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BSNL joins up with Bangladeshi firm to improve Internet in North East region

The Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) has inked an agreement with Bangladesh Submarine Cable Company Ltd (BSCCL) to improve Internet connectivity in India's northeast region, an official statement said

  • Published: June 12, 2015 7:52 PM IST
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The Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) has inked an agreement with Bangladesh Submarine Cable Company Ltd (BSCCL) to improve Internet connectivity in India’s northeast region, an official statement said here on Friday.

The BSNL will provide international bandwidth for Internet from Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh to Agartala, while the BSCCL will provide the international port (IP) transit service from Cox’s Bazar Cable Landing Station. The terrestrial route in Bangladesh will be Cox’s Bazar-Chittagong-Comilla-B.Baria-Akhaura for primary link and Cox’s Bazar-Chitagong-Comilla-Dhaka-Narshindi-Bhairab-Akhaura the secondary link, the statement said.

The Bangladesh Telecommunications Company has to lay optical fibre cable (OFC) of the 30 km approximate distance from Brahmanbaria to Akhaura, which adjoins India’s Tripura, while the BSNL will set up international long distance (ILD) gateway at Agartala along with associated equipment.

  • Published Date: June 12, 2015 7:52 PM IST