6 Jan 2015
Bhutan Telecom has announced that it has reconfigured its 3G network in Gelephu to use 850MHz spectrum, rather than the 2100MHz frequencies currently utilised. The adjustment is expected to improve 3G network quality and coverage in the southern town, which is situated close to the Indian border. The telco notes that 3G connectivity has been extended to the following parts of Gelephu: Bhur, Jigmeling, Toribari and Padseling, with ‘partial coverage’ of Dolonggang.
According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database Bhutan Telecom originally switched on its 3G network in Gelephu in February 2012, marking one of its first mobile broadband network expansions outside of capital Thimpu.