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Ncell Telecommunications
Industry Telecommunications
Founded 2004
Headquarters Nakkhu, Lalitpur, 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
500 (2013)[2]
Parent Axiata
Slogan Ncell ... Here for Nepal

Ncell is a privately owned mobile network operator in Nepal. Ncell was the first private company to operate public GSM services in Nepal, initially under Mero Mobile brand, re-branded to Ncell on 12 March 2010.[3] It broke the monopoly held by the then state-owned, now public telecommunication company Nepal Telecom.

The company was 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]

On 21 December 2015 TeliaSonera accounced plans to sell its 60.4% ownership in Ncell to a Malaysian telecommunication conglomerate Axiata, with the deal expected to be completed in the first half of 2016.[7]

Ncell has new technologies and thoughts that attracts many customers across Nepal which left behind other telecommunications in competitive market. People, across Nepal complain about the charges and taxes it takes. It organizes several IT related programmes, Sport-tournaments and sell smartphones being a Carrier. It's very good at advertising. It has painted the roofs of houses in Manakamana (which can be seen from cable car).Recently, It is going to introduce a 4G technology.

Ncell provides free access to Twitter and Wikipedia to its subscribers with the partnership of Twitter and the Wikimedia Foundation respectively.

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  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". Retrieved 11 December 2015. 
  4. ^ "Telia Sonera acquires Ncell". Telia Sonera. Retrieved 1 April 2012. 
  5. ^ "Nepal Broadband Plan" (PDF). Retrieved 22 December 2012. 
  6. ^ "Ncell becomes largest ISP in Nepal". Retrieved 1 November 2012. 
  7. ^ "TeliaSonera divests its holding in Ncell". TeliaSonera. 21 December 2015.