BT introduces free WiFi at Paro International Airport
Bhutan Telecom (BT) introduced free public wifi hotspot at the Paro International Airport on Friday.
The Department of Transport Director, Karma Wangchuk said when tourists first visit the country, the first Bhutanese motto is to provide good services and facilities for tourists and citizens travelling via flight.
The Director added it is very important to have free wifi and charging station at the airport as these will help the commuters especially during emergencies.
Two wifi access points (AP) have been established at the departure terminal. Each AP can hold around 300 users with one charging station and 12 point users.
To install the mobile app for quick access to free internet, firstly one has to connect with the wifi with no security password but they have to update personal details like name and passport number of the tourist whereas for Bhutanese, citizenship ID number is needed.
The app contains free wifi hotspots in Paro. Using a smart phone, in offline mode, one can easily find the nearest airport wifi places.
Previously, BT had installed five wifi hotspots at the Thimphu referral hospital, Bhutan Post, city cinema, Norzin Lam, and youth village. The free wifi hotspots would also cater to non-4G users, described as walk-in customers and existing BT fixed line broadband users.
A BT spokesperson said that free wifi at the airport has been installed for the interest of visitors who will hopefully be pleased with the service on arrival and departure.
He added that BT is planning to set up similar features of free wifi at domestic airports, hospitals and other important institutes around the country.