News Desk : dhakamirror.com
The failure of the electricity grid is causing interruption telecommunication and internet services throughout the country
The Association of Mobile Telecom Operators of Bangladesh (AMTOB) released a related statement on Tuesday (October 4), outlining the risks of disruption brought on by a power outage.
Due to the failure of the national power grid, telecommunications services may be disrupted in some parts of the country. We apologize for the inconvenience, read the statement.
Additionally, subscribers also reported issues with mobile internet and SMS services.
Power outages have hit several places in the country’s central and southeastern region – including capital Dhaka, Chattogram and Sylhet – due to a collapse in the national grid.
“Electricity supply to the country’s central and southeastern region came to a halt at around 2pm Tuesday (4 October),” said Dhaka Electric Supply Company Ltd (Desco) Managing Director (MD) Md Kausar Ameer Ali.
When contacted, Bangladesh Power Development Board’s (BPDB) Southern Region Chief Engineer Rezaul Karim said that Dhaka, Mymensingh, Sylhet and Cumilla have been entirely blacked out due to a failure in the national grid’s eastern part.
Rezaul Karim, who is unsure of what caused the power outage said all units of BPDB’s southern region are busy restoring connectivity.
The BPDB’s Sales and Distribution Division-4’s Facebook page reports that the blackout took place at 2:02 PM owing to low frequency.
According to the Facebook post, it will take considerable time for the electricity situation to return to normal. National grid and power plant employees are currently trying to restore the connection.