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Bangladesh - Telecoms, Mobile, and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

  • ID: 4396517
  • Report
  • Region: Bangladesh
  • 55 Pages
  • Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd
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Mobile Broadband Subscriber Growth Gains Momentum in Bangladesh

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Airtel Bangladesh
  • Banglalink
  • CityCell (PBTL)
  • GrameenPhone
  • Robi
  • Teletalk
  • MORE

Bangladesh ranks among the most densely populated countries on the globe, but its fixed-line penetration remains the lowest in South Asia. About 80% of fixed telephone services are found in Bangladesh’s four main cities, while 80% of the population lived in rural villages.

Overall fixed line penetration dropped slightly from 2012 to 2017. The market is predicted to decline further over the next five years to 2022 as the mobile segment continues to grow for both voice and data/broadband usage.

In 2017 Bangladesh’s government undertook a project to extend fibre-optic connectivity. The project named ‘Establishment of ICT Network to Remote Areas (Connected Bangladesh)’ is expected to benefit 25-30% of the population.

The penetration of Internet users in Bangladesh remains very low by international standards however has grown very strongly over the past five years driven by strong growth in mobile broadband. Moderate growth is predicted over the next five years to 2022 as the penetration of mobile broadband is predicted to continue to increase.

Fixed broadband penetration in Bangladesh remains very low mainly due to the dominance of the mobile platform. Also, the limited and declining number of fixed lines is restricting more widespread development of fixed broadband.

Bangladesh’s mobile market remains relatively under-developed however has experienced strong growth over the last five years. Slow to moderate growth is predicted over the next five years to 2022. The market will be constrained from higher growth due to very strong local competition.

Bangladesh has seen a very rapid increase in mobile broadband penetration over the past five years driven by a rising level of mobile subscribers. However, the mobile broadband market is still at an early stage of development with penetration well below most other Asian countries. Strong growth is predicted over the next five years to 2022.

Key Developments:

  • The merger of mobile operators Robi Axiata and Airtel Bangladesh has been completed.
  • Overall fixed line penetration dropped slightly from 2012 to 2017.
  • Robi and Ericsson jointly ran trials of 4G LTE technology in the capital Dhaka.
  • Bangladesh’s mobile market remains relatively under-developed however has experienced strong growth over the last five years.
  • Slow to moderate growth is of mobile subscribers is predicted over the next five years to 2022.
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Airtel Bangladesh
  • Banglalink
  • CityCell (PBTL)
  • GrameenPhone
  • Robi
  • Teletalk
  • MORE

1. Executive summary

2. Key statistics

3. Country overview
3.1 Background

4. Telecommunications market
4.1 Market Overview and Analysis
4.2 Background

5. Regulatory Environment
5.1 Bangladesh Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (BTRC)
5.2 Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications & Information Technology
5.3 Telecommunications Act 2001
5.4 The Communications Convergence Bill 2001
5.5 The Telecommunication (Amendment) Bill 2010
5.6 Expanded licensing regime
5.7 Regulatory developments
5.7.1 Surcharge on mobile usage
5.7.2 Tax on SIM replacement
5.7.3 Registration of SIM cards
5.7.4 Mandated broadband speed
5.7.5 Infrastructure sharing
5.7.6 International Terrestrial Cable (ITC) licences
5.7.7 Temporary Blockage of Over-The-Top (OTT) providers
5.7.8 Directives on Service and Tariffs 2015
5.8 Cyber laws

6. Fixed network operators
6.1 Overview
6.2 Bangladesh Telecommunications Company Limited (BTCL)
6.3 Fixed broadband service providers
6.3.1 Overview
6.3.2 Grameen Cybernet
6.3.3 InTech Online
6.3.4 AlwaysOn
6.3.5 RanksTel

7. Telecommunications infrastructure
7.1 Overview of the national telecom network
7.2 Fixed-line statistics and Market Forecast
7.3 Fibre Networks
7.4 Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP)
7.5 New developments
7.5.1 Next Generation Network (NGN)
7.5.2 National Internet Exchange (NIX) licences
7.5.3 Grameen Telecom’s Village Project
7.6 International infrastructure
7.6.1 Satellite
7.6.2 Submarine
7.6.3 International Gateways
7.7 Specific IT developments
7.7.1 Cloud Computing

8. Fixed-line broadband market
8.1 Introduction
8.2 Internet market
8.3 Broadband statistics with Market Forecast
8.4 Fixed-line broadband technologies
8.4.1 Wireless broadband
8.4.2 Background
8.4.3 WiMAX licensing
8.4.4 Operations
8.4.5 Network expansions and roll-outs
8.4.6 WiFi

9. Mobile market
9.1 Mobile Statistics and Market Forecast
9.2 Mobile Broadband and Market Forecast
9.3 Mobile Regulatory issues
9.3.1 Surcharge on mobile usage
9.3.2 Blackberry blocked
9.3.3 SIM registration
9.3.4 Spectrum
9.3.5 MNP
9.3.6 Licensing

10. Mobile infrastructure

11. Major mobile operators
11.1 Operator Statistics
11.2 CityCell (PBTL)
11.3 GrameenPhone
11.3.1 Overview
11.4 Banglalink
11.5 Robi
11.5.1 Merger
11.5.2 Robi Axiata
11.5.3 Airtel Bangladesh
11.6 Teletalk

12. Digital economy
12.1 Digital Bangladesh - 2021

13. Digital Media
13.1 Overview of broadcasting market
13.2 Communications: VoIP, messaging, conferencing
13.2.1 VoIP

14. Related reports

List of Tables
Table 1 - Country statistics Bangladesh - 2017 (e)
Table 2 - Telephone network statistics - 2017 (e)
Table 3 - Internet user statistics - 2017 (e)
Table 4 - Broadband statistics - 2017 (e)
Table 5 - Mobile statistics - 2017 (e)
Table 6 - National telecommunications authorities
Table 7 - Bangladesh’s GDP real growth rate - 2005 - 2017
Table 8 - Key Metrics - Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) - 2017 - 2022
Table 9 - Historic - Fixed-line subscribers by operator - 2010 - 2011; 2013 - 2015
Table 10 - BTCL subscribers - 2010 - 2016
Table 11 - Fixed Line Subscriptions and Penetration (with Forecast) - 2007 - 2022
Table 12 - Historic - fixed-line subscribers and teledensity - 1995 - 2011
Table 13 - Bangladesh optical fibre network
Table 14 - Historic - FttP broadband subscribers - 2009 - 2016
Table 15 - Historic - Village Phones in Bangladesh - 1998 - 2007; 2010 - 2014
Table 16 - Internet Users and Penetration (with Forecast) - 2007 - 2022
Table 17 - Fixed Broadband Subscribers (with Forecast) - 2007 - 2022
Table 18 - Historic Total international internet bandwidth - 1998 - 2006
Table 19 - Total international internet bandwidth - 2007 - 2017
Table 20 - WiMAX subscribers - 2012 - 2017
Table 21 - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) - 2007 - 2022
Table 22 - Historical - Mobile subscribers - 1996 - 2005
Table 23 - Historic - Mobile services monthly ARPU - 1998 - 2016
Table 24 - Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) - 2009 - 2022
Table 25 - Percentage of Population Covered by Type of Mobile Network
Table 26 - Mobile subscribers by system
Table 27 - Mobile Subscriber Market Share by Operator - 2017
Table 28 - CityCell mobile subscribers - 1999 - 2017
Table 29 - GrameenPhone mobile subscribers - 1998 - 2017
Table 30 - Banglalink mobile subscribers - 2002 - 2017
Table 31 - Robi Axiata mobile subscribers - 2005 - 2017
Table 32 - Airtel Bangladesh subscribers - 2007 - 20171
Table 33 - Teletalk mobile subscribers - 2005 - 2017
Table 34 - Key broadcasting statistics

List of Charts
Chart 1 - Fixed Line Subscriptions and Penetration (with Forecast) - 2007 - 2022
Chart 2 - Internet Users and Penetration (with Forecast) - 2007 - 2022
Chart 3 - Fixed Broadband Subscribers (with Forecast) - 2007 - 2022
Chart 4 - Percentage of Households with Internet Access at Home (with Forecast) - 2007 - 2022
Chart 5 - Percentage of Households with a Computer (with Forecast) - 2007 - 2022
Chart 6 - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) - 2007 - 2022
Chart 7 - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) - 2009 - 2022
Chart 8 - Mobile Subscriber Market Share by Operator - 2017

List of Exhibits
Exhibit 1 - Operator licences in Bangladesh by licence category
Exhibit 2 - Licensed wireless broadband access (WBA) operators in Bangladesh - 2014
Exhibit 3 - Mobile operators in Bangladesh

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  • Airtel Bangladesh
  • Bangladesh Submarine Cable Company Limited (BSCCL)
  • Bangladesh Telecommunications Company Limited (BTCL)
  • Banglalink
  • CityCell (PBTL)
  • GrameenPhone
  • Robi
  • Teletalk
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