Ncell

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Ncell (Pvt) Ltd
Private
Industry Telecommunications
Area served
Nepal
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
529 (2013)[2]
Parent Axiata Group Berhad
Slogan Ncell. With you, always.
Website ncell.axiata.com


Ncell (Nepali: एनसेल), 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. On 12 April 2016, Ncell has officially become a part of Axiata Group Berhad, a Malaysian telecommunications group[4] with its rebranding on 16 August 2016.[5]

Background[edit]

The company is owned in 80% by Axiata Group Berhad. Ncell is the largest ISP in Nepal with a subscriber base of more than 13 million users.[6] Ncell has 14 million mobile subscribers of August 2016.[7]

Partnership[edit]

Ncell became a part of Axiata Group Berhad on 11 April 2016, when the Group bought 100% shares of Reynhold Holdings, which holds 80% shares of Ncell. 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.[8]

Technology[edit]

Pre-2016 Ncell logo, still widespread across Nepal

Ncell has new technologies and thoughts that attract many customers across Nepal which leave 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 sale smartphones being a carrier. It is very good at advertising. It has painted the roofs of houses in Manakamana (which can be seen from cable car and that place is also called as Ncell Gaun by local peoples). Recently, the company announced that it will be launching 4G technology in the near future however the company looks forward to imminently receiving the 4G/LTE spectrum from the Nepal Telecommunications Authority in order to serve the community better.[5]

Internet and Packages[edit]

Ncell provides different offers and services on its network. Currently it is Providing Zero Twitter and Free Wikipedia from 27 May 2014. Ncell Provides Packages services to the customer to use internet in low price.[9]

Services and Devices[edit]

Entertainment[edit]

  • Bonus Packs
  • Afnai Dhun
  • Daily Packs
  • Music and Fun
  • PRBT

Messaging[edit]

  • MMS
  • Short Number and Bulk SMS
  • SMS
  • SMS 2 Email
  • Voice SMS

Utilities[edit]

  • Balance
  • Call Forwarding
  • Call Waiting
  • Conference Call
  • My5
  • Missed Call
  • Notification
  • Ncell Kosheli

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  • Notify Me
  • Video Call
  • Voice Mail
  • Call Me

Devices[edit]

  • iPhone
  • Ncell Connect
  • Smartest way to buy a smartphone [10]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Schedule-1, Unaudited Financial Reports Q4" (PDF). Finance Department, Nepal Telecom. 
  2. ^ Nepal Telecom - 8th Anniversary Souvenir
  3. ^ "Ncell provides free websites to beginners". sahilshrestha11.blogspot.com. Retrieved 11 December 2015. 
  4. ^ "Ncell is now an Axiata company". Retrieved 2016-04-13. 
  5. ^ a b "Ncell rebrands second time, reflects Axiata in logo, domain name & merchandise • TechSansar.com". 2016-08-16. Retrieved 2016-08-16. 
  6. ^ "Advancing Nepal, Axiata Successfully Completes the Acquisition of Ncell". Retrieved 13 April 2016. 
  7. ^ "Ncell becomes largest ISP in Nepal". Retrieved 1 November 2012. 
  8. ^ "TeliaSonera divests its holding in Ncell". TeliaSonera. 21 December 2015. 
  9. ^ "Ncell Rates and Information of Pakages". Retrieved 2016-07-20. 
  10. ^ "Services and Devices of Ncell". Retrieved 2016-07-20. 

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