China becomes Nepal’s second Internet Service Provider

Published on January 14, 2018
By providing Internet access to Nepal, China has become the second Internet service provider of Nepal, breaking India's monopoly in doing so.

China becomes Nepal’s second Internet Service Provider

  • China Telecom Global (CTG), a company founded in 2012 located in Hong Kong and Beijing has formed a group with Nepal Telecom to provide alternative cyber-connectivity for Nepal. 
  • Nepal had been linked to the global internet network through Indian telecom operators, using optical fiber connections in Biratnagar, Bhairahawa and Birgunj, among others.
  • State-owned telecom company Nepal Telecom (NT) mentioned that all the groundwork has been completed to formally connect Nepal with Chinese bandwidth from January 12.
  • The use of Internet has been increasing rapidly in Nepal, therefore to meet the ever-increasing bandwidth demand the Chinese internet bandwidth is taken as an alternative source for Nepal.
  • The Chinese Internet gateway is also expected to facilitate service providers in Nepal to establish bandwidth connection with other countries via China.
  • As of now the Nepal Telecom is purchasing limited volume of internet from China but it plans to increase the volume of Chinese internet gradually in near future.

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