Mobile technology spurs internet penetration in Bangladesh

Source: Xinhua| 2019-12-03 19:19:55|Editor: xuxin
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DHAKA, Dec. 3 (Xinhua) -- Propelled by the booming mobile industry, the number of Internet users in Bangladesh is on the rise, reaching 99.57 million at the end of October, statistics of the country's telecom regulator showed Tuesday.

Of the total subscribers, the Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) data showed that there were 93.79 million mobile Internet and 5.738 million broadband Internet users in the country while the rest of the connections are through WiMAX (Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access).

Bangladesh, which is in process to transform into a digital economy by 2021, 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 76.07 million, 48.35 million, 35.05 million and 4.71 million respectively at the end of October, BTRC data showed.

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