Telecoms news from Nepal
Nepal based mobile network, Ncell has denied recent reports that it is looking to buy Nepal Satellite Telecom (NST) and merge the two networks. ...more.
Nepal Telecom will start offering its corporate WiMAX services to consumers from later this week, local media has reported. ...more.
Nepal's telecoms regulator has issued a couple of notices warning importers of mobile phones that devices need approval before they can be sold in the country, and that it is seeking views on a base station emission policy. ...more.
Nepal Telecom is nearing the completion of an upgrade of its CDMA network to offer faster mobile data download speeds. ...more.
Nepal Telecom has issued the long-expected formal tender to China's Huawei to deploy a network upgrade for 5.2 million additional GSM lines. ...more.
Nepal's telecoms regulator is considering licensing a third mobile network to boost competition in the market which is increasingly dominated by a single player. ...more.
Nepal Telecom says that it will start offering new connections to its network from the end of the current fiscal year - in July 2013. ...more.
Nepal Telecom is reported to have cancelled a network contract with Ericsson and is looking to award it to Huawei instead. ...more.
Huawei is reported to have won a network expansion contract in Nepal to add 4.8 million GSM lines to the Nepal Telecom network. ...more.
Nepalese mobile network, Ncell has paid the outstanding license fees that the country's Supreme Court had ordered the mobile networks to submit to the telecoms regulator. ...more.
Nepal's government has instructed the telecoms regulator, the NTA to speed up its collection of unpaid radio spectrum fees from the mobile networks. ...more.
TeliaSonera has announced that it has sold its 18.6% stake in Cambodia's Smart Mobile, and entered into an agreement to increase its ownership in Nepal's Ncell. ...more.
Nepal's total telephone customer base reached 15.33 million at the middle of January, according to the Nepal Telecommunications Authority (NTA). The overall teledensity reached 57.56 percent. ...more.
A dead lizard was the cause of landline disruptions that took six days to repair in a western region of Nepal. ...more.
Qatar Telecom (Qtel) has signed an agreement with Nepal Telecom to establish and manage a Multi-Service Point of Presence (PoP) in Qatar. ...more.
Nepal Telecom has ordered infrastructure supplier, ZTE to carry out maintenance and replacement work in two months to improve the network quality on both its GSM and CDMA networks. ...more.
The Nepalese Parliament is calling on the telecoms regulator to explain what it says are irregularities in the awarding of telecoms licenses. ...more.
Nepal Telecom has been accused of renting land for base stations based less on the optimum location to improve coverage than on whether the land is owned by friends and relatives of the staff. ...more.
China's ZTE has offered compensation to Nepal Telecom after some of the CDMA equipment it supplied was of poor manufacturing quality, ...more.
Nepal's Telecommunications Authority (NTA) is recommending that the government allow it to reclaim any unused radio spectrum allocated to a license holder if it has been unused for over two years. ...more.