Bhutan to import 10Gbps bandwidth from Bangladesh

Staff Correspondent | Update:

DN DhungyelBhutan will be importing 10 Gbps (Gigabits per second) of internet bandwidth from Bangladesh.

 Bhutanese national broadcaster Bhutan Broadcasting Service reported this quoting the country's information and communications minister DN Dhungyel.

The report said a technical team from the Himalayan country carried out a survey on the economic feasibility of importing internet bandwidth.

The team has identified an economically feasible route to import bandwidth, the minister reportedly said while revealing the information during a meet the press early this week.

However, the Bhutanese government is waiting for the cost estimation, which will be studied by the Indian government, the report said.

The internet connectivity will have to pass through the Indian territory and the route, identified by the technical team, would start from Akhaura, passes through Guwahati in India and then enters Samdrup Jongkhar.

“Despite our effort that we have started two three-years before, we are yet to come to a conclusion because in this particular project there are three countries involved, Bangladesh, India and Bhutan,” the Bhutanese minister was quoted to have said.

“Now the  government of India through their service provider that is BSNL, will inform us the costing as to how much will come up to land this additional bandwidth from Cox’s bazaar in Bangladesh to Samdrup Jongkhar in Bhutan,” he reportedly added.

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