Bangladesh Stops Mobile Services In Areas Along Indian Border: Reports

Dhaka: (HRNW)  The Bangladesh government has suspended mobile networks along the borders with India, citing security reasons “in the current circumstances”, a move that will affect around 10 million users in the area, according to media reports.
The operators suspended the networks on Monday within one kilometre of the borders with India, the Dhaka Tribune reported.

The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC), in its order to telecommunications service providers- Grameenphone, Teletalk, Robi and Banglalink- on Sunday, said network coverage in the border areas should be suspended until further notice “for the sake of the country’s security in the current circumstances”, it said.

“A high-level meeting of the government took this decision, following which the instructions were issued,” BTRC Chairman Jahurul Haque was quoted as saying by bdnews24, declining to give further explanations.

A BTRC official was quoted as saying in the Dhaka Tribune that around 2,000 base transceiver stations have been closed that would affect around 10 million users in 32 districts that share a border with India and Myanmar.

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