Bangladesh restores mobile Internet services

The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) ordered mobile operators to shut down mobile Internet services leading up to a national election. On 27 December, 3G and 4G mobile Internet services were shut down, followed by a shutdown of 2G mobile Internet on 29 December. Mobile Internet services were restored on 30 December at 18.00 local time, after the voting finished. Another shutdown of 3G and 4G mobile Internet occurred on 30 December at 21.00 local time. The services were resumed on 1 January at 10.00 local time, according to a spokesperson with the BTRC.