Bangladesh’s subscriber base experiences a fall during the month of September which called for the weakest month for the three leading mobile operators of the country, reports BTRC.
According to BTRC reports, the active mobile subscriber base saw a decline of nearly 3 lakh in the month of September and the total number reached 45Mn in contrast with the subscriber base of 45.4 Mn at August end.
According to Mehbub Chowdhury, chairman of South Asia Mobile Forum, the sector is still growing. “Unregistered SIM cards are being disconnected. It is a good sign,” Chowdhury said.
Talking about the operators, Grameenphone individually saw a fall in its subscriber base to 2.82 crore at September end in comparison to 2.84 crore in August. Same was with Baglalink whose subscriber base fell from 11.7Mn at August end to 11.4Mn in September. Aktel also saw a decline in it’s subscriber base to 7.663Mn in contrast with 8.140Mn at August end.
Operators like Warid, Teletalk and CityCell saw a rise in their subscriber base, as Teletalk added 0.01Mn new subscribers in September, CityCell got 0.06Mn.