Telecommunication in Bangladesh

Compared to the European Union, Bangladesh is massively lagging behind in the development of telecommunications. Under the country code +880, there were a total of 167.02 million connections in 2019. Among them were 165.57 million million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 1.0 per person. In the EU, this figure is 1.2 mobile phones per person.

In the expansion of broadband Internet connections, Bangladesh is back. Around 13% of all residents have access to the Internet. Approximately 5% have their own fast Internet connection, which is at least faster than the previous ISDN (more than 2048 kbit/s).

With about 71,164 webhosts, Bangladesh is below the world's average by population.


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Development of telephone and internet connections

With an average download speed of 31.89 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, Bangladesh ranked 97th in an international comparison. The upload rate was 32.77 Mbit/second (52nd place). The quality of the Internet, consisting of signal fluctuations (jitter) and latency, is very far ahead at 13th place.
In mobile internet, i.e. on tablets and smartphones, Bangladesh comes 134th with a download speed of 10.29 Mbit/second. The upload speed of around 7 Mbit was only enough for 128th place.

The "Speedtest Global Index" published regularly by Ookla is based on several million individual measurements in November 2020 from 176 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 - 2019




Broadband internet in Bangladesh 2007 - 2019




Landlines 1990 - 2019




Mobile phones 1990 - 2019




Spreading in 2019Bangladesh
Total
Bangladesh
percent
EU
Total
EU
percent
Broadband users8.09 m4.96 %157.90 m35.28 %
Landlines1.45 m0.89 %166.16 m37.13 %
Mobile cellulars165.57 m101.55 %547.36 m122.31 %