The Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Begum Khaleda Zia inaugurated the long awaited fibre optic submarine cable system near the shore of the Bay of Bengal on 22 May 2006. It will have a far-reaching effect on the progress and prosperity of Bangladesh.
This event will remain as a landmark in the fields of economics and ICT sector. With this submarine cable system the capacity for data and information transfer will be much higher, the speed of transfer will be much faster, voice transfer will have much better quality, the Internet and telephone charges will fall abruptly. As a result a host of possibilities for IT activities will open up in Bangladesh. Now, it will be possible to open a huge number of cyber centres in the small towns and villages in the country. Now the time has come for Bangladesh to reap the best results from different domains of ICTs