The number of mobile subscribers in Bangladesh crossed the 100 million mark in April, the telecom regulator of Bangladesh said in a statement.
The subscriber base was 90 million in the same month a year ago when the mobile penetration was 61.83 per cent, according to the statement.
“It’s a great achievement for the country as well as the industry,” said TIM Nurul Kabir, secretary general of the Association of Mobile Telecom Operators of Bangladesh.
It is remarkable that 100 million people out of the country’s 16 million have mobile connections, Kabir said.
For the last seven months, the subscriber base was hovering bellow 100 million due to a directive of the regulator that tightened the SIM registration, according to industry insiders.
Among the six mobile operators, Grameenphone has the highest subscriber base of 42.3 million, followed by Banglalink 26.4 million, Robi 21.7 million, Airtel 7.6 million, Citycell 1.42 million and state-owned Teletalk 1.84 million.