Despite the coronavirus fallout, the telecom operators of the country have logged 45 lakh fresh subscribers in the recent months.
With the latest addition, the total number of mobile SIM users, irrespective of operator, reached 17.013 crore in December last year, says Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC).
According to the BTRC, Bangladesh had 16.55 crore mobile SIM subscribers in December of 2019.
At the same time, the telecom operators received 86 lakh internet subscribers in the span of 12 month from December, 2019.
With the latest hike, the total number of mobile internet users in the country stood at 10.2 crore.
However, Grameenphone has been succeeded to retain the top spot in terms of subscribers. The telecom operator now has 7.90 crore subscribers.
The number was 7.64 crore in the same month of the previous year, 20.5 lakh less from the current digit.
Robi turned out to be the second with 5.9 crore mobile SIM subscribers in December last year, 18 lakh higher from that of the previous corresponding month.
Third-placed Banglalink had 3,52 crore subscribers in December last year.
Besides, the number of Teletalk SIM users stook at 40 lakh.