telephony in nepal
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Penetration Statistics

● Teledensity Penetration
● Mobile Subscription Penetration
● Data/Internet Services Penetration
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Telecommunication Market Share

● NCell 50%
● NT 43%
● UTL 3%
● STPL 3%
● NSTPL 1%
● STM 0%


● Mobile 70.04%
● Fixed 3.15%
● Others 5.66%


● NCell 51%
● NT 46%
● UTL 2%
● ISPs 1%


Telecommunication Department was established in B.S.2016.After serving the nation for 29 years with great pride and a sense of accomplishment, Nepal Telecommunication Corporation was transformed into Nepal Doorsanchar Company Limited from Baisakh 1, 2061.

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Ncell Pvt. Ltd. has been working in Nepal since 2004 as the first private mobile operator in the country.
Previously known as Mero Mobile, Ncell is part of TeliaSonera, a leading European telecommunication company since October 2008.

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United Telecom Limited (UTL) is a consortium of 4 companies(Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL), Telecommunications Consultants India Limited (TCIL), Tata Communications Ltd (TCL), Nepal Ventures Private Limited (NVPL)) who have come together in a joint venture, to explore telecom opportunities in Nepal.

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Smart Telecom Pvt. Ltd (STPL) is the sixth mobile operator of Nepal which provides both VSAT services as well as GSM services. It has coverage in four development regions except the eastern region.

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Nepal Satellite Telecom Pvt. Limited has been registered with Company Registrar Office from the Government of Nepal on 01/07/2005 and it acquired license and GSM 900/1800 spectrum from Nepal Telecom Authority on 17/02/2008 with an objective to provide telephone services in Nepal.
The company's mission is to provide excellent telecommunication services from lower belt of Terai to the highest ranges of the Himalayas.

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Gramintel is a leading telecom operator in Nepal since its inception in 2003. Under license from Nepal Telecommunications Authority (NTA), Gramintel provides basic subscriber line, international long distance, payphone, wireless services, internet and telecenter services in Nepal. Gramintel today has expanded its network in more than 50 districts of Nepal and now enjoys a strong nationwide presence. Gramintel operates the largest PCO network in Nepal. Gramintel started the first Rural Tele-medicine in Nepal and is also building other applications like Virtual Community Schools on its ICT backbone.

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