Over the last few years, Bangladesh has shown strong signs of growth with GDP expanding by 6.5% in 2015. The Bangladesh telecommunications industry is growing at a rapid pace, with the recent launch of 3G networks in 2013 boosting the mobile and internet segment. With mobile penetration rate comparatively low – approximately 131 million subscribers in a country of 156.6 million (84%) – there is ample room for growth, particularly alongside the growing affluence of Bangladeshis.
Robi Axiata Limited
Robi has a subscriber base of approximately 28.3 million. Total operating expenditure for 2015 was USD422 million, while capex spend was USD256 million. In 2015, Robi contributed USD1,071 million or 0.5% of GDP to Bangladesh’s economy.
In 2015, Robi supported the employment of more than 120,000 people, of which 1,824 were directly employed. Robi’s efforts focus on community empowerment and environmental upkeep through initiatives in health, environment and ICT education.