National grid failure: Telecom services may be disrupted

Telecom services are likely to be disrupted in some parts of the country following the national power grid failure today, Association of Mobile Telecom Operators of Bangladesh (AMTOB) has said.


“Due to national power grid failure, telecommunication services may be disrupted in some parts of the country. We are sorry for the inconvenience,” it said in a statement.


National power transmission grid failed at 2:05 pm – causing blackouts across Bangladesh, except some parts of the north.


According to officials at Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) and Power Grid Company of Bangladesh (PGCB), the transmission line tripped somewhere in the eastern part of the country, especially districts on the east of Jamuna river.


Following the grid failure, all power plants tripped one after another and electricity supply went off in Dhaka, Chattogram, Sylhet, Barishal and Mymensingh divisions.


It now remains to be seen how the national power grid failure affects telecom services in Bangladesh.


Source: United News of Bangladesh