Nearly 70 percent of cellphone sites resume in three flooded counties

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A total of 1,714 out of 2,528 mobile network sites (around 70 percent) in Sylhet, Sunamganj and Netrokona districts were reconnected by Saturday.

About 190 such sites are still not connected to the grid due to power shortages in those three counties, which authorities hope will be connected shortly.

Three Nationwide Telecommunication Transmission Network (NTTN) operators (Bahon Limited, Fiber at Home Limited and Summit Communications Limited) provide cellular networks in the three flood-prone districts. Most of these network providers’ Link Peripheral Processors (LPP) are currently active.

The number of active LPPs has also increased through Friday, reports UNB.

A total of 105 Internet Service Providers (ISP) provide Internet connections in Sylhet, Sunamganj, Netrokona and adjacent districts. These ISP companies have around 375 points of presence (PoP) in these areas.

Flooding has caused serious power shortages in these companies’ network installations, rendering 34 of these PoPs inactive.

The ISP companies are trying their best to keep the internet connections stable in these flooded areas.

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