Mobile phone operators on Sunday reduced the bandwidth of mobile internet services for 30 minutes as per the instruction of Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) to prevent the leak of SSC exam question papers.
From 9:30am till 10am, users reported experiencing lower speed.
An official from BTRC, seeking anonymity, said mobile operators were asked to curb bandwidth from 10am till 11am. The commission sent letters to the operators in this regard.
Chief Technology Officer of International Internet Gateway (IIG) [email protected]
Suman Ahmed Sabir said around 9:30am the mobile internet speed started going down and remained low for half an hour.
"We talked to the BTRC officials and were told about this decision," he added.
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