Nepal Telecom to expand 3G, WiFi internet service
Nepal Telecom is planning to expand its services including 3G and WiFi services across the country, apart from starting a new Information technology Company as its subsidiary to work on development of software and local internet contents to diversify investment.
During an interaction here today, managing director of the Nepal Telecom Anup Ranjan Bhattarai said that the public company is planning to reach all the 75 districts with its 3G mobile and WiFi internet services.
With a total of 10.2 million customers, the telecom service provider has been providing GSM mobile services to around 8.4 million customers, CDMA mobile service to 1.17 million people, land line service to 647,802, SAT to 528, V-SAT to 360, Marts 306 and VHF to 24 customers, he added.
It has also been serving some 4,247,272 customers with its internet and data service, said managing director of the telecom giant that has been paying Rs. 38.85 billion in revenue to the government annually.
The telecom company – that has invested some six billion in various projects of National Pride including Upper Tamakoshi Hydropower and Upper Trishuli Hydropower – also provides its services in all the Village Development Companies and municipalities across Nepal, Bhattarai added.
The telecom – that is also one of the largest institutional depositors – has over Rs 25 billion in deposits in various banks and financial institutions.