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Mobile internet grows 7.87pc in September

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The number of mobile internet connections rose 7.87 percent to 6.3 crore in September compared to the previous month, according to Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission.

Mobile internet accounts for more than 94 percent of the country's total internet connections.

As of September, the number of internet connections stands at 6.69 crore. Of the number, 37.94 lakh are fixed broadband connections.

The number of WiMax connections stands at one lakh as of September with a consecutive decline, according to BTRC.

In the last few months, the telecom industry lost many active mobile connections and mobile internet connections thanks to the launch of biometric re-registration that ended on May 31.

In September, mobile operators got back 13.29 lakh SIMs while the industry now has 11.91 crore active connections.

The industry started 2016 with 13.37 crore active connections, which went down to 11.77 crore by the end of August.

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