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Telecom services interrupted in many places

Power failure in the national grid

Published : 04 Oct 2022 10:31 PM

Due to power outages in the national grid, various places across the country have been left without power for a long time on Tuesday. There have been reports of disruption in telecommunication services from different parts of the country as well. 

A good number of people have reported problems with mobile internet and text messaging. Apart from this, it takes long time to connect phone calls, complaints said.

Association of Mobile Telecom Operators of Bangladesh (AMTOB), the organization of mobile phone operators, informed that such problems are happening in different parts of the country due to power failure. Telecommunication services may be temporarily interrupted. On behalf of the organization, AMTOB has expressed its regret to the customers for the temporary inconvenience.

Base transceiver stations (BTS), also known as mobile towers, play an important role in keeping telecommunications uninterrupted. If the power supply is interrupted due to any reason, the BTS can be operated for two to five hours with a generator. But, if there is no electricity for a long time, then it is not possible to keep the operation of BTS normal even with the generator.

According to the Power Grid Company of Bangladesh (PGCB), power outages have occurred in the eastern part of the national grid (across the Jamuna River). Power supply went off at 2:05 p.m. on Tuesday.

Since then, there is no electricity in the capital Dhaka, Chattogram, Cumilla and Sylhet regions.