Submarine cable link to connect Bangladesh with Myanmar

Bangladeshi fishermen tend to their anchored boats on the River Backhali in Cox's Bazar. Photo: AFP

Bangladesh Submarine Cable Company Ltd (BSCCL) and Singapore based Blueberry Telecom Pvt Ltd are going to establish a separate regional submarine cable link to connect Bangladesh with Myanmar, the reported on 4 May.

The cable will be 250 kilometres long and will connect Cox's Bazar and Myanmar's coastal city of Sittwe, said Monwar Hossain, managing director of BSCCL.

It will take six months to lay the cable under the sea through Cox's Bazar to Sittwe at a cost of $25 million, he said. BSCCL will own 10 percent of the cable that will have a lifespan of around 20 years. It will be operated by a company named BSCCL-Blueberry Bangladesh Ltd.

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