Govt to shut 3 crore illegal smartphones

Dhaka, Wednesday   08 April 2020

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Govt to shut 3 crore illegal smartphones

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 10:53 PM, 19 February 2020  

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Bangladesh's government has taken initiatives to stop about 3 crore illegal mobile phones.

The BTRC on Tuesday called for a tender. BTRC officials said the tender was called for the implementation of the National Equipment Identity Registrar (NEIR) between July and September next. With the introduction of the NEIR system, cell phones brought by mobile operators illegally cannot be launched on the network. 

Zakir Hossain Khan, senior assistant director (media) of BTRC said the government has taken such initiative to ensure the security of the cellphone. In the meantime, we hope to manage illegal cell phones one by one. But if the new system is introduced, there will be arrangements for buying phones from abroad by one's relatives, etc.

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