Dhaka, Oct 27 (bdnews24.com) — Bangladesh's telephone and internet may be disrupted during the early hours of Thursday.
Mohammad Monwar Hossain, managing director of Bangladesh Submarine Cable Company, told bdnews24.com that consumers may face trouble between 1am and 4am.
During this time, as part of a maintenance work, two repeaters on the SMW-4 Submarine Cable Consortium between Thailand and Malaysia will be replaced.
During the replacement a power re-configuration is required and all the stations in Segment-1 (from Singapore to Mumbai) will be off. East and west bound circuits will therefore be interrupted.
But as alternative route for voice and data services, one VSAT of Mango Tele services and four other satellites of the Bangladesh Telecommunication Company Limited will be in use.
Besides all other licensed VSATs (very small aperture terminals) will be running as well. Connectivity will be maintained with Singapore via Indian company Bharti Airtel's i2i cable. Additional bandwidth will be delivered from Italy.
"There will be no problems," Monwar Hossain said about telephone and internet services. "Consumers should not feel much of a difference because of low traffic that usually prevails from 1am to 4am."
In further maintenance work to follow on Friday, two more repeaters will be replaced in the segment. However, it will only interrupt the eastbound circuit, while the westbound circuit connecting Europe, America and Middle East will remain functional.