The Bangladesh telecommunications system contains several subsystems.
A general assessment of the telephone system is that it is totally inadequate for a modern country.
The domestic system is undergoing modernisation. Digital systems; trunk systems including VHF and UHF microwave radio relay links, and some fiber-optic cable are being introduced in the cities.
The international system consists of two Intelsat satellites in geostationary orbit orbit, international radiotelephone communications and landline services to neighboring countries.
- The area code has 1-4 digits.
- The Subscriber Number has 3-7 digits.
- The Trunk Prefix is "0".
- The international prefix is "00".
- The International code is "00880" or, "+880" (Bangladesh).
There are two Internet Service Providers (ISPs) as of 2000. As of 2002, 150,000 internet users lived in Bangladesh.