'We have asked the mobile network operators to restore their 3G and 4G services that were blocked across the country from 3pm on Saturday'
The mobile internet speed has been restored across the country from 6pm on the directive of the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) after the voting of Sundays’ national polls ended.
“We have asked the mobile network operators to restore their 3G and 4G services that were blocked across the country from 3pm on Saturday,” said BTRC Senior Assistant Director (Media and Communication wing) Md Zakir Hossain Khan.
Md Rezaul Kabir, general manager (system operations) of state-run Teletalk, attested to the development, saying they received the order from the BTRC around 6pm on Sunday, two hours after the 11thgeneral election ended.
He went on saying Teletalk’s 3G and 4G services were already resumed as of 6:15pm.
The telecom regulatory body blocked 3G and 4G services at 3pm on Saturday, keeping the 2G service (both voice and data) available.
Earlier on Thursday night, the BTRC had ordered the mobile operators to block their 3G and 4G services across the country until further notice.
However, the services were restored on Friday morning.