10:44 AM, December 28, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 11:26 AM, December 28, 2018

3G, 4G speed restored

The mobile internet speed was restored this morning 10 hours after it was slowed down by the telecom regulator.

Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) through an e-mail asked four mobile operators to restore the 3G and 4G services around 7:30am without mentioning details, said officials of the operators.

The BTRC yesterday night suddenly directed the mobile operators to slow down the internet by shutting down 3G and 4G services two days ahead of the 11th national election.

As per the BTRC order issued around 10:00pm yesterday, people using the internet on their phones would not be able to stream or upload pictures or videos.

Use of communication apps would also be nearly impossible with the low-speed mobile internet.

As of November, over six crore people are currently using the 3G and 4G mobile internet.

Only 2G internet was available last night.

During the demonstrations for safe roads in August, the BTRC slowed down internet speed for almost 24 hours.

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