Internet base grows to 7.66 million in November
The internet subscriber base stood at 7.66 million in mid-November, up from 7.40 million in mid-October, according to the Nepal Telecommunications Authority (NTA).
The internet penetration rate has been up to 28.92 per cent in mid-November versus 27.92 per cent a month earlier, it said, adding that Ncell witnessed its mobile internet base (GPRS, Edge,WCDMA) go up to 3.80 million from 3.65 million a month earlier, whereas UTL's EV-DO internet base was stable at 99,265 and Nepal Telecom's total internet base stood at 3.68 million. The Nepal Telecom's dial-up base slipped to 4,765 from 4,770 but its ADSL base was up at 106,970 from 103,462 in October. It also served 3.43 million mobile internet subscribers, up from 3.31 million, and 136,573 EV-DO subscribers, the same as reported a month ago.
Nepal Telecom further reported 5,382 customers for its new Wimax service, up from 4,451 a month earlier, the regulatory authority's monthly report stated, adding that other ISPs served 89,216 internet customers, down slightly from 89,219 reported in October.