3G and 4G mobile phone internet services were suspended for 24 hours from Saturday evening in the face of movement of school and college students against anarchy transport sector.
Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission asked the mobile phone operators Saturday noon to bring down the internet service to 128 kbps suspending the 3G and 4G internet services across the country for the next 24 hours from 7:30pm, according to the operators.
Asked for comment, commission acting chairman Md Jahurul Haque told New Age that the operators were not given any order to suspend their internet services.
He, however, said the operators might have done some ‘trial run’ slowing down their internet services in the present situation.
Mobile users complained that the internet services went off all on a sudden at about 7:30pm.
Earlier on August 2, top police officials at a high-level policymaking meeting in Dhaka recommended suspension of 3G and 4G mobile internet services to tackle the students’ protests.
Thousands of students in Dhaka as elsewhere across the country took to streets for the seventh consecutive day on Saturday protesting against anarchy in road transport sector and demanding justice for the deaths of two of their fellows, killed by a bus that, racing two others, ploughed through a crowd of students waiting for buses in front of Kurmitola General Hospital on Airport Road on July 29.
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