180 million people using mobile SIM, internet users 130 million

According to UNB, there are more than 180 million mobile phone users and 130 million internet users in the nation.

“Currently, the number of mobile SIM users and the number of internet users are more than 180 million and 130 million respectively,” said finance minister AHM Mustafa Kamal while placing national budget for the fiscal year 2023-24 at the Jatiya Sangsad in Dhaka on Thursday.

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The government is constructing Digital Bangladesh on the basis of four fundamental pillars: connectivity, qualified human resources, e-government, and promotion of the ICT industry, he said.

“In all those four areas, our progress and achievements are unprecedented. Under the initiative of our government, the internet bandwidth per Mbps is currently available at less than Taka 300 instead of Taka 78,000,” the finance minister said.

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