Bangladesh advances in internet speed
Bangladesh has advances seven spots in a global ranking on mobile download speeds, reaching 119th position.
The country recorded 13.95 Mbps in November last year, better than the 10.42 Mbps recorded in November 2021, according to Speedtest Global Index published recently.
The country also improved its global ranking for fixed broadband download speeds, gaining three spots to stand at 102th by recording 34.85 Mbps.
The index includes internet speeds in some of the world's largest cities across the globe.
"We are constantly providing directives to the mobile operators to improve their service…we are gradually improving," said Brig Gen Md Nasim Parvez, director general at Systems and Services Division at Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission.
"The network expansion of the operators and the improvement of quality of the devices substantially contributed to this gain," he added.
"There will be more faster internet speeds as the government allocated a huge chunk of spectrum last year. Once those spectrums are completely rolled out, the situation would be much better," he said.
Despite the gains, Bangladesh still significantly lags behind global mobile average download speeds of 33.97 Mbps and broadband download speeds of 75.45 Mbps.
Qatar and Chile are on the top spots for global mobile speeds and fixed broadband speeds, with an average download speed of 176.18 Mbps and 216.46 Mbps respectively.