Nepalese operators hand over NPR4.76bn royalties and spectrum fees

10 Nov 2014

Nepal’s government has collected a total of NPR4.76 billion (USD47.8 million) in spectrum fees and royalty payments for the 2014/15 financial year. NPR3.42 billion of the total came from the 4% of revenues which 19 firms must pay as a royalty each year; the two main wireless operators Ncell and Nepal Telecom (NT), paid the lion’s share of the total at NPR1.96 billion and NPR1.40 billion respectively, The Himalayan reports. The government has also collected NPR1.34 billion in spectrum fees from four firms: Ncell, NT, United Telecom Ltd (UTL) and Nepal Satellite Telecom (NST).