For a country with just over a million fixed line phones and three million mobile phones, Bangladesh is making a surprising, and welcome leap to the FTTP world. Link 3 Technologies, a local data connectivity provider is going to build a FTTH network in the capital city of Dhaka, according to Wave7 Optics which is providing the gear for the network. Link3 plans to roll out the data only network by end of this year, but will go triple play sometime in 2007. The reason Link3 is able to roll out the network with such speed is because the company currently owns its own fiber optic backbone. I guess the lack of copper-based phone system is turning out to be a good thing for the residents of Dhaka.
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from a non-techie based in dhaka.
We apparently already have Fibre Optic Broadband in Dhaka. Sadly, there are severe speed restrictions. Each ISP is allowed 10Mbps. I have a shared 256Kbps line (works out to 10-15kbps when the going is good – rates between 50 – 200kbps on dslreports) and apparently things are not going to be any different for a long long time. 256kbps is the top end of their home offering and this has increased from 64kbps of 6 months ago.
Am I misinformed? Are things expected to get better?
Thats an awesome news. I live in Dhaka myself and is often terrorised by two freaks of the nature (well, not really from the nature, but freaks anyway). One is the terrible power outage that happens out of no where and another one is the despicable bandwidth our ISP’s provide. I hope this will clear our our frustration a little bit.
It’s a shame what happened to Bangladesh. I hope the world steps up and helps them.