WorldLink Communication will be building data centers across 14 cities in Nepal. The company organized a press conference today announcing a budget worth 3 billion Nepalese rupees for the project that will span over the next three years. WorldLink is the largest private-sector internet service provider (ISP) of Nepal.
The ISP mentioned a rapid surge in internet traffic across the globe due to the COVID-19 pandemic that has affected users’ experience over the internet ascribed to tremendous load on internet infrastructures.
In Nepal, there has been an incremental use of digital services such as online payment, ride-sharing, banking, etc. on the internet alongside social media platforms playing a pivotal role in increasing internet traffic. WorldLink looks forward to mitigating the same by building data centers, which will be sufficient enough to collect, store, process, and distribute access to users’ data.
The Government of Nepal, on the other hand, is working toward a digital nation that demands sustainable development of the network, telecommunication, and cloud infrastructures. This eventually requires safe, reliable, and robust data centers of the international standard that can collect data, store them, as well as provide distribution access. Hence, the WorldLink data centers project is believed to hugely contribute to the digital future of Nepal.
WorldLink Communication’s CEO, Mr. Keshav Nepal during the press conference stated that “the data centers will ultimately decide where the internet in Nepal will head in the days to come.”
As for data centers, the one based in Kathmandu will be the largest and designed in an internationally accredited Tier 4 power process with Tier 3 certificate while all the remaining ones will either be small or medium with Tier 2 certificate. All of the data centers will be robust and well facilitated.
WorldLink will not just manage its own infrastructures but information technology and telecommunication infrastructures of other governmental and private sector organizations in the nation.
Mr. Nepal also stated, “data centers will ensure a lot more accessible internet to the users. All government and private organizations will be able to leverage data centers to facilitate quality digital and cloud-based services to their customers.”
WorldLink Communication is collaborating with Nepal Telecom and Nepal Electricity Authority to carry out the data centers project hopeful for a contribution towards digital Nepal.