Nepal Telecom

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नेपाल दूरसञ्चार कम्पनी लिमिटेड
(नेपाल टेलिकम)
Public
Traded as NEPSENTC
Industry Telecommunications
Predecessor Nepal Telecommunication Corporation
Founded 13 April 2004 (13 years ago) (2004-04-13)[1]
Headquarters Bhadrakali Plaza, Kathmandu, Nepal
Key people
Kamini Rajbhandari[2]
Services Fixed line and mobile telephony, broadband and fixed-line internet services Internet SMS
Revenue Increase NPR 43.447 billion (2016)[3]
Increase NPR 43.447 billion (2016)[3]
Increase NPR 17.122 billion (2016)[3]
Total assets Increase NPR 115.289 billion (2016)[3]
Total equity Increase NPR 85.460 billion (2016)[3]
Number of employees
4,148 (F/Y 2072-73 BS; 2015-16 AD)[4]
Website www.ntc.net.np

Nepal Doorsanchar Company Ltd. (Nepali: नेपाल दूरसञ्चार कम्पनी लिमिटेड), popularly known as Nepal Telecom (Nepali: नेपाल टेलिकम) is state owned telecommunication service provider in Nepal with 91.49% of the government share.[5] The company was a monopoly until 2003, when the first private sector operator UTL started providing basic telephony services. The central office of Nepal Telecom is located at Bhadrakali Plaza, Kathmandu. It has branches, exchanges and other offices in 184 locations within the country.

It is the sole provider of fixed line, ISDN and leased-line services in Nepal. Following the entry of Ncell (previously called Mero Mobile) into Nepal's telecommunications industry in 2005, it is no longer the only provider of GSM mobile service. With more than 5,400 employees, it is one of the largest corporations of Nepal. It has a total of 262 telephone exchanges in various parts of the country serving 603,291 PSTN lines, more than 5 million GSM cellular phones and more than a million CDMA phone line as of July 2011. According to recent data,[6] there are about 10 million users of Nepal Telecom including all those of fixed landline, GSM mobile, CDMA and internet service. Nepal Telecom Launched 4G LTE Service on 1 January 2017. It is the first operator to provide 4G LTE service in Nepal on technology neutral frequency band of 1800 MHz as standard for 4G in Nepal.[7]

Network information

Operator Name Nepal Telecom
Network Name (Post-paid GSM Mobile) NTC Mobile (429-01^NPL)
Network Name (Pre-paid GSM Mobile) Namaste (429-01^NPL)
Network Name (CDMA Mobile) Sky Phone (429-03)
Technology GSM 900 (GPRS, EDGE), UMTS (HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+), LTE, broadband, satellite phone, WiFi Hotspot
Network Status Live since May 1999

History[edit]

Known as Telecommunication Department at the time of establishment, its name was changed to Telecommunications Development Board in 1969. After the enactment of Communications Corporation Act 1971, it was formally established as fully state-owned corporation called Nepal Telecommunication Corporation in 1975. On Magh 22, 2060 BS, Nepal Telecommunication Corporation was transformed to a public limited company.

Share structure[edit]

Government of Nepal 91.05%
Employees 4.5%
General Public 3.97%
Nagarik Lagaani Kosh 0.48%

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