve Bangladesh were cut or disconnected.

On December 13, a submarine cable named ‘i2i Media’, owned by Bharti Airtel Limited, was down due to fiber cut.

Another Indian cable of Tata Indicom Cable went down on January 4.

A third submarine cable IMEWE, an ultra high capacity fiber optic cable that links India and Europe via Middle East was also down.

The release stated that maintenance work would be done by January 20 for IMEWE and 121 Media and after repairing all the cables, internet speed in Bangladesh would return back to normal again.

Now, whether the internet disruption would eventually end by the end of January or not remains to be seen.

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