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Viber, Whatsapp Good To Go: BTRC

November 30, 2016 |
Viber, Whatsapp Good To Go: BTRC

Just days after saying they have plans to restrict internet communications apps like Viber, Whatsapp, Imo and others, Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) declared yesterday that it has no specific plans to restrict them. The change in decision took only two days. State Minister Tarana Halim clarified this this is in a press statement, which...

Govt. opens up Viber, Skype, Twitter, Whatsapp

December 14, 2015 |
Govt. opens up Viber, Skype, Twitter, Whatsapp

Government finally has opened up Viber, Skype, Whatsapp, Hangout, Tango, Line. This announcement was made by Telecommunications State Minister Tarana Halim today. She informed that all users will be able to access these social media and communication apps within hours. It must be mentioned that, only three days after opening access to Facebook, the government...

Facebook Is Open But Messaging Apps Still Remain Blocked

December 10, 2015 |
Facebook Is Open But Messaging Apps Still Remain Blocked

So finally Facebook is unblocked but at the same time social media messaging and calling applications remain blocked, which faced the ill fate of Facebook at the exact same time and for the exact same reason. These applications include WhatsApp, Viber, Line, Tango and Hangouts. These services could be blocked until the Municipal Election are...

Legal Notice Sent To Lift Ban On Social Media Within 24 Hours

November 26, 2015 |
Legal Notice Sent To Lift Ban On Social Media Within 24 Hours

Popular social media platforms Facebook, WhatsApp and Viber have been blocked in the country since last Wednesday. Supreme Court lawyer Cumar Debul Dey sent a legal notice to the Post, Telecommunication and Information Technology Ministry Secretary, to lift the ban on social media within 24 hours. The notice claimed that the secretary will face legal...

Bangladesh Under Internet Blackout!

November 18, 2015 |
Bangladesh Under Internet Blackout!

The country just experienced an unforeseen as well as unannounced internet blackout for quite a few hours starting from around noon. During this time, internet users had to face severe difficulties in accessing the internet for official as well personal purposes. Sources have confirmed that such internet troubles might persist for the newx few days....

BTRC Issues Directive To Block Facebook, WhatsApp and Viber

November 18, 2015 |
BTRC Issues Directive To Block Facebook, WhatsApp and Viber

The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has issued a directive to block Facebook and two other social media platforms. The other two in question are popular messaging and voice calling applications, WhatsApp and Viber. Also, a directive has been given to block Facebook’s messenger service as well. It should be noted that internet service was...

WhatsApp & Viber To Be Blocked: Prime Minister

November 11, 2015 |
WhatsApp & Viber To Be Blocked: Prime Minister

The Bangladesh government is infamous for blocking social media websites or applications in an effort to stop terrorist activities in the country. It has now been confirmed that the government will block online messaging and calling services WhatsApp and Viber temporarily again, to prevent militants and terrorist activities that are on the verge of becoming...

Government Unblocks Viber, WhatsApp, Tango, Mypeople and Line

January 22, 2015 |
Government Unblocks Viber, WhatsApp, Tango, Mypeople and Line

Bangladesh Government has finally unblocked free internet calling and chatting services – Viber and WhatsApp – early Thursday. The users of these services started receiving messages and alerts that were queued up due to the blockade from some time around 12.20 AM. It must be mentioned that Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) blocked Viber and...

International Media Covers Viber Ban Of Bangladesh

January 20, 2015 |
International Media Covers Viber Ban Of Bangladesh

Viber, an internet telephony app, has been blocked by the government of Bangladesh. Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) issued a directive to the telecom operators and International Internet Gateway Operators to block Viber and Tango port for the sake of ‘national security’. However, it can be used over Wi-Fi, many reported. This particularly story has...