In a span of eight years, the total percent of the population using mobile phones in Bhutan has increased by nine times.
Bhutan has around 400,000 cell phone users and the number is increasing by the day. The number of people using cell phones has increased by 21 percent in 2010 compared to the previous year.
Going by the records maintained by the Ministry of Information and Communication of Bhutan 56.7 percent of the population use mobile network services.
With the increase in the number of people using cell phones, the number using fixed line telephones is drastically dropping.
Mobile service was introduced in Bhutan in 2003 and today Bhutan has two mobile service providers, B Mobile and TashiCell. B Mobile is government owned corporation while TashiCell is a private entity.
In 2003 when mobile services were first launched in Bhutan only six percent of the total population were using mobile phones.
Telephone networks in Bhutan were established in 1963.