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.
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