Nepal Telecom prepares tender for 10m GSM lines

13 Feb 2012

Having been given the green light by the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA), Nepalese fixed and mobile operator Nepal Telecom (NT) is preparing a tender process for the supply of ten million GSM mobile lines, myRepublica reports. It is understood that following a delay to allow the CIAA to investigate the project, the operator is poised to issue a letter of intent (LOI) to Chinese gear manufacturer Huawei Technologies to resume the procurement process. ‘The project has already been postponed four months because of the CIAA probe; so we are trying to speed things up from our side so that the implementation could be completed on schedule,’ the NT source said. The telco’s ambitious plan covers the deployment of both 2G and 3G lines until 2015.

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