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Telecommunication in Bangladesh

Compared to the United States, Bangladesh is massively lagging behind in the development of telecommunications. Under the country code +880, there were a total of 177.67 million connections in 2020. Among them were 176.28 million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 1.1 per person. In the US, , this figure is 1.1 mobile phones per person.

With about 71,164 webhosts, Bangladesh is below the world's average by population. At the end of 2020, 23,085 million of these, or about 32 percent, were secured with SSL or comparable encryption.

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Development of telephone and internet connections

With an average download speed of 32.68 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, Bangladesh ranked 101st in an international comparison. The upload rate was only 32.50 Mbit/second (49th place).
In mobile internet, i.e. on tablets and smartphones, Bangladesh comes 130th with a download speed of 9.6 Mbit/second. The upload speed of around 8 Mbit was enough for 106th place.

The Speedtest Global Index published regularly by Ookla is based on several million individual measurements in July 2022 from 182 countries.

The following diagrams show the development of the various telephone and Internet connections as a percentage of the country's population. Values above 100% mean that, on average, every inhabitant has more than one connection.

Access to the Internet in Bangladesh from 1990 - 2020

Broadband internet in Bangladesh 2007 - 2020

Symbol image: cell towerBangladesh is lagging behind in the expansion of broadband Internet connections. Around 25% of all residents have access to the Internet. Around 6% have their own fast Internet connection, which is at least faster than the former ISDN (more than 256 kbit/s). All fixed connections via DSL, cable or satellite were counted here, but not those connected to the Internet via mobile communications.

Landlines 1990 - 2020

Mobile phones 1990 - 2020

Distribution in 2020Bangladesh
Internet users40.84 m24.80 %301.33 m90.90 %
Broadband users10.05 m6.10 %121.18 m36.55 %
Landlines1.39 m0.84 %101.53 m30.63 %
Mobile cellulars176.28 m107.04 %351.48 m106.03 %

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