BTRC checking if 3G, 4G still accessible in outcast camps

A specialized group of Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has begun a review to check whether the ongoing confinement on 3G and 4G versatile information administrations was working in the Rohingya camp regions in Cox’s Bazar.

The examination, which is being helped by specialized specialists from the cell phone administrators, started on Friday and will proceed till tomorrow.

The BTRC group said jammers will be introduced in the 32 Rohingya camps in Ukhiya and Teknaf upazilas, and the nearby specialists of the telecom administrators will be approached to quit selling SIM cards to the outcasts. They will likewise demand neighborhood police to remove unapproved specialists from this region, said a colleague mentioning namelessness.

On September 9, BTRC guided every single versatile administrator to constrain 3G and 4G benefits in Rohingya camp regions, yet the confinement upset telecom benefits in the territories encompassing the camps.

Then again, an agent of Bangladesh Mobile Phone Users’ Association revealed to The Daily Star that the 3G and 4G administrations are as yet accessible in certain camps.

In the interim, local people said that after the confinement was forced, neighborhood Wi-Fi organize business got an unexpected lift in the territories around the Rohingya camps.

Conversing with The Daily Star, Additional Superintendent of Police in Ukhiya Nehad Adnan Tainan said that in the wake of doing the investigation, the BTRC group will make proposals to the more recognizable expert to settle on a ultimate conclusion. The group will likewise meet the appointee magistrate (DC) and top cops of Cox’s Bazar in such manner.

“It is hard to limit portable system in a particular territory. That is the reason we may demand the legislature to plan a different guideline for Rohingyas,” said a BTRC colleague, wishing obscurity.

Notwithstanding the camps, BTRC will likewise review the base stations or versatile towers along the fringe to perceive how far the system is accessible inside Myanmar.

Prior, BTRC guided the telecom organizations to ensure that Myanmar doesn’t get any sign from administrators in Bangladesh.

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