Tuesday, October 1 2019
By Safir on Tuesday, October 1 2019, 20:35 - Network updates
One of primary upstream provider has multiple circuits down from 7pm. They are working with their upstream to fix the links. They have requested 5 hours recovery time. So nominal services should resume from 12am.
Saturday, September 14 2019
By Safir on Saturday, September 14 2019, 21:23 - Network updates
We apologize to announce that there will be emergency maintenance activity done by BSCCL.
Scheduled Date: Saturday 14th September 2019
Maintenance Window : 10:00 PM on 14-Sep-19 to 5:00 AM on 15-Sep-19
Activity: Diversion of fiber away from railway company road work activities vicinity
Benefit of Change: To avoid unplanned outage in near future
Impact: Service Affecting
Duration of Impact: Circuit will go down during the maintenance window
During this maintenance period you may face bandwidth congestion, high latency and packet loss.
Wednesday, August 28 2019
By Niamul on Wednesday, August 28 2019, 09:51 - Network updates
Dear Valuable Clients,
Due to construction work of the metro rail, our fibre in those areas are being cut to help with their work. We are having to re-route the fibre in those areas when they are being cut and even then those are being cut later on for the same purpose.
This work is causing massive inconvenience to you all and we are seeking your patience and pardon for it.
Aalok IT Team
Sunday, August 11 2019
By Safir on Sunday, August 11 2019, 09:25
Thursday, July 11 2019
By Safir on Thursday, July 11 2019, 20:38 - Network updates
As per update from our upstream provider, an emergency maintenance work will take place at the following time:
Start Time : 02:00:00 12.07.2019
End Time : 07:00:00 12.07.2019
Maintenance Window : 5 hours
Outage Duration : 4 Hours
During this maintenance period you may face high latency and packet loss.
Wednesday, July 3 2019
By Safir on Wednesday, July 3 2019, 21:06 - Network updates
There are ongoing problems with Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp globally. There will be intermittent outages and service degradation until the problems fully resolved.
Please check status here:
By Niamul on Wednesday, July 3 2019, 12:11 - Network updates
As per update from BSCCL, a maintenance activity at SMW5 regarding Upgrade Activity.
Details are as follows:
- LU#2 - MLA3, MBMD2, UCS and OMC2 replacement at KKT
- Start Time: 01/07/2019 2.00 PM (GMT+6)
- End Time: 02/07/2019 2.00 AM (GMT+6)
- Maintenance Window: 12 Hours
- Backup Time Window: 02/07/2019 02.00 PM (GMT+6) to 03/07/2019 2.00 AM (GMT+6)
- Service Impact: NO (Only at High Risk)
Details: Circuits may encounter multiple interruptions within the scheduled time window.
Impacted Circuit: All Circuits through SMW5
N.B.: Your traffic will be at high risk during this maintenance time window.
We are trying to minimize the effect on you, our valuable clients.
Wednesday, June 12 2019
By Niamul on Wednesday, June 12 2019, 23:19 - Network updates
We are facing heavy congestion and high latency because one of our upstream is down. We are communicating with them and have not received an etr yet.
Please be patient and hopefully it will be resolved soon.
By Safir on Wednesday, June 12 2019, 23:18
Majority of our upstream provider's Internet circuits are down. During this period all Internet traffic will be slow. Please be patient while we arrange additional bandwidth.
Tuesday, May 7 2019
By Safir on Tuesday, May 7 2019, 11:43 - Network updates
As per update from BSCCL, R603 replacement activity has been rescheduled below as part of Segment-1 (Sub segment 1.6) at SMW4:
Segment : Sub-segment – S1.6 (Segment 1A)
Planned for Repeater replacement : R603, 03rd repeater from Cox Bazar Station
Expected traffic outage period : May 07, 2019 to May 12, 2019
During the maintenance, all traffic passing through Cox’s Bazar Landing Station will remain down throughout the operation. Please note that, prior to the replacement, Power shutdown will take place and power will be normalized upon completion of the replacements. All circuits passing through Cox’s Bazar Landing Station will be down during the whole operation. Power shutdown and normalization schedule will be shared once available. During this maintenance period you may face high latency and packet loss. We will reroute to mitigate this impact.
Monday, May 6 2019
By Safir on Monday, May 6 2019, 18:05
Please be informed that, we are observing our multiple SMW5 circuits are down, so you may face bandwidth congestion, high latency and packet loss during this time. We are in communication with our upstream service provider. After getting any update from them you will be notified accordingly.
Thursday, April 25 2019
By Safir on Thursday, April 25 2019, 22:02 - Network updates
As per update from BSCCL, SMW-4 about the extension of the repeater replacement R601 maintenance window, please find the detailed information below:
The repeater replacement activity has been started as per the Plan of Work (schedule) for the Repeater R601 in 1st phase of the maintenance of Sub-segment – S1.6 (Segment 1A), but due to unavoidable condition at under-water environment cable ship (AE) is now facing difficulties/challenges to pull-up the cable & repeater on board for changing /replace the faulty repeater. Cable ship is continuously trying their best to complete the activity at earliest possible time.
As per update from cable ship (AE) BSCCL is expecting it will take 5 to 7 more days to complete the activity. Once work is completed for the Repeater R601 in 1st phase you will receive confirmation. BSCCL will update again for the 2nd repeater replacement activity and associated downtime. During this maintenance period you may faced high latency and packet loss.
Thursday, April 18 2019
By Safir on Thursday, April 18 2019, 12:06 - Network updates
BSCCL will do maintenance work on the SMW4 submarine link. During this maintenance period you may face high latency and packet loss. We will reroute to mitigate this impact.
Expected Traffic Outage period:
20th - 24th April 2019
27st April - 1st May 2019
Note: The operation is subjected to availability of the relevant permits and weather conditions. The schedule may change at later time.
Monday, April 8 2019
By Niamul on Monday, April 8 2019, 19:54 - Maintenance
We may be performing maintenance work at one of our pop. The will affect users in the following locations:
Work window is between 2am and 5am on 11th April 2019.
Services will be down during that time.
We thank you for your patience and understanding. Regards,
Aalok IT Team
Thursday, March 14 2019
By Safir on Thursday, March 14 2019, 18:56 - Network updates
The problems with Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp are still continuing. There will be intermittent outages and service degradation until the problems fully resolved.
Please check status here:
Friday, March 8 2019
By Niamul on Friday, March 8 2019, 18:30 - Maintenance
Please be informed there is maintenance work of SWME-4 being performed by the sea cable consortium.
The work window:
March 2, 2019 to March 31, 2019
April 2, 2019 to April 6, 2019
During this time you may face fluctuation and higher latency to destinations.
Sunday, January 6 2019
By Safir on Sunday, January 6 2019, 13:26 - Network updates
Maintenance activity is taking place at our Mirpur POP. Power backup and redundant underground fiber links are being checked and upgraded. We apologize to the affected customers and ask for your patience until this emergency maintenance activity is completed.
Tuesday, November 20 2018
By Safir on Tuesday, November 20 2018, 20:54 - Network updates
There are technical issues with Facebook, Instagram & WhatsApp globally. Their network status can be checked at the following sites:
Monday, November 19 2018
By Niamul on Monday, November 19 2018, 09:31 - Maintenance
DPDC / Desco will be performing marine work at lalmatia from 9 am until 4 pm today (19/11/18).
Our pop at lalmatia will run on ups backup during the maintenance window and we are hopeful we can provide backup during that time.
You may face downtime during the last hour of the window should our backup run out.
We thank you in advance for your patience.
Aalok IT team
Sunday, November 18 2018
By Safir on Sunday, November 18 2018, 01:59 - Network updates
Please be informed that as per update from our primary upstream provider, there will be an urgent maintenance activity. During this maintenance period you may face high latency and packet loss.
Scheduled Date: Sunday, 18th November 2018
Maintenance Window: 7:30AM to 8:30AM
Activity Duration : 20-25 minutes
We apologise for any inconvenience.