Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission has asked all mobile operators to shut down 3G and 4G services with immediate effect.
According to an e-mail sent to the mobile operators by the BTRC’s engineering and operations department, only 2G internet will be available now.
As per the BTRC directives, the decision is effective immediately. And the 3G and 4G services will be restored after midnight of December 31, it said.
However, the telecoms authority hasn’t issued any directives about broadband services.
Earlier on Wednesday, the BTRC in a meeting with the International Internet Gateway representatives said social media sites, especially Facebook, would be blocked if needed.
Later on Thursday night, the commission shut down 3G and 4G services and restored them on Friday morning.