Are facing Gmail attachment download problem from Bangladesh? Google users in Bangladesh have been facing difficulties in using the tech giant’s services, such as Gmail, Google Ads, Google drive and its cloud services, for a week as a direct consequence of the government blocking some websites and links, industry insiders said.
In some parts of the country, YouTube services were also not running smoothly, while companies who take e-mail services from the search engine giant were also facing problems, they said. Additionally, international internet gateways and internet service providers are observing a huge decline in Facebook usage in the country.Internet service providers (ISPs) said the sudden blocking of contents and websites created problems on the service quality of the internet.
ISPs noticed the problems with Google’s services Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) blocked 54 websites on Monday.Afterwards, some of them also notified their customers and apologised for the inconvenience, said a top leader at the Internet Service Providers Association of Bangladesh (ISPAB), preferring anonymity.Among the 54 websites blocked, two sites were hosted using the Google platform – and that was creating the problems, said MA Hakim, president of ISPAB. Lots of users have been complaining about problems faced while uploading and downloading files on Gmail and being unable to use its cloud services, he said, adding that the ISPs were yet to find a solution. “We are expecting the government might rethink the whole process and customers will get smooth services again after the general election,” he said.