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 Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Mobile Subscribers in Bangladesh touch 43.7 million, as reported by the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission. Bangaldesh’s six mobile operators signed up a total of 1.66 million new users until end June, 2008.

The Market leader, GrameenPhone, controlled by Norway’s Telenor, increased its subscriber base by 730,000 in June to 19.58 million. Banglalink, part of the Egyptian Orascom Telecom group, signed up 470,000 with its new total at 9.46 million. Telekom Malaysia subsidiary TM International (Bangladesh) Limited (AKTEL), added 140,000 users to reach a subscriber base of 7.85 million. UAE-backed Warid Telecom (Bangladesh), added 180,000 users to reach 3.31 million subscribers.

The sole CDMA cellular operator in a GSM-dominated field, Pacific Bangladesh Telecom Limited (CityCell), part-owned by SingTel, saw its customer base grow to 1.7 million, up from 1.64 million in May, whilst the total users of state-owned Teletalk stood at 1.07 million at the end of June.

In Brief:

Name Total until June 2008 Additions in June
GrameenPhone (Telenor) 19.58 Million      730,000
BanglaLink (Orascom) 9.46 Million 470,000
AKTEL (Telekom Malaysia) 7.85 Million 140,000
Warid (UAE Backed) 3.31 Million 180,000
City Cell CDMA (Singtel) 1.7 Million 60,000
MOBILE SUBSCRIBERS (BANGLADESH) 43.7 Million          1.66 Million

Technorati : AKTEL, BTRC, BanglaLink, Bangladesh, CityCell, Grameenphone, Mobile, Mobile Statistics, Mobile Subscribers, Singtel, TeleTalkWarid.

Source:  Wireless Federation, based on Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission.