The number of active internet users in Bangladesh increased by 14.04 lakh to 8.45 crore at the end of March this year from 8.31 crore at the end of February this year.
Of the internet users, mobile internet users increased 12.94 lakh to 7.88 crore in March from 7.75 crore a month ago, while broadband users increased by 1.09 lakh to 56.69 lakh in March from 55.6 lakh in February, says the monthly report of Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission.
Number of WiMAX subscribers increased by 1,000 to 87,000 in March this year from 86,000 in February.
The Global System for Mobile Communications, an association of mobile phone operators and manufacturers across the country, in a recent report stated that the country’s total unique mobile phone subscribers number was 8.5 crore at the end of December 2017, while the number of unique internet users was 3.38 crore at the end of last year.
According to BTRC officials, the commission treats a mobile phone number active when the number was found active once within a period of three months.
The same method was followed for counting active internet subscribers, the officials said.