On September 5, the High Court (HC) urged the nation’s mobile network operators to solve any problems regarding slow internet speeds.
The request came along amidst a hearing on a writ petition that looked for directives to ensure high-quality internet and network services to subscribers.
The High Court bench then suspended the hearing for 2 months, stating that it would pass an order if the problem pertaining to network or internet is not resolved within this time.
Mohiuddin Ahmed, president of the Mobile Phone Subscribers Association, Md Mahidi Hasan Dalim, a journalist, and Md Rashidul Hasan, a Supreme Court lawyer, placed the writ petition on June 8, 2021, as public interest litigation.
The secretary to the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications, BTRC chairman and chief executive officers of mobile network operators Grameenphone, Robi Axiata, Banglalink and Teletalk Bangladesh have been made respondents to the petition.
It was stated by the petitioners that the subscribers of various mobile network operators were experiencing sub-standard network coverage and slow internet speed on a consistent basis.
They stated that it is frustrating that even after charging high prices for data packages, the network operators could not provide quality services.