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Nepal Mobile Subscriber Base Reaches 13.6 Million

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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.

The total consumer base comprises 13.6 million mobile subscribers, 847,724 fixed-line subscribers, and 874,644 other telephony users (satellite and limited mobility services).

The country had just over 4 million internet users leading a 15.2 percent overall penetration rate.

The number of mobile customers grew from 13.35 million in December to 13.6 million in January. Of the total, 12.75 million were GSM users and the remainder use Nepal Telecom's CDMA service.

Ncell has 7 million GSM subscribers, up from 6.85 million in December, followed by Nepal Telecom with a customer base of 5.74 million, up from 5.65 million a month earlier.

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