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Bangladeshis spend seven times more for internet access

Industry: ICT Sector

Bangladeshis spend 6.9 times more on the internet than the rest of the world.  According to the Surf Shark research report, Bangladesh is ranked 83rd in the world and third in the region.

Bangladesh has an index of 0.0105, which is over 86% lower than the global average. This means that Bangladeshis are overpaying for their internet access, with only 24% of the world paying more than Bangladesh.

Surfshark announced its Global Internet Value index (IVi), which is derived by dividing each country’s internet speed by internet affordability to determine which countries overpay for the internet.




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The Daily Star




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The number of active mobile internet connections decreased for the fifth consecutive month in December 2022, reaching 11.25 crore according to the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission. From August 2022 to December, the number decreased by 35.7 lacks.

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