HIGH-SPEED INTERNET SERVICES RESTORED IN BANGLADESH AFTER 10 HOURS

As Bangladesh is ready for polls on Sunday, the country’s telecom regulator has ordered shut down of internet ahead of general elections. The current Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is seeking re-election for a fourth term in the country.

According to the order issued by the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) the four mobile operators of the country had shut down 3G and 4G internet services. The high-speed internet services were restored again on Friday morning after the internet was suspended for 10-hours.

The BTRC in an e-mail ordered the four mobile operators to restore the 3G and 4G services around 7:30 am on Friday morning and didn’t reveal any other details. 

According to November data, around 6 crore people are utilizing the 3G and 4G mobile internet services in the country.

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