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Internet will be town for two and half hour until 24 February

Newsg Reporter 12 February , 2018, 16:34:57

  • Internet will be town for two and half hour until 24 February

Dhaka: The government has decided to shut down all internet services by two and half  hours till 24 February to stop the question paper leakage for SSC examination. All international internet gateways (IIGs) have been issued in a letter signed by Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) Senior Assistant Director of the Engineering and Operations Department Abdullah Al Amin. To provide internet slowdown, Sunday from 10am to 5pm, ISP, WiMAX and mobile phones Operators are slowed down the Internet speed.

According to the instructions of BTRC, IGs will have to make the ANS operators downstream speed of the Internet at a speed of 25 kilobytes per second (KBPs). With this instruction, all types of internet, including ISP, WiMAX and mobile Internet, will be slow.

Before the start of the SSC examinations on Sunday morning, the BTRC ordered that the mobile internet should be stopped only from 8am to 10pm. But the BTRC asked to stop the mobile internet for one hour, but the service was closed for 9 to 30 minutes.

In the meantime, if the broadband internet service is not interrupted, then the next instruction has decided to reduce all internet speed. According to the new decision, 11, 12, 13, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22 and 24 February will be told to reduce the speed of internet for two and a half hours in the morning of the examination and on February 18 for 12 hours.

Earlier on Sunday, on November 18, 2015, the internet was closed for one-and-a-half hours due to continuous militant attacks and killing of militants in connection with the killings. Even after the Internet was launched, the government stopped the use of several social network apps, including Facebook, for 22 days.

Abu Sayeed Khan, senior policyholder and telecommunications expert of Larn Asia Asia, disagreed with the reduction of Internet speed. There is no affiliation with anyone in the private sector. Therefore, the government's full responsibility for question papers leakage. There is no point in shutting down the Internet here. Then the curfew should be issued across the country. Everything should be closed by enforcing the evening law.

He also said that the government is making the technology stand in the culprit to cover its failure. It does not always bear good governance. The government is giving assurance that this two and a half hours of shutting down the internet will stop question papers?

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