Mobile internet returned to normal on Sunday evening after remaining almost suspended for around
24 hours across Bangladesh.
The speed of mobile internet had been kept within 128 kilobytes per second by the mobile phone operators following an instruction from the
Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission.
As a result of the BTRC instruction, 3G and 4G mobile internet services were unavailable in major areas across the country since 7:30pm on Saturday in the face of the movement of school and college students against anarchy in the transport sector.
Many subscribers even failed to get internet connectivity during the period.
Regretting for the inconveniences, BTRC senior assistant director Md Zakir Hossain Khan told New Age, ‘Mobile
internet connectivity has been brought to normalcy fixing the technical glitches.’
‘We hope mobile phone customers would be able to use uninterrupted internet connectivity from now on,’ he said.
Earlier on August 2, senior police officials at a high-level meeting in Dhaka recommended suspension of 3G and 4G mobile internet services to tackle the protests.
Thousands of students in Dhaka and elsewhere in the country took to the streets for the eighth consecutive day on Sunday protesting against anarchy in the 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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