Nepal Telecom (NT) has launched its first fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) services, offering voice telephony plus high speed internet access at speeds of up to 100Mbps. Local news portal The Himalayan says the FTTH offering will be rolled out to the Durbarmarg, Kamaladi, Kathmandu Plaza and Jamal areas of capital city Kathmandu over the next two weeks, with expansions to the suburbs of Thamel, Lazimpat, Sorhakhutte, Chabahil, Swayambhu, Chhetrapati, Bouddha, Kopundole, Patan Durbar and Satdobato to follow within two months. Fibre-based connections will then be gradually extended to other cities such as Bharatpur, Pokhara, Biratnagar and Butwal by the end of 2014. FTTH will initially be targeted at business users but will later be made available for residential customers. NT is also considering providing video services over its new fibre networks.