BTRC blocks Skype service


19th November, 2018 10:02:06 printer

BTRC blocks Skype service

Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has reportedly blocked telecommunication application Skype across the country.


Emdadul Haque, secretary general of Internet Service Providers Association of Bangladesh (ISPAB), informed that they have received a letter from the BTRC asking them to suspend all kinds of communication at home and abroad via Skype, reports UNB.


Several international internet gateway (IIG) service providers said they also received the letter on Sunday night.


However, acting BTRC chairman Jahurul Haque said there was no instruction from the telecom regulator about blocking Skype.


He said there might be ups and downs in the service somewhere following a technical problem.


Many Skype users claimed that they could not use the communication tool since morning.