|[February 21, 2013]
Research and Markets: Bangladesh - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Forecasts 2013 Report
DUBLIN --(Business Wire)--
Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/r9vmrm/bangladesh)
has announced the addition of the "Bangladesh
- Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Forecasts" report to their
This report provides a comprehensive overview of the trends and
developments in the telecommunications and digital media markets in
Subjects covered include:
- Key Statistics;
- Market and Industry Overviews and Analyses;
- Regulatory Environment and Development;
- Major Telecom Players (fixed and mobile);
- Broadcasting (including Digital Media);
- Mobile Voice and Data Market;
- Internet, including VoIP and IPTV (News - Alert);
- Broadband (fixed and mobile);
- Scenario Forecasts (fixed-line mobile and broadband subscribers) for
2015 and 2020.
Bangladesh's mobile market passed 100 million subscribers in early 2013
as penetration reached 67%. This had been preceded by a five-year period
in which the country saw mobile subscriber numbers grew almost 20 times.
Of the mobile operators, GrameenPhone was far and away the leader,
claiming 41 million subscribers, or 41% of the total mobile subscriber
base, by end-2012, despite the best commercial efforts of its five
competitors. Airtel (News - Alert) Bangladesh and Robi Axiata had both seen rapid
growth in their respective mobile subscriber bases during 2012.
Coming into 2013, internet user penetration remained relatively low and
internet subscription rates were even lower. Although broadband internet
remains almost non-existent in Bangladesh, following the granting of a
number of WiMAX (News - Alert) licences, there were early signs that the market was
about to change as the new WiMAX services were rolled out and started to
At the same time, mobile internet was playing a major role in providing
online access to the nation, as mobile operators offered 2.5G-based
services for connecting to the internet.
The fixed-line market experienced a major setback in the first half of
2010 when the regulator shut down five operators; the action had been
taken as part of a major move against illegal VoIP services. The market
had effectively recovered from the setback by 2012 and a number of
cancelled fixed-line licences had been revalidated'.
The first 3G licence in the country was awarded to the state-owned
operator, Teletalk, which duly launched its 3G offering in September
2012. The 3G licensing for private operators was expected to see an
auction take place in early 2013.
For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/r9vmrm/bangladesh
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