From Yesterday Afternoon Internet Users of Bangladesh where suffering connectivity / speed problem which is still running. Most of Internet User in Bangladesh, Specially users in Dhaka are facing most slowest Internet service.
I myself is currently working for an ISP, which was disconnected from Internet Yesterday (1st Day of Bangla Year 1417). I had go there office, check everything and call BTCL to know what is going on. Unfortunately BTCL, Bangladesh Telephone Company Limited didn't provide any information about the problem. Latter, I got to know from other source that there was a Submarine Fibre Cable Called "SEA-ME-WE-4" (The South East Asia-Middle East-West Europe 4) Problem, which is totally wrong.
Officials of the Bangladesh Telecommunication Company Limited said Thursday that their subscribers will have less bandwidth due to a technical problem.A high official of the BTCL's submarine cable project, on condition of anonymity, told bdnews24.com that a short circuit at the Italian landing station at Palermo has disconnected Bangladesh partially.He said that BTCL was receiving only a portion of its regular bandwidth from Singapore leading to slow internet connection and in some cases no connection at all, for BTCL subscribers.The official, also a top-ranking administrator of Bangladesh Submarine Cable Company, said he hoped that Bangladesh would get reconnected with Italy within a few days. -- Reported by BDNews24.Com, Bangladesh's first Internet Newspaper
A New ISP, named 'Dhaka Wireless', provide wireless Internet Connection in Dhaka, Bangladesh has changed their regular homepage with a black and white page to protest this conspiracy of BTCL, the state own International Internet Gateway License Holder.
BTCL was connected with Internet via Seabone, has reported that there is no problem at there end. There is no fibre related issue, reported by Seabone and SEA-ME-WE-4 Control Center.
BTRC, Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Board has issued 2 IIG (International Internet Gateway) License, one is BTCL, own by Government and Other is Mengo Telecom which is Privately Owned has no problem at all. ISP's connected with Mengo Telecom is getting there required bandwidth. Now the Question is Who is Doing What & The most unique is "Why"? At the time of Mengo Telecom Started, BTRC issued a letter to ALL ISP to Purchase at-least 40% of Total bandwidth from Mengo. Recently the rules has withdrawn.
Cross Posted on: Internet Service Provider of Bangladesh Blog