Bhutan wants to import Bangladesh's surplus bandwidth

Bhutan wants to import Bangladesh’s surplus bandwidth


Bhutan wants to import Bangladesh’s unused internet bandwidth as Dhaka in principle has decided to sell the surplus.
The new Bhutanese High Commissioner Pema Choden expressed Thimphu’s interest in importing surplus bandwidth while meeting with State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam on Wednesday.According to the foreign ministry, Alam assured the envoy of taking “necessary steps” to this end.
The government in February this year in a meeting decided to sell bandwidth after retaining enough to meet the national needs up to 2021.
According to Bangladesh Submarine Cable Company Limited, Bangladesh is currently consuming only 40 Gbps bandwidth while the capacity of the SEA-ME-WE 4 (South East Asia-Middle East-Western Europe 4) cable is 200 Gbps.
The junior minister, however, once again showed Dhaka’s interest to import electricity from the landlocked country.
The Bhutanese envoy observed that there were scopes for increasing bilateral trade from the existing only $ 26


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