Nepal lays fibre for China Telecom link

17 May 2016

State-owned Nepal Telecom (NT) says it has completed the deployment of a fibre link to the Chinese border, as it looks to strengthen communications ties with its neighbour. The network runs from the capital Kathmandu to the border town of Rasuwagadhi, with Xinhua news agency reporting that NT plans to connect with its Chinese counterpart China Telecom. NT will then have a direct connection to data centres in Hong Kong, while there are also plans to develop a connection to Singapore. Nepalese news source Republica cites NT spokesperson Dilliram Adhikari as saying: ‘Nepal can now establish global connectivity through Hong Kong via China, or Singapore via India. Service will become cheaper and faster from June after connecting with both the hubs in Hong Kong and Singapore.’

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