BTRC to ban PUBG Mobile & Free Fire : Other online platforms in radar: On 16th August 2021 Honorable High Court of Bangladesh has issued a directive to ban harmful online games such as PUBG Mobile and Free Fire. Following the High Court directive, BTRC ( Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission) has taken the initiative to ban these games in their country.
In a media release, Mr Subrata Roy Maitra, Vice-chairman of BTRC, stated that the process had been started after getting confirmation from Court on Tuesday. He further stated that "We have already asked the Department of Telecommunications (DOT) to take action to block PUBG and Free Fire [from the country's online space]. "
Also, telecom regulatory is preparing the list of harmful apps and online platforms like Bigo Live, TikTok, Likee and more.
Currently, they are evaluating and reviewing the apps on the list. He further stated that "we may not be able to ban all of them due to technical shortcomings. In that case, we will write to the concerned authorities and consult or outsource the task to those who can."
Recently, Free Fire players from Bangladesh have got their server to play the game. Earlier, they are playing in India server, resulting in higher Ping and latency in the game.
Previously, Bangladesh High Court has issued an order to ban online games like Free Fire and PUBG Mobile from their country. They stated that "Online games are creating a negative impact on children's brain. Also, the Youth generation, who are the country's future, are getting addicted to such games and online platforms."