Bangladesh’s Mobile operator lost 4 Million Subscriber: Impact of Covid-19 in Business

In the three months since the beginning of coronavirus pandemic in the country, the number of mobile phone subscribers has decreased by 4 million. This calculation is from last March to June. The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) publishes the number of mobile phone subscribers at the end of each month. As of the end of June, the total subscribers stood at 16 crores 13 lakh.BTRC considers him an active customer only if he uses it once in the last 90 days. However, a customer can have more than one SIM. At the beginning of the Corona pandemic, the number of Internet users on mobile phones was quite low. As of May and June, it increased again. In June, the number of mobile phone users stood at 94.9 million, which is three million less than in March. Compared to May, the number of mobile internet users has increased by 9 lakh at the end of Jun .

In the case of declining subscribers, the operators blamed the decline in human income due to corona and the increase in taxes in the current fiscal year 2020-21 budget. Operators say people have reduced consumption after the budget. It is seen in their financial statements that Grameenphone’s income has decreased.

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