Bangladeshi Internet users hit 98 mln

Source: Xinhua| 2019-09-22 22:42:33|Editor: yan
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DHAKA, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) -- With addition of nearly 7 million new users in the first eight months of this year, the total number of Bangladeshi Internet users reached over 98 million at the end of August, the statistics of the country's telecom regulator showed Sunday.

Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) data showed that the number of subscribers in the country reached 98.136 million.

Of the total subscribers, the BTRC data showed that there were 92.361 million mobile Internet and 5.735 million broadband Internet users in the country while the rest of the connections are through WiMAX (Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access).

The country's cellphone companies in the first eight months of this year saw nearly 5.59 million new users to take the total subscribers base to 162.583 million at the end of last month.

Bangladesh has currently four mobile companies, three of which are foreign-backed cellphone operators.

The number of subscribers of the mobile operators, Grameenphone, Robi Axiata, Banglalink and Teletalk stood at 75.619 million, 47.760 million, 34.817 million and 4.387 million respectively at the end of August, BTRC data showed.