PM inaugurates 2nd IIG

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

PV Desk : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has inaugurated the country’s second international internet gateway (IIG) through submarine cable line paving the way of getting uninterrupted broadband internet services with cheaper price and better quality.

Through a video conference with local public representatives and government officials from her Gonobhaban residence the Prime Minister inaugurated the submarine cable (SMW-5) and the landing station at Kuakata of Patuakhali district.

With commissioning of the SMW-5 Bangladesh has achieved redundancy in submarine cable at the same time got access to huge capacity of bandwidth up to 1500 Gbps submarine cable system.

Inaugurating the submarine cable and its landing station the prime minister said she is very pleased with having the opportunity of commissioning the better internet connectivity of the country. She added, “The second submarine cable is a fulfillment of our stride that we had initiated after coming to power in 1996.”

She said Bangladesh had got opportunities two more times to be connected free of cost in 1991 and 1994 with the IIG. But, the then ignorant BNP government didn’t accept the offer in plea of ‘leaking out’ secret information of the country. It’s the best example how a country may face debacle under an inefficient government, she added.

The prime minister said the second submarine cable will help people getting better and speedy internet connectivity.

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