Rumors regarding internet service to be brought from China in Nepal had been a topic of discussion for everyone. And finally, as reported, Nepal has started to bring bandwidth from China from today dated 12th January 2018. The step can be considered as a milestone in this sector, ending the monopoly of Indian internet.
Nepal Telecom’s spokesperson, Prativa Baidhya stated that the process of acquiring Internet Bandwidth from China has already been completed. Thus, the service is in operation starting from today. The actual bandwidth of the internet is not yet revealed though.
However, the agreement was already completed between Nepal Telecom and China Telecom in the month of December 2017 but due to reasons like avalanches and unfavourable weather, the service was delayed.
All the project operations, like laying down of the optical fiber from Kathmandu to Rasuwagadhi, which is nearly 90 km in distance was done in the month of August last year whereas the testing phase was operated in September last year.
Nepal Telecom has only bought a limited volume of bandwidth at the initial phase, though has promised of increasing the volume based on the need of the people and the users. The company also believes that this would help them establish bandwidth connection with other countries via China.
Clearly, this would also bring a competition in between various ISPs in Nepal. Thus, we can expect the rise in the internet speed while the decrease on the internet cost in Nepal. Similarly, the users are unlikely to experience any problem surfing Google and other websites as the bandwidth from China has been brought from Hongkong.