The Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) has announced that it has decided to stop its removal operation for the time being, setting a deadline of November to replace the capital's hanging underground.
Leaders of Internet Service Providers Association of Bangladesh (ISPAB) and Cable Operators Association of Bangladesh (QUAB) met with DSCC Mayor Sheikh Fazle Noor Tapas on Sunday.
DSCC Mayor Tapas said in the briefing after the meeting that this agreement was reached.
In the briefing, Mayor Tapas said that no hanging on the road from South City will be cut from today onwards. In our meeting it was decided that they will take underground cable connection at their own cost and immediately cut the hanging wire.
And they have given us a commitment that they will finish it by next November. That's why we won't cut it.
ISPAB President MA Hakeem said, from today we will start underground connection work by bringing down the hanging wire. Hopefully by November.
Senior leaders of the two organizations were present along with founder president of QUAB SM Anwar Parvez.
Recently, Dhaka North (DNCC) and South City Corporation (DSCC) started a regular operation to remove the illegal wires hanging across the capital.
At the same time DNCC Mayor Atiqul Islam blamed the Nationwide Telecommunication Transmission Network (NTTN) operators for this. Two NTTN operators working in the private sector rejected his statement.
Posts and Telecommunications Minister Mustafa Jabbar also rejected Mayor Atiq's question about the role of Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) in supervising NTTN operators.
If the Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) does not reverse its decision to remove internet and cable TV network cables from electric poles without notice by Saturday or if the problem is not resolved, ISPAB will shut down these two services for three hours every day from Sunday (October 18) across the country. Quab.
Internet Service Providers Association Bangladesh (ISPAB) and Cable Operators Association of Bangladesh (QUAB) held a press conference last Monday and demanded a solution to the problem of his removal.
If the demand is not met, they announced a symbolic program to stop internet data connectivity and cable connection at all levels including homes, offices, banks across the country.
As per the programme, it has been announced that these two services will be closed across the country from 10 am to 1 pm every day from Sunday.
In such a situation, a meeting of the leaders of Internet Service Providers Association of Bangladesh (ISPAB) and Cable Operators Association of Bangladesh (QUAB) was organized today with DSCC Mayor.