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Ncell Telecommunications
Industry Telecommunications
Founded 2004
Headquarters Krishna Towers, Kathmandu, Nepal
Area served
Products Cellular network, broadband
Increase NPR 91.195 billion (2014)[1]
Increase NPR 41.932 billion (2014)[1]
Total assets Increase NPR 500.324 billion (2014)[1]
Total equity Increase NPR 300.586 billion (2014)[1]
Number of employees
1500 (2013)[2]
Parent TeliaSonera
Slogan Here for Nepal

Ncell is a privately owned GSM mobile operator in Nepal. It is the first private company to operate GSM services in telecommunications sector of Nepal with the brand name “MERO MOBILE”, which was re-branded as Ncell in March 12, 2010.[3] It broke the monopoly held by the then state-owned, now public telecommunication company, Nepal Telecom by building a new arena in cellular telephony services. The company is now owned in 80% by Swedish/Finnish TeliaSonera Holdings.[4] Ncell is the largest ISP in Nepal with a subscriber base of more than 1.9 million users.[5] Ncell had 10 million mobile subscribers in early 2013.[6]

Network information

Operator Name Ncell
Network Name (Post-paid GSM Mobile) Ncell (429-02^Ncell)
Network Name (Pre-paid GSM Mobile) Ncell (429-02^Ncell)
Technology GSM 900+ (GPRS, EDGE), (UMTS (HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+), 2G, 2.5G, 3G, Broadband, satellite phone, WiFi Networks, Radar, Roaming, GPS, LAN, WLAN, Location, Wireless, Enthranet, Ethernet, Internet
Network Status Active and Live : Now

Other business initiatives[edit]

Screenshot showing Wikipedia Zero surfing via Ncell
Screenshot showing Twitter Zero surfing via Ncell

Wikipedia Zero

Ncell in partnership with the Wikimedia foundation is providing Wikipedia for Ncell customers completely free of cost.This initiative is called Wikipedia Zero.

Twitter Zero

Ncell also in partnership with the Twitter is providing Twitter Zero for Ncell customers.


Ncell has provided a offer to user in which data cost rate will go on decreasing up to rupees1/megabyte after surfing certain megabyte.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d "Schedule-1, Unaudited Financial Reports Q4" (PDF). Finance Department, Nepal Telecom. 
  2. ^ Nepal Telecom - 8th Anniversary Souvenir
  3. ^ Mero Mobile rebranding as Ncell –
  4. ^ "Telia Sonera acquires Ncell". Telia Sonera. Retrieved April 1, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Nepal Broadband Plan" (PDF). Retrieved December 22, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Ncell becomes largest ISP in Nepal". Retrieved November 1, 2012. 

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