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BTRC suspends 3G, 4G services in Rohingya camp areas

  • Published at 04:54 pm September 11th, 2019
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File photo: A massive gathering of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya people to observe two years of their latest exodus from Rakhine at a field in Camp No 4 (Extension) at Kutupalong's Modhurchhara in Ukhiya on Sunday, August 25, 2019 Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune

It will remain effective until further notice

Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has suspended 3G and 4G services in Rohingya camp areas in Teknaf and Ukhiya for an indefinite period. 

 "The services were suspended on Tuesday night," BTRC Senior Assistant Director Zakir Hossain said. "It will remain effective until further notice." 


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He said mobile operators were earlier directed to suspend 3G and 4G services between 5pm and 6am every day in Cox's Bazar Rohingya camps. 

 The BTRC on Monday night ordered mobile operators to suspend 3G and 4G data services in the area. 

 Bangladesh is currently hosting more than a million Rohingyas in Cox's Bazar camps.