The communication sector of Bangladesh has changed dramatically within 2 years. The incentives both from government and public sectors have helped to grow this sector.
The number of PSTN subscribers in Bangladesh as of August 2008 was 1.31 million
3.Sheba Telecom Ltd.(Banglalink)
5.Teletalk Bangladesh Ltd.(Teletalk)
6.Warid Telecom Int.(Warid Telecom (Bangladesh))
The number of mobile phone subscribers in Bangladesh as of August 2008 was 45.4 million.
6 licneses were issued by BTRC in 3 categories (IGW, ICX & IIG) through an open auction in February 2008. The incumbent BTTB got the same licenses too. Here is the list of all operators:
2. Mir Telecom (www.mirtelecom-bd.net)
3. Novotel Limited
Radios: 6.15 million (1997)
The government owned Betar-Radio Bangladesh operates from Dhaka and other local districts. Currently, the private FM radio channels are very popular. They are trying to attract young people by broadcasting music and news. The operating private radio channels include:
They have limited coverage. They are broadcasting in Dhaka and its surrounding areas.
Television broadcast stations: 16 (1999)
Televisions: 770,000 (1997)
The number of private satellite channels is growing. The first private channel in Bangladesh was ATN Bangla.
Internet country code: .bd
Internet Service Providers (ISPs): As of 2005 more than 180 Internet Service Providers are operating in the country.ISP's are regulated by the Bangladesh telecommunication regulatory commission (BTRC).
Internet users: The number of internet users in Bangladesh as of March 2008 is 500,000 compared to 100,000 in 2000.
Though broadband internet access is available it charges high for high speed connection than other south Asian countries.Broadband internet and e-commerce in Bangladesh is slowly progressing.WiMAX service is now available from some internet service providers.
There are 6 satellite earth stations.
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