Skype ‘blocked’

20 November, 2018 12:00 AM printer

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

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

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 up and down in the service somewhere following a technical problem.

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