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Fire in Dhaka's Khawaja Tower causing Internet outages in Bangladesh

October 25, 2023
Khawaja Tower in Dhaka’s Mohakhali district houses several international internet gateway (IIG) service providers, data centers and IXPs.

A fire in the tower has knocked out a portion of Bangladesh’s internet connectivity.

According to Kentik’s aggregate NetFlow, traffic to Bangladesh began declining around 11:02 UTC (5:02pm local) on October 26. Georgia Tech’s IODA tool also does an excellent job illustrating the impact of the fire using multiple internet measurement metrics.

Doug Madory

Doug Madory is the director of internet analysis for Kentik where he works on internet infrastructure analysis. The Washington Post dubbed him “The Man who can see the Internet” for his reputation in identifying significant developments in the global layout of the internet. Doug is regularly quoted by major news outlets about developments ranging from national blackouts to BGP hijacks to the activation of submarine cables. Prior to Kentik, he was the lead analyst for Oracle’s internet intelligence team (formerly Dyn Research and Renesys).

Twitter: @DougMadory

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