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Bangladesh now has 100m mobile phone users

Update : 28 May 2013, 10:41 AM

Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission on Tuesday officially announced to cross the 100m active mobile connection subscribers' landmark.

The industry has made this achievement on April with 101.205m subscribers. 

BTRC claimed that the mobile penetration is 66.36% among the whole population with a growth of 10% per annum.

Grameenphone led the market with 42.37m mobile phone subscribers, compared with 41.79m a month earlier.

Banglalink’s customer base inched up to 26.3m from 25.92m subscribers, while Robi ended April with 21.69m, up from 21.40m users in March.

Airtel’s customer base was 7.47m in March, and after April it reached to 7.55m.

Teletalk’s, the state-owned and the only 3G operator in the country, ended April with 18.44m subscribers which includes 1.831m subscribers than the previous month.

Citycell, the oldest and now the lowest subscriber base operator contains 1.425m subscribers from 1.451m earlier. The number of Citycell subscribers have been declining for the last couple of months.

Along with Bangladesh, only 12 countries in the world have more than 100m active subscribers.

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