Mobile users top 27 million, reports regulator

20 Jul 2007

Bangladesh’s mobile subscriber base reached 27.72 million at the end of June 2007, reports the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC), giving the country a cellular penetration of 19.8%, according to the regulator’s figures. The watchdog went on to report market shares of the mobile network operators at the end of the month: Grameenphone 50.4%, 13.97 million users, up from 13.24 million at end-May; Telekom Malaysia International Bangladesh (AKTEL) 18.2%, 5.05 million users, down from 5.55 million a month earlier; Sheba Telecom (Banglalink) 21.8%, 6.04 million (5.53 million); Pacific Bangladesh Telecom Limited (CityCell) 4.7%, 1.3 million (1.27 million); Teletalk 3.2%, 890,000 (870,000); and new entrant Warid Telecom reached 1.7% and 470,000 subscribers, up from 200,000 the previous month.



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