Afterword

ThimphuTech was the first technology blog in Bhutan. We started writing it in 2009, just as broadband and mobile internet started to take off. (Although internet in Bhutan was launched in 1999, it was either super-slow or super-expensive, and was only used by a selected few).

In the blog, we wrote about technology and food, but also about plenty of other stuff. The blog became popular and influential in Bhutan. A companion bi-weekly column -- Ask Boaz -- was published for many years in the Kuensel, Bhutan's national newspaper. (The complete Kuensel columns are available as an ebook, Blogging with Dragons).

We stopped updating the blog when we left Bhutan in 2014, but the information within the posts can still prove useful, and thus we decided to keep it online.

We thank all our readers.
Tashi Delek,
Boaz & Galit.

Monday, March 26, 2012

3G Available in Paro

Will we soon see tourists surfing the Internet while riding on mules up to the Taktsang Palphug monastery?

According to a recent tweet by photographer Gelay Jamtsho, speedy 3G is now available in Paro. It is still not officially announced by Bhutan Telecom, so perhaps it's still under testing. If you're in Paro with a 3G data card or smartphone, check it out and let us know!

P.S.: Gelay is offering stunning monthly desktop wallpapers here. January, February and March are already out. Be sure to check them out!

© 2012 Galey Jamtsho