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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 TeliaSonera
Slogan Ncell ... Here for Nepal

Ncell is a government owned GSM(3G)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, 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]

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

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

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.