Bhutan, the landlocked northern neighboring country of Bangladesh, has once again shown an interest for importing internet bandwidth.
On behalf of his country, Bhutanese ambassador to Dhaka Rinchen Kuentsyl expressed this interest on Wednesday while paying a virtual visit to Posts and Telecommunication Minister Mustafa Jabbar.
Mustafa Jabbar assured him that Bangladesh will provide all possible support for exporting internet bandwidth to Bhutan, a ministry press release said on Wednesday.
During their meeting, they also discussed bilateral issues, especially matters related to the telecommunications and technology sector, it added.
Bangladesh had launched an initiative in 2014 for exporting internet bandwidth to Bhutan after the country showed interest, but the plan is yet to see execution.
In recent years, Nepal, Myanmar and Saudi Arabia also showed their interest to purchase bandwidth from Bangladesh.
At present, Bangladesh has a capacity to supply 2,700Gbps bandwidth, while the domestic demand is around 1,800Gbps. The country had exported 10Gbps of internet bandwidth to Tripura from February 2016 to February 2020.