Nepal’s first private telco to launch in July

14 Apr 2003

Nepal, one of the world’s poorest nations, is expected to have its first private telephony services in operation by July. United Telecom – a joint venture between India’s Mahanagar Telephone Nigam, Videsh Sanchar Nigam and Telecommunications Consultants India – will offer basic telephony services using WiLL technology. It will be the first operator to attempt to challenge the state-owned monopoly of Nepal Telecommunications Corporation (NTC). NTC provides 356,000 telephone lines across the country, whilst a further 300,000 people are awaiting connection.