On June 4, 1996, the circuit VSAT data base was commissioned for the first time in the country. After commissioning VSAT Internet connection is established and its services are made available to the public. Then he launched on the Internet, made available in June 1996 results of national survey of Internet users worldwide use the World Wide Web. This is the first case of its kind using Bangladesh. Efforts are valued in many corners especially Bangladeshis living abroad.
After the introduction of the Internet, the use of e-mail increased exponentially due to the direct point to point transmission. Before Dial up link is used to communicate with a mail server abroad through international phone calls. Loading and Unloading mail is made using UUCP (Unix to Unix copy).
The introduction of the Internet not immediately create a market. At year end, there are only two ISPs in the country and the number of users is about one thousand only. The year 1997 recorded a tremendous growth. The total number of Internet providers are more than a dozen and customer development is ten times higher than the previous year. Then a new ISP started their adventure with a proportional increase in the number of users. However, more liberal government policies continued in later years led to a rapid expansion of this industry, ultimately resulting in more than 180 Internet service providers to be registered by 2005 In 2006 Bangladesh was connected to the sea -Me-WE 4 submarine cable. After that, found that many ISPs the opportunity to connect the submarine cable by the Bangladesh Telegraph and Telephone Board (now BTCL). This is the time when the number of Internet users has increased by wide margin as wide band quality and price became affordable to people in general. Over the years BTCL reduced the price of bandwidth at regular intervals to attract more and more users to the Internet cloud.
From now on, the control Telecommunications Commission of Bangladesh (BTRC) has about 166 license holders ISP registered and have about 450 (450) miles of the users connected to it, which is about 0.32% of the total population.
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