3G, 4G mobile internet restored after three days

Staff Correspondent | Published: 11:15, Jan 01,2019 | Updated: 22:22, Jan 01,2019

 
 

Mobile phone internet services were restored to normalcy on Tuesday after keeping high-speed 3G and 4G internet services suspended almost three days due to national polls.
The 11th parliamentary polls were held in the country in December 30.
Acting on a Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission order, country’s mobile operators unblocked the 3G and 4G internet services at 10:30am on Tuesday.
Since December 27, the government suspended the mobile phone internet services thrice for different spells.
Broadband internet services, however, remained unaffected.
On December 27 night, BTRC suspended 3G and 4G services, keeping 2G, a slower internet service, open.
The 3G and 4G internet services of the mobile phone operators were restored in the morning of December 28.
At 3:00pm on December 29, the government again asked the mobile phone operators to suspend mobile phone internet services completely for 33 hours till 12:01am
Monday.
Although the government restored 2G, 3G and 4G internet services around 7:00pm on Sunday after the polls ended at 4:00pm on the day, it again blocked 3G and 4G services after two
hours.

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