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Huawei launches its flagship brand P8 in Nepal

Huawei launched Huawei P8, the company’s flagship cell phone, in the market. The Chinese company today launched Huawei P8 Lite and TalkBand B2 in the market. The P8 will cost Rs 59,999, whereas P8 Lite and TalkBand B2 will cost

Microsoft to launch Windows 10 in 190 countries on July 29

Microsoft is launching its long-awaited Windows 10 operating system in 190 countries on July 29. The company has confirmed that the software will be available as a free upgrade to PCs running Windows 7 or later, or tablets running Windows

Google honours ‘resilience’ of Nepalis

Google today honoured resilience of Nepalis — on the occasion of Republic Day — as it has doodled an image of seven candles burning in front of Swoyambhunath Stupa and Pashupatinath Temple. “Today, we honour the strength and resilience of the

Global mobile subscriptions to reach seven billion by year-end: ITU

There will be more than seven billion mobile subscriptions globally by the end of this year, up from 738 million in 2000, according to a report by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). Globally, 3.2 billion people will be using the

Global smartphone growth to slow to 11.3 per cent in 2015: IDC

Worldwide smartphone growth is expected to slow further to 11.3 per cent in 2015, down from 27.6 per cent a year ago, according to the latest data from the International Data Corporation (IDC). Although the researcher is sticking to its

Facebook adds free VoIP video calls to Messenger

Facebook has announced the launch of free video calling via its Messenger VoIP app in the US, Canada, UK and 15 other countries. The new feature allows users to start a video call within an existing Messenger conversation by tapping

Some Nepal Telecom lines might be affected due to system upgradation

Nepal Telecom (NT) is upgrading its pre-paid lines into a new billing system beginning from tonight that might affect some of the mobile connections. The telecom company is introducing a convergent real time billing (CRTB) system to allow its customers

New Nepal Telecom chief assumes office amid staff protests

Newly appointed managing director of Nepal Telecom (NT) Budhi Prasad Acharya assumed the office today despite protest from staff. The engineers in the telecom service provider have been protesting since Friday demanding to replace Acharya with a new managing director,

Nepal tops 8.78 million internet subscribers in July

Nepal had 8.78 million internet subscribers by mid-July 16, up from 8.68 million a month, while the internet penetration rate in the country grew to 33.15 per cent in July from 32.78 per cent in June, according to the latest

Nepal Telecom launches Fiber To The Home service

Nepal Telecom launched ‘Fiber to The Home’ (FTTH) today. The ‘Fiber to The Home’ technology – a high-speed broadband internet technology that offers data service to cater to the growing demand for connectivity with higher bandwidth options – uses optical

Global tablet sales stall, 6.6 per cent growth expected: IDC

Tablet computer sales are set to stall this year, prompting International Data Corporation (IDC) to almost halve its forecast for worldwide growth this year. After previously predicting that the number of tablets shipped will rise by 12.1 per cent in

NT’s CRTB project to come into operation from November

Nepal Telecom is planning to bring the convergent real time billing (CRBT) system from November, though the telecom service provider claims that it is implementing the system phase-wise manner. Delay in completion of CRTB project has affected Nepal Telecom in

Nepal Telecommunications Authority renews Ncell mobile licence

The government renewed Ncell’s mobile licence – for the first time since the service provider received licence to operate – for the next five years. The board meeting of Nepal Telecommunications Authority has renewed the licence of Ncell mobile as

Internet bandwidth cost down‚ consumption up

The cost to internet service providers (ISPs) for internet bandwidth has declined despite significant rise in internet users. The service providers spent Rs 2.39 billion as bandwidth fees in the last fiscal year 2013-14, according to Nepal Telecommunications Authority (NTA)

All government bidding info on one portal

Public Procurement Monitoring Office has launched a portal to make government bidding transparency. Prime Minister Sushil Koirala today – on the occasion of Public Procurement Monitoring Office’s eighth anniversary – inaugurated the portal that will have all bidding-related information for

Telecom equipment imports down by 18.25 per cent

The import of telecommunication equipment has dropped in the last fiscal year. The import of telecommunication equipment declined by 18.25 per cent in the last fiscal year, according to Nepal Telecommunications Authority (NTA). “The import declined due to Nepal Telecom

Telecom regulator renews Nepal Telecom’s mobile licence

A board meeting of Nepal Telecommunication Authority (NTA) today decided to renew the GSM mobile licence of Nepal Telecom without charging any fee, for the time being. Yesterday, Ministry of Information and Communication had sent a letter to the telecom

Landline phone subscribers base decreases to 827,295

The fixed telephony base has gone down to 827,295 by mid-March from 852,169 in mid-February, according to according to the Nepal Telecommunications Authority (NTA). The total includes 654,748 PSTN subscribers and 172,547 WLL telephony users, it said, adding that Nepal