CG Communications, a subsidiary of Chaudhary Group, has launched fibre broadband services in Nepal under the CG Net brand, reports Nepalitelecom. In a move that could disrupt the country’s ISP market, the company’s single introductory subscription plan provides peak download speeds of 120Mbps – the fastest connection available to residential customers in Nepal – for a very aggressive price of NPR999 a month (USD8.49) with no installation charge. The company’s fair usage policy also provides a 1900GB data allowance before speeds are throttled, which is almost twice as much as its major rivals. Although services are initially limited to the Jawalakhel, Jhamsikhel, Bhanimandal and Ekantakuna districts of the city of Lalitpur, CG Net plans to expand coverage to all areas of the Kathmandu Valley within twelve months and has promised IPTV, video OTT and other services will follow in the near future.
Commenting on the launch, CG Communications Managing Director Nirvana Chadhary said: ‘High speed internet has become essential in daily life and the demand is increasing. Our presence will mean a lot to take the country into the digital age.’ He added the network has been deployed using Nokia’s latest technology to provide a high speed service and meet future market demand.