Despite resisting much technological change in the 20th century, Bhutan has adopted cellphones at a rapid pace.
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Cellphones catapult Bhutan into the modern worldSitting in his office in Bhutan's sleepy capital, newspaper editor Tenzing Lamsang muses on the dramatic effect of cellphone technology on a remote Himalayan kingdom known as the "last Shangri-La". It has a largely rural population of just 750,000, but Bhutan's two cellular networks have 550,000 subscribers. And the last official figures in 2012 showed more than 120,000 Bhutanese had some kind of mobile Internet connectivity.As the number of households with Internet connections remain limited, Bhutan has seen a proliferation of cybercafes.Eighteen-year-old Suraj Biswa said his smartphone was a fundamental part of his life.
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