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ACCESS AND UNIVERSAL SERVICE IN BHUTAN. Presented By Tandin Wangchuk Bhutan Communications Authority. Country Profile. Area…46,500 sq km Population…700,000 Location…between China in the North and India in the South Topography…Mountainous and rugged terrain. Bhutan Telecom.

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Access and universal service in bhutan

ACCESS AND UNIVERSAL SERVICE IN BHUTAN

Presented By

Tandin Wangchuk

Bhutan Communications Authority


Country profile

Country Profile

  • Area…46,500 sq km

  • Population…700,000

  • Location…between China in the North and India in the South

  • Topography…Mountainous and rugged terrain


Bhutan telecom

Bhutan Telecom

  • Sole Operator

  • State owned corporation

  • Corporatized in July 2000

  • 600 employees

  • Provides domestic and international telephony, internet, fax, pay phone, telex, leased line services and HF communications in rural areas


Telecommunications scenario in bhutan

Telecommunications Scenario in Bhutan

  • Telephone lines established in 1963

  • Telecom Master Plan…1989

  • 21,500 subscribers

  • Tele-density…2.9%

  • Less than 10% of total connection in rural areas

  • Nov. 11, 2003…Cellular mobile telephony introduced

    contd….


Contd

contd….

  • 4,014 subscribers only

  • Technology…GSM900 &GSM 1800

  • 1999…Internet introduced

  • 1900 internet dial up account holders

  • Approximately 5000 users

  • 26 leased lines

  • 2500 computers connected

  • Only 0.73% of ppln use internet

  • Regulated by BCA established in 2000


Regulatory texts

Regulatory Texts

  • Bhutan Telecommunications Act 1999

  • Media and ICT Act (drafted)


Definition of access and universal service

Definition of Access and Universal Service

  • “A telephone within every walking distance of Two and Half Hours”

  • “Ten Telephone lines in each Geog by the end of 9th FYP”… interim target


Bt s experiments in universal access

BT’s experiments in Universal Access

  • Rural Telephony Project

  • Pilot project on Wi-Fi system

  • Prepaid cards for fixed telephony

  • Internet Access.. Uniform rate


Ict bips

ICT (BIPS)

Vision

“with people at the center of development, Bhutan will harness the benefits of ICT, both as an enabler and as an industry, to realize the Millennium Development Goals and towards enhancing Gross National Happiness”


Kadinche thank you email twangchuk@druknet bt bta@gov bt

KADINCHETHANK YOUEmail: [email protected]@gov.bt


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