The restriction on the mobile internet will continue until 12:01am on Dec 31.
Mobile phone operators say they have officially been instructed to shut down services for 33 hours.
BTRC Senior Assistant Director (Media) Zakir Hossain Khan said, “For state security and to prevent the spread of rumors, mobile phone operators have been instructed by email to shut down internet services. Services will resume on Monday.”
According to telecommunication authorities, Bangladesh had nearly 91.8 million internet users in November, of them 86 million use mobile internet.