Internet users of Bangladesh are ready to enjoy faster bandwidth thanks to Padma Bridge. To reduce data transmission time between the capital and the submarine cable landing station in Kuakata, Bangladesh Telecommunications Company Limited (BTCL) has installed fiber-optic cables on the lower deck of Padma Bridge.
Previously, Nationwide Telecommunication Transmission Network (NTTN) companies, which provide full-fledged fiber-optic infrastructure, were required to connect Dhaka to its second submarine cable with a network of around 605 km of fiber optic cables. However, with the blessing of the mighty Padma Bridge, the distance has dropped to only 295 km. As such, the new network connection line will reduce the latency of data transfers between Dhaka and Singapore from 48 milliseconds to 43 milliseconds.
Through this new connection placed on the lower deck of the Padma multipurpose bridge, the second submarine cable now connects Dhaka to Madaripur, Faridpur, Magura, Kushtia, Pabna, Sirajganj, Tangail, and Gazipur. Through the eight ducts with 63mm diameter, the Padma bridge rail line carries different utility connections, including fiber optic cable for the internet, gas transmission pipeline, and electricity transmission lines.
As the Padma bridge is open now, the data transmission will take place through a bridge via Kuakata-Madaripur to Dhaka. Private NTTNs are now requesting permission to install their own fiber-optic lines on the bridge. That will ensure faster internet speed for a large number of internet users.