Bangladesh’s mobile subscriber base achieves milestone

30 May 2013

Bangladesh’s mobile subscriber base broke through the 100 million barrier during April, according to a statement made by the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC). The subscriber base stood at more than 98 million at the end of September 2012, but growth was restricted due a regulator-imposed directive that tightened SIM registration. Wireless penetration in the country remains below 65%, leaving plenty of room for future growth. According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, Bangladesh is the 15th country to reach a mobile subscriber base of more than 100 million.



Subscribe to CommsUpdate to get the day’s top telecom headlines delivered to your email.

Subscribe to CommsUpdate

Browse Past Issues


Filter CommsUpdate by the following categories or use the search.


Visit our help page information on performing advanced searches, including how to restrict the results by country or company.


CommsUpdate is an outstanding advertising venue for companies seeking to reach:

  • International carriers
  • Wholesale service providers
  • Equipment and software vendors
  • Telecom investors
  • Regulators

Learn more about advertising on CommsUpdate.