Internet users in Bangladesh have been experiencing a slow internet due to maintenance work on a first submarine cable in the Bay of Bengal.
The country's first undersea cable, SEA-ME-WE-4, has been shut down at 12:30am today and will remain closed for next two days more, Md Mashiur Rahman, managing director of Bangladesh Submarine Cable Company Ltd (BSCCL), told The Daily Star.
So, internet users may face poor connectivity for the next three days from today.
However, the second submarine cable, SEA-ME-WE-5, remains active at present, he said.
The SEA-ME-WE-4 was shut down for running maintenance work at 115 kilometres off Cox's Bazar coast.
This is the first time the cable will be fully shut down in its history of 12 years, BSCCL sources said.