By Alisha Shrestha on Jan 12,2018 - 21:56
Nepal Telecom and China Telecom Global (CTG) have signed an agreement to provide additional Internet bandwidth to Nepal. It has launched terrestrial fiber cable that connects China and Nepal through the Jilong (Rasuwa) border gateway. It has been a successful attempt of Nepal to connect with the world via India and china linkage.
The China-Nepal deal will also provide an additional bandwidth transit service through existing cables that links Nepal and India. NT and CTG had previously signed an agreement in June and the fiber is commercially initiated from today. Amidst the month of June, NT had said that the additional bandwidth bought from Chinese firms via the cable infrastructure will allow it to lower broadband Internet prices in the country. It is an opportunity of NT to get connection with other telecom companies through the new link.
The government-owned telecom company claimed that currently Nepal gets Internet bandwidth through the Indian route only and that the new link is an “alternative for Nepal”. The fiber link also extends up till China’s Hong Kong Data Center, which is considered as one the largest global date centers in Asia, added the report.
As per Kamini Rajbhandari, Managing Director at NT, Nepal Telecom has been satisfying customers with 4G services and fixed Broadband services and this new established route shall strengthened international affairs; as well earn trust among hundred years’ old customers.
Yu Hong, Ambassador of the People's Republic of China to Nepal, believes that the connection of bandwidth shall also elevate possibility of smooth business opportunities between Nepal and China.Tags - NT , china internet , CTG
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