While WiMax Operators Are Losing Users, Mobile Internet Users Are On The Rise

According to BTRC, some 17.5 lakh people took up internet connections on their handsets in May. With this new addition the total number of active mobile internet subscribers stand at 4.59 crore.

Industry experts said, growing access to 3G network is one of reasons behind this growing internet penetration from mobile phones.

While internet users from mobile are on the rise, WiMax operators are losing users. In may three WiMax operators together lost about 10,000 users.

The number of total internet connections, including mobile, broadband and WiMax, stood at 4.74 crore in May, which was 4.57 crore in April.

The number of active mobile users also increased over 1 percent in May. The number is now 12.6 crore.
Grameenphone, the largest operator, has 5.28 crore subscribers now, while Banglalink has 3.21 crore and Robi 2.71 crore.

Airtel has 85.16 lakh users, state-owned Teletalk 41.61 lakh and Citycell, the oldest operator, 12.07 lakh.

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