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Friday April 20, 2018 01:07 AM

Global Digital Report: 49% Bangladeshis use internet

Global Digital Report: 49% Bangladeshis use internet

Since January 2017, the volume of internet users has jumped by 29%

Nearly half of Bangladesh’s population currently uses internet, according to the Global Digital Report.

Since January 2017, the volume of internet users has jumped by 29%, said the report by `We are Social and Hootsuite’.

By the end of the last year, the total number of Bangladeshi internet users stood at 81.66 million and of them, 76.22 million were active mobile internet users.

The report said that the total number of mobile phone connections stood at 137.2 million by the end of 2017, which means that 83% of Bangladesh’s population has mobile connections.

The global internet users have now passed the 4 billion mark, according to the report.

“Well over half of the world’s population now uses the internet and a quarter of a billion new users came online for the first time during the past 12 months.

“Much of this growth in internet users has been driven by more affordable smartphones and mobile data plans,” said the report.

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