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Bangladesh - Corporate - Power & Energy - December 28, 2023

1417 m people use internet in 2023

Staff Correspondent: Internet connection is playing a key role in the formation of digital Bangladesh through the use of information technology in various sectors of the country. Through this, it has become possible to integrate even remote rural areas and cities of the country as per the need. As a result, as the dependence on technology has increased day by day, the dependence on the Internet and its use has also increased by leaps and bounds. Needless to say, without free internet flow, the overall management of the entire country can stop in an instant.
The reality is that a large number of people in the country, from rural areas to slums and cities, are now internet-dependent. According to the data obtained from Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC), about 1417 million people (147.70 crore people) received services through mobile,
ISP (Internet Service Provider) and PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network) throughout the year. Among them, the number of customers receiving internet service through mobile is 1,283 million (128.03 crore), the number of customers receiving internet service through ISP and PSTN is 133 million (13.03 crore).
A large number of people used the Internet in 11 months from January to November this year.
Analysis of the data shows that 112.21 million in January, 113.13 million in February, 114.07 million in March, 114.40 million in April, 115.57 million in May, 117.25 million in June, 117.25 million in July 118.79 million, 119.79 million in August, 119.77 million in September, 119.41 million in October and 118.96 million people used internet through mobile. In total, this number is 1,283.35 million.
On the other hand, 11.87 million in January, 11.87 million in February, 12.05 million in March, 12.05 million in April, 12.05 million in May, 12.05 million in June through various internet service providers i.e. ISP and PSTN. .15 million, 12.15 million in July, 12.15 million in August, 12.49 million in September, 12.49 million in October and 12.49 million in November. The total number is 133.81 million.
Mobile, ISP and PSTN – 124.08 million in January, 125.00 million in February, 126.12 million in March, 126.45 million in April, 127.62 million in May, 129.40 million in June, 130.94 million people used the Internet in July, 131.94 million in August, 132.26 million in September, 131.89 million in October and 131.44 million in November. In total, this number is one thousand 417.14 million.
Analyzing these data, it can be seen that the most number of customers using mobile internet this year was in the month of August. 119.79 million (11.98 crore) people used internet through mobile this month (August). January was the least number of customers. 111.21 million (11.12 crore) people used internet through mobile this month (January).
ISPs and PSTNs remained fairly close and parallel throughout the year. January-February was the least number of customers. 11.87 million customers have taken the service in these two months. Highest service taken in September, October and November. The number of users in these three months was 12.49 million.
If we compare the number of Internet users last year i.e. 2022 with these statistics, it can be seen that during the same period (January-November) in 2022, the number of mobile Internet users was one thousand 256 million (125.60 crore). Which is about 26.87 million (2.69 crore) less than the current year.
ISPs and PSTNs had 121 million subscribers during this period (January-November) in 2022. Which is 7.52 million less than the current year.
However, for the entire year of 2022 (12 months), the number of mobile internet subscribers was 1,369 million. The number of internet users through ISP and PSTN was 1,033 million.
Analyzing the data of BTRC, it can be seen that 111.77 million in January 2022, 112.69 million in February, 113.90 million in March, 113.21 million in April, 114.53 million in May, 115.07 in June. Million, 116.41 million in July, 116.12 million in August, 114.74 million in September, 114.60 million in October, 113.44 million in November and 112.55 million customers use internet through mobile. In total, this number stands at one thousand 502.23 million.
On the other hand, 10.10 million in January, 10.10 million in February, 10.99 million in March, 10.99 million in April, 10.99 million in May, June 11.14 million in July, 11.14 million in July, 11.14 million in August, 11.58 million in September, 11.58 million in October, 11.58 million in November and 11.87 million in December. In total, this number stands at 133.2 million.
121.87 million in January, 122.79 million in February, 124.89 million in March, 124.20 million in April, 125.52 million in May, 126 in June. 21 million, 127.55 million in July, 127.26 million in August, 126.32 million in September, 126.18 million in October, 125.02 million in November and 124.42 million people use the Internet. In total, this number stands at one thousand 502.23 million.
It is clear from these statistics that the number of customers using internet through mobile, ISP and PNTN in 11 months of this year has surpassed the number of customers using internet in 12 months of last year. However, this year the customers have to deal with the impact of several shocks in getting uninterrupted internet service. On October 26 this year, Dhaka’s Internet service was severely disrupted due to a fire at Khawaja Tower in Mohakhali. Internet was slow for several days and uninterrupted internet service was not available in some places as the fire damaged the connections of Interconnection Exchange (ICX) operators in the tower.
On October 31 and November 2, the first submarine cable upgrade work was partially interrupted for about 20 hours over two days.
Finally, on November 25, Bangladesh Submarine Cables PLC (BSCPLC) limited the connection of 19 companies providing Internet services in the country for allegedly owing more than 3.5 billion rupees. As a result, there is a problem of slow internet connection in the whole country. However, later on after payment of the dues the internet service was normalized by gradually increasing the bandwidth.

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