Bangladesh Internet gets a speed boost from Tejas’ new network

Network solutions provider Tejas Networks said it completed the execution of a high capacity national optical backbone network in Bangladesh that will “significantly boost” Internet speeds in Bangladesh.

The contract was completed in partnership with Telephone Shilpa Sangstha of Bangladesh for the Bangladesh Submarine Cable Company to connect all of the country to the SMW-5 undersea submarine cable.

“It will be used for Countrywide distribution of high-speed Internet bandwidth available from the SMW-5 undersea submarine cable system which connects Bangladesh to several countries in Asia, Africa and Europe Such as Singapore, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Djibouti, Turkey, Italy and France,” it said.

Financial details of the deal were not revealed.

Tejas Networks develops networking products for telecommunications service providers, internet service providers, utilities, defence and government entities and supplies them to over 65 countries.

“We are honored to be selected by BSCCL as the optical technology partner for building one of the largest mission-critical networks in Bangladesh,” said Sanjay Nayak, CEO and MD of Tejas Networks.

“The network will significantly boost the availability of reliable high-speed Internet Services in the Country and we are proud to be associated with Such a prestigious project of Government of Bangladesh.” he added.

The high-capacity terrestrial network is built using multiple 100 Gbps channels on DWDM (Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing) equipment of Tejas Networks and Connects the undersea cable landing at Kuakata in Bangladesh to Dhaka, the Bangalore-based company said.

Mashiur Rahman, Managing Director, BSCCL said Tejas Networks fully met their expectations of timely deliveries, high quality and customer support.

This high-capacity transmission network project is designed to have ten major traffic drop points with Countrywide traffic distribution through existing access networks.

“Tejas 1600 Converged packet optical (CPO) products have been deployed in this project and these were locally manufactured by TSS, a premier government-owned telecom company in Bangladesh,” the company said.

Indian tech companies offer comparable solutions at a fraction of the cost of Western companies.