Rohingya camps still get full network after dark

Teknaf Correspondent
Published : 06:00, Sep 09, 2019 | Updated : 06:00, Sep 09, 2019

People at the Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazaar can still access the mobile network though some have reported interruptions.
Recently, an order was given to start 2G at camps from 5 pm to 6 am, though it was not implemented in most camps. On Saturday evening at 7 pm, one resident talked for ten minutes with his uncle in a video call.
However, residents at Alikhali, Leda, Shalbagan and Noyapara camps say they are unable to talk on their mobiles. At Ukhiya, the network is weak.
Near the Naikhanchari area, the network is normal, using MPT SIM of Myanmar.
A resident near the zero points said that he was getting normal network.
Chairman of the development committee for Leda Rohingya camp, Mohammad Alam, says: “Although the government has taken a strong stance over the use of mobiles, in some areas network facilities are still available and we have informed the authority to take necessary steps.”
Teknaf upazila council chairman, Mohammad Nurul Alam said: “We will inform the district administration about network remaining unchanged in some areas.”
On 1 September, the Post and Telecommunication Department ordered Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission, BTRC, to stop mobile service for Rohingyas. Later, to avoid a complete shutdown, it was decided to start the 2G service from 5pm till 6am the following day.