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Bijoy keyboard software not mandatory for android phones: Mustafa Jabbar

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Published: 16:21, 25 January 2023  
Bijoy keyboard software not mandatory for android phones: Mustafa Jabbar

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Bijoy keyboard software installation in all android phones is not mandatory, said Posts and Telecommunications Minister Mustafa Jabbar on Wednesday.

Amid criticism over the matter, the minister made it clear while talking to reporters on the 2nd day of the Deputy Commissioners Conference 2023 at the Osmani Memorial Auditorium in Dhaka.

“Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has used the word – ‘Mandatory’ but it is misleading,” said the minister.

One can install, uninstall, remove and reinstall any software on any Android phone. So there is no need to use the word ‘mandatory’, he said.

The mobile phone set manufacturers or importers will provide software to facilitate Bangla writing. Whether a user uses the software or not is entirely up to him/her, he said.

Regarding the internet service, he said the 4G service has been provided in more than 98 percent of the country. “Now we are working with 5G which is 10 times more powerful than 4G.”

Besides, there are more than 10 crore mobile internet subscribers and some fixed internet subscribers too, he said. “We should give more importance to mobile internet.”

“But we are not able to install towers for the network in different parts of the country. Some people spread propaganda that towers are emitting radiation. We have tested and found that these are propaganda. People should not obstruct the towers installation work.”