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Tejas Networks executes Terabit-Scale Optical Backbone Network in Bangladesh

Bangalore, December 5, 2017:  Tejas Networks [BSE: 540595, NSE: TEJASNET] today announced that it has successfully completed the execution of a high capacity national optical backbone network in Bangladesh for the Bangladesh Telecommunications Company Ltd. (BTCL), in partnership with Telephone Shilpa Shanstha (TSS) Ltd., Bangladesh.

The high-capacity terrestrial network is built using multiple 100 Gbps channels on DWDM (Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing) equipment of Tejas Networks and connects the undersea cable landing at Kuakata in Bangladesh to Dhaka. It will be used for countrywide distribution of high-speed Internet bandwidth available from the SMW-5 undersea submarine cable system which connects Bangladesh to several countries in Asia, Africa and Europe such as Singapore, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Djibouti, Turkey, Italy and France. 

“We are honored to be selected by BTCL as the optical technology partner for building one of the largest and mission-critical networks in Bangladesh,” said Sanjay Nayak, CEO and MD of Tejas Networks. “The network will significantly boost the availability of reliable high-speed Internet services in the country and we are proud to be associated with such a prestigious project of Government of Bangladesh.” he added. 

Mr. Mashiur Rahman, Managing Director, Bangladesh Submarine Cable Company Limited (BSCCL), Bangladesh said, “We are pleased to be the user of the high capacity DWDM Equipment of Tejas Networks, a pioneering high-technology company from India, which has successfully helped us rollout this next-generation network for Bangladesh in the shortest possible time. Tejas Networks fully met our expectations of timely deliveries, high quality and prompt customer support to successfully get this network up and running as per committed deadlines.” 

This high-capacity transmission network project is designed to have ten major traffic drop points with countrywide traffic distribution through existing access networks. Tejas 1600 converged packet optical (CPO) products have been deployed in this project and these were locally manufactured by TSS, a premier government-owned telecom company in Bangladesh. Tejas TJ1600 is a highly flexible and scalable optical product, with a unique software-defined hardware™ architecture, that incorporates advanced Nx100G coherent DWDM transmission technology to ensure a high-performance and future-proof network.


Tejas Networks designs, develops and sells high-performance and cost-competitive networking products to telecommunications service providers, internet service providers, utilities, defense and government entities in over 75 countries. Tejas products utilize programmable, software-defined hardware architecture with a common software code-base that delivers seamless upgrades of new features and technology standards. Tejas Networks is ranked among top-10 suppliers in the global optical aggregation segment and has filed over 349 patents.

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