Internet users up by 7.38 lakh in February

DHAKA,  Bangladesh witnessed a sharp rise of
internet users by 7.38 lakh in a month, as the total number stood at 9.99
crore in February from 9.92 crore in January.

Among the total users, mobile internet connection was 9.42 crore,
according to the latest statistics released by the Bangladesh
Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC).

In January, the mobile internet connection was 9.34 crore.

Besides, the WiMAX internet connection number decreased to 5,000 in
February. BTRC has issued LTE license to the three BWA operators –
Banglalion, Qubee and Ollo as the WiMAX technology became obsolete globally.

However, the ISP and PSTN internet connection rose to 57.43 lakh in
February.

On the other hand, mobile phone subscribers has increased by 4.99 lakh in
February, as the total number stood at 16.61 crore from 16.56 crore in
January.

Market leader Grameenphone has lost 6.09 lakh subscribers, which pushed
down its total base to 7.58 crore in February from 7.64 crore in January.

Besides, Robi has bagged 2.90 lakh subscribers to take its tally to 4.96
crore from 4.93 crore in January.

Banglalink acquired 8.22 lakh subscribers which pushed up its total base
to 3.57 crore from 3.49 crore in February while Teletalk’s customers came
down to 48.73 lakh.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)