State Minister for Posts and Telecommunications Tarana Halim has said service booths, run by state owned mobile operator Teletalk, will be set up at Rohingya camps so that they can get communication facility.
The work of setting up Teletalk booths will start within three days at the refugee camps, she said after a meeting at Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) office on control and monitoring of SIM card usage by Rohingyas, reports UNB.
"2G network will be provided for the Rohingya refugees to facilitate their communication inside the country (Bangladesh)," she said.
"We have come to know that some Rohingyas are already using Bangladeshi SIM cards as locals sold them which is a punishable offence", she 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, she added.
"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.