Bangladesh Submarine Cable Company Limited (BSCCL) is a Core Telecommunications service provider and International Submarine Cable Operator of Bangladesh. It is also an IIG (International Internet Gateway). The service provided by BSCCL represents the Long-haul communication between Bangladesh and the rest of the world. The Company emerged in July 2008 as a public limited company under the Posts and Telecommunications Division of Posts, Telecommunications, and Information Technology Ministry, Government of Bangladesh. BSCCL is a party in both SMW-4 and SMW-5 Consortiums that provide more capacity and redundancy in Submarine Cables for Bangladesh. BSCCL-IIG is helping the people of the Country to get broadband Internet at a cheaper rate and better quality of service. BSCCL is one of the growing companies in the Telecom sector of Bangladesh. It is a leading company for the implementation of National ILDTS & ICT policies to develop modern tele-network and high-speed Broadband Internet in Bangladesh. The submarine cable network is expected to be the main telecommunications infrastructure for “Digital Bangladesh” by the year 2021 and BSCCL is certainly going to play a major role. By providing high capacity fiber optic submarine cable bandwidth and state of the art Internet Transit facilities, BSCCL is effectively connecting the people to the “Information Super Highway”.
During the visit of Honorable Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi to Bangladesh on 6th June 2015, in the presence of Honorable Prime Ministers of India and Bangladesh, Managing Director of BSCCL and BSNL signed the 10Gbps IP bandwidth export agreement for Tripura State, India and under this agreement, BSCCL has started to export 10Gbps IP Bandwidth to Tripura from 8th February,2016. On 23rd March, 2016, Honorable Prime Minister of India and Bangladesh inaugurated the program through video conferencing.
The Bangladesh Submarine Cable Company signed the agreement with SMW-5 Consortium in 2014 and ensures the ownership of the country's second submarine cable, which on 10th September-2017, Honorable Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the SEA-ME-WE-5 cable system through video conferencing.