Robi Axiata Limited is the second largest mobile operator in Bangladesh with 33.8 million active subscribers. It provides the country’s widest network coverage, covering 99% of the population with 2G and 3.5G sites. Robi has introduced many first-of-its-kind digital services in the country and has invested heavily in providing mobile financial services to underserved communities in rural and semi-urban areas.

Robi Axiata Limited

Bangladesh has maintained an impressive growth track record over the past decade, posting annual growth rates of 6%. Poverty has dropped by nearly a third while key social indicators such as life expectancy, literacy and gender equality are steadily improving.

Bangladesh aspires to become a middle-income country by 2021, which will require the country to grow between 7.5% and 8% per annum. Connectivity continues to grow steadily following a late start with the internet coming to Bangladesh in 1996. Mobile subscriber rates remained strong between 2011 and 2016, although the rate is beginning to moderate because of market maturity and saturation.

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