Mobile users cross 9.5cr
The country now has 9.55 crore mobile users which was 8.5 crore in December last year, according to the website of Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission.
Mobile operator Grameenphone has the highest 3.98 crore users, while Banglalink has 2.57 crore users, Robi 2.14 crore, Airtel 67.84 lakh, Citycell 16.83 lakh and state-owned Teletalk has 13.67 lakh users.
However, the number of total subscription means the number of valid connections or sold SIMs (subscriber identity module), not the number of people.
According to a study run by telecom equipment vendor Ericsson with the assistance of ACNielsen, a global marketing research firm, 81 percent mobile subscribers in Bangladesh use one SIM, 15 percent use two SIMs and 4 percent use three SIMs.
Multiple SIM users mostly use dual SIM enabled handsets while 33 percent users have more than one handset, according to the study published in May.