Officially known as the Kingdom of Bhutan. Bhutan is a landlocked country of South Asia. It is located in the Eastern Himalayas. It has Tibet Region of China in the north, the Chumbi Valley of Tibet, China, and the Indian states of Sikkim and West Bengal in the west, and Assam, West Bengal, and Arunachal Pradesh in the south and east, at its borders.
While Thimphu serves as the capital and the largest city of Bhutan, Phuntsholing serves as its financial center. It is the second least populous country in the world after the Maldives. Bhutan is ranked first in economic freedom, ease of doing business, and peace, and is the least corrupt country in the region of South Asia. Bhutan is expected to promote its status to developing country by 2023, but as of now is still one of the least developed countries.
The 20% of the GDP compromises of its export of hydropower as electricity to India. The head of the state is the King of Bhutan, who is also known as the Dragon King and its government is a parliamentary democracy.
Bhutan is keen on maintaining its strong diplomatic relations with 52 countries and with the European Union but still fails to have formal ties with the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council. Bhutan is seen as a member of the United Nations, SAARC, BIMSTEC, and the Non-Aligned Movement. The Royal Bhutan Army maintains a strong and close relationship with the Indian Armed Forces.
The Ngultrum is the currency of Bhutan, whose value is fixed to the Indian rupee. The rupee is also accepted as legal tender in the country. Even if Bhutan’s economy is one of the world’s smallest, yet it has shown rapid growth in recent years by 8% in 2005, 14% in 2006. With 22.4% growth in 2007, Bhutan became the second-fastest growing economy in the world.
INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDERS
Bhutan Telecoms is a state-owned telecommunications and internet services provider in the Kingdom of Bhutan. It is the one and only fixed-line telephony provider in the Kingdom of Bhutan. It is also responsible for the operation of the B-Mobile mobile service and the DrukNet Internet service.
The Telecom company was established on the 1 July of the year 2000. B- Mobile provides its internet service in all the 205 Gewogs or Blocks of Bhutan. B-Mobile operates on the frequencies of 900/1800 Mhz for GSM/GPRS/EDGE, 850 MHz for UMTS/HSDPA, and 1800MHz for LTE. 4G was first launched in Thimphu on 24 October 2013. 4G service operates in 1800 MHz – band 3.
B-MOBILE DATA PACKAGES
UNLIMITED LTE BROADBAND AT HOME PACKAGES:
- 6 MB: In this package, B-Mobile of the Bhutan telecoms provide 4G LTE Wireless Service to the citizens of Bhutan at a price of $149 that they can freely enjoy.
- 10 MB: In this package, B-Mobile of the Bhutan telecoms provide 4G LTE Wireless Service to the citizens of Bhutan at a price of $179 that they can freely enjoy.
B-Mobile (by Bhutan Telecom) Data Packages
|Daily 19||170 MB||24 hours||Nu. 19|
|Daily 29||265 MB||24 hours||Nu. 29|
|Weekly 39||335 MB||7 days||Nu. 39|
|Weekly 49||425 MB||7 days||Nu. 49|
|Monthly 99||860 MB||30 days||Nu. 99|
|Monthly 199||1,770 MB||30 days||Nu. 199|
|Monthly 299||2,910 MB||30 days||Nu. 299|
|Monthly 499||5,370 MB||30 days||Nu. 499|
|Monthly 699||14,500 MB||30 days||Nu. 699|
|Monthly 799||17,500 MB||30 days||Nu. 799|
|Monthly 999||24,600 MB||30 days||Nu. 999|
|Monthly 1199||32,000 MB||30 days||Nu. 1199|
TashiCell Data Packages
|1 day||100 MB||Nu. 19||*766*1*1#||Nu 0.5/MB|
|7 days||340 MB||Nu. 49||*766*1*2#||Nu 0.5/MB|
|30 days||800 MB||Nu. 99||*766*1*3#||Nu 0.4/MB|
|1,700 MB||Nu. 199||*766*1*8#||Nu 0.4/MB|
|2,700 MB||Nu. 299||*766*1*4#||Nu 0.3/MB|
|5,000 MB||Nu. 499||*766*1*6#||Nu 0.3/MB|
|15,000 MB||Nu. 777||*766*1*5#||Nu 0.2/MB|
|30,000 MB||Nu. 1,299||*766*1*7#||NU 0.2/MB|