Bangladesh is a mobile-first country. Bangladesh is the ninth largest mobile markets in terms of the number of subscribers in the world. Total unique mobile phone subscriber in the country stands at 85 million, which means 51% penetration (GSMA, 2017). According to BTRC, total mobile subscribers stands at 156 million at the beginning of 2019.
According to Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission, the number of internet users shot up from 30.48 million in 2013 to 90.05 million in 2018.
As of 2018, there are 80.47 million mobile phone internet users in Bangladesh (BRTC). Unique mobile internet subscribers were at 35 million in 2017, according to GSMA.