Teletalk booths to be set up at Rohingya camps

| Updated: October 22, 2017 16:27:46

Teletalk booths to be set up at Rohingya camps

Service booth by state-owned Teletalk will be set up at Rohingya camps to provide them communication facility.


State Minister for Posts and Telecommunications Tarana Halim announced it on Saturday after a meeting at Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) office on control and monitoring of SIM card usage by Rohingyas.


“2G network will be provided for the Rohingya refugees to facilitate their communication inside the country (Bangladesh),” she said.


Tarana also said the work of setting up Teletalk booths at refugee camps will start within three days, reports UNB.


“We have come to know that some Rohingyas are already using Bangladeshi SIM cards as locals sold them which is a punishable offence”, she added.


Tarana also said the government will operate mobile courts against the offenders and the mobile operators will be also be fined if found involved in such acts.


“We have brought the use of mobile phones under a system by biometric registration to prevent all kinds of offensive activities.” she said.


Representative and top officials of BTRC, Home Ministry, Rapid Action Battalion (Rab), National Telecommunication Monitoring Centre (NTMC) were also present at the meeting.

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