BTRC launches NEIR today to block illegal handsets

Staff Correspondent

1 July, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Bangladesh Telecommu-nication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) launches the National Equipment Identity Register (NEIR) system today to curb the use of illegal handsets.

Posts and Telecommunications Minister Mustafa Jabbar will virtually inaugurate the system at 11:00am, said a press release on Wednesday.

Posts and Telecommunications Division Secretary Afzal Hossain will attend the programme as a special guest with BTRC Chairman Shyam Sunder Sikder in the chair.

Through the installation of the NEIR system, all unregistered and fake phones will be disconnected from the country’s mobile networks.