By Daily Sun

Bangladesh is going to connect with the second submarine cable on February 21 to get another 1500 gbps bandwidth, as the SEA-ME-WE 5 consortium is set to launch its global operation on this day.

The South East Asia-Middle East-Western Europe 5 (SEA-ME-WE 5), a consortium of 15 leading telecom operators from 17 countries, would announce its operation at a ceremony in Turkish city of Istanbul, BSS reports quoting officials.

Talking to BSS, Monwar Hossain, Managing Director of state-owned Bangladesh Submarine Cable Company Limited (BSCCL) which is assigned to handle country bandwidth, said it's a great pride for the country as the consortium has decided to launch the cable on February 21, the International Mother Language Day.

"The second undersea cable would be the real redundancy that might allow Bangladesh to stay online always and start full-fledged international bandwidth trade," he added.

Mentioning that Bangladesh has now nearly 300 gbps bandwidth from its lone submarine cable, Monwar said: "We are going to get another 1500 gbps bandwidth from the second undersea cable."

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