High speed 3G, 4G cellular internet services have been switched back on 36 hours after the bandwidth technology was downgraded to 2G.
The faster internet services resumed from 10am Tuesday (Jan 1), said, Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) Senior Assistant Director Zakir Hossain Khan.
As per BTRC directive, 3G and 4G services were last stopped at 10pm Dec 30, the voting day of the 11th parliamentary election, after the services were unblocked for some four hours following initial shutting down.
Although the mobile internet speed was slowed down, broadband internet speed was kept as usual.
On Dec 30 directives, the BTRC said the outage will remain in place until further orders from the regulator.
The BTRC said then the move came to prevent rumours and propaganda surrounding the vote.
The 3G and 4G data services were first shut down for 10 hours on starting from Thursday (Dec 27) night to Friday (Dec 28) morning.
It then resumed around 8:30am on Friday only to be shut again on Saturday afternoon to a complete shutdown hours later on the eve of election.