With a notion to expand the reach of its broadband services, the state run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) is all set to form collaboration with a Bangladesh based cable company. The collaboration will be formed with an aim to improve internet connectivity in the northeast part of the India.
BSNL will provide international bandwidth for internet from Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh that will extend to Agartala, while the Bangladesh Submarine Cable Company Ltd (BSCCL) will provide the international port (IP) transit service from Cox’s Bazar Cable Landing Station.
The Bangladesh Telecommunications Company has to lay optical fibre cable (OFC) of the 30 km approximate distance from Brahmanbaria to Akhaura, which adjoins Tripura.
BSNL will set up international long distance (ILD) gateway at Agartala along with associated equipment.