Bangladesh ended August with 162.58 million mobile phone subscribers, up from 162.11 million at end-July, according to data from the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC). Grameenphone led the a market with 75.61 million mobile customers in August, up from 75.43 million in July, followed by Robi Axiata with 47.76 million, up from 47.73 million the previous month. Banglalink had 34.81 million mobile customers, while Teletalk ended August with 4.38 million mobile customers.
The BTRC figures also show that there were 98.13 million internet subscribers in August, up from 96.17 million in July. The fixed-line internet user base rose to 5.735 million in August from 5.734 million in July, and the WiMax subscriber base was flat at 40,000. Internet subscribers are defined as people who have used the internet at least once in the past 90 days.