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Most trouble with optical fiber: Bangladesh???

Since Bangladesh was connected to the world through an undersea cable a year or so ago, it has had great difficulty keeping connected.   The dry portion of the cable snapped twice in August 2007.   Contrast this with Sri Lanka and Pakistan, which have had problems only once each in the past five years.  Obviously redundancy is a key issue in Bangladesh.

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The optical fibre link of the BTTB that connects the country with its online submarine cable system snapped at about 10pm Wednesday on Chittagong-Cox’s Bazar highway, some 96km south of Chittagong.

The disruption has upset Bangladesh’s online and internet telephone links with the rest of the world.

Miscreants damaged the cable on a bridge, a BTTB official alleged.

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