Monday, January 4, 2016, Poush 21, 1422 BS, Rabiul Awal 22, 1437 Hijri

Illegal internet providers, cyber cafés asked to get licence
Observer Online Desk
Published :Monday, 4 January, 2016,  Time : 8:15 PM  View Count : 5
Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has asked the illegal internet service providers and cyber cafés to receive licences immediately from the authorities concerned.

It also warned that actions, including filing of cases, will be taken against the service providers which are running without licences.

The BTRC issued a notice in this regard on Monday.

According to the Bangladesh Telecommunication Act 2001, establishing or operating a telecommunication system in Bangladesh or undertaking any construction work of such system without a licence is a punishable office. An offender shall be liable to be sentenced to
imprisonment for a term not exceeding 10 years, or to a fine not exceeding Tk 300 crore or both, the notice said.

It also asked the organistions having BSCCL, IIG, BWA, NTTN and ISP lincenses to stop providing bandwidth services to the unauthorised
internet service providers and cyber cafés.


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