Bandwidth Usage Exceeds 800 Gbps This Year

The use of internet bandwidth exceeds 800 Gbps across the country. This landmark crosses 820 Gbps in last week of September. It has been increased for the last 10 days, sources said. Earlier, the use of internet bandwidth for the first time exceeded 500 Gbps at the end of December 2007.

How it has been possible? More than 300 Gbps internet bandwidth has been increased just within eight months. The authority concerned said it has been possible due to use of 4G network and fibre optic connectivity,  the overall digitization process.

Telecommunication Minister Mustafa Jabbar said this speed of bandwidth usage is a normal result.  Since 2009 the government is working to spread internet across the country. He said, ” Submarine cable has been launched in 2006. From 2006 to 2008 it was only up to 8 Gbps. From now this usage has been increased 100 times.’’

Fibre optic connection has been established at the Upazila and union level. 3G-4G has been introduced. 88% data have been using through mobile phone across the country. When 4G was launched in February, the use of 100 Gbps bandwidth had been increased within a month. “The minister said, there will be no space left in the country’s island, enclaves, remote areas, where there will be no internet connection. If fibre optics cannot be given in any way, the satellite will be used there, but the internet connection will go definitely, he added.

According to the BTRC, at the end of August, there were 9.5 million internet connections in the country. Of which only 6 million broadband connections. Broadband service providers said that the highest cost of bandwidth in broadband connections.

Internet Service Providers Association of Bangladesh (ISPAB) general secretary Emdadul Haq told to media, the subscriber of broadband subscribers is now 6.5 million where their total bandwidth usage is more than 450 Gbps.

At the beginning of this year, it was near 250 Gbps. It has been almost twice. This seems to grow faster, an internet businessman expects.  According to different statistics, 500 Gbps are now being used through the Bangladesh Submarine Cable Company (BSCCL). Now BSCCL has two alternative connections. Moreover, more than 300 Gbps bandwidth comes from India through Internet terrestrial cable.