NT cuts internet tariffs by up to 83%

11 Jan 2007

The Kantipur Report says that state-owned telecoms company Nepal Telecom (NT) has cut the cost of internet services for ‘business purposes’ by up to 83% five days after the incumbent started buying bandwidth from Indian counterpart BSNL’s fibre-optic network, laid along East-West highway, for cross-country data transfer. Until now Nepal’s ISPs have been forced to use more expensive means – such as satellites – to gain access to international bandwidth from vendors.