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 163.22 million connections in 2018. Among them were 161.77 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 15% of all residents have access to the Internet. Approximately 6% 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

The following diagrams show the development of the different 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 subscription.


Spread of internet connections in Bangladesh 1990 - 2017




Broadband internet in Bangladesh 2007 - 2018




Landlines in the years 1990 - 2018




Mobile phones in Bangladesh 1990 - 2018




Spreading in 2018 Bangladesh
Total
Bangladesh
percent
EU
Total
EU
percent
Broadband users 10.24 m 6.34 % 152.50 m 34.13 %
Landlines 1.45 m 0.90 % 171.14 m 38.31 %
Mobile cellulars 161.77 m 100.26 % 545.16 m 122.02 %