Nepal Research
Website on Nepal and Himalayan Studies

Infrastructure (telecommunication, postal service)
Time in Taksindu:
Human Rights

Infrastructure (general)
Information technology
Roads and bridges

OTT: Between innovation and regulation : Nepal must promote innovation while protecting national security and safeguarding consumer rights, by Suman Siwakoti (kp 08/09/2023)

TERAMOX not for tapping calls, but for quality service: NTA Chair Khanal (rep 22/08/2023)

Telecom firms skip audit because ‘it is too costly’ : Insiders warn that not doing a security audit is a serious matter because it puts data privacy at risk, by Krishana Prasain (kp 09/08/2023), Navigating the Global Encryption Policy Debate: Security vs. Privacy, by Bivek Chaudhary (rep 09/08/2023)

Progressing with 5G : We cannot overlook the emerging next generation technology, by Buddhi Narayan Acharya (kp 18/07/2023)

Nepal waiting and waiting for 5G mobile technology : Geopolitical theories have been swirling around the delay while some blame plain laziness for the elusive rollout, by Krishana Prasain (kp 15/06/2023)

Nepal Telecom’s core system under Huawei’s control despite technical sensitivity (kh 19/05/2023)

Government moves to implement MDMS (ae 11/05/2023)

Nepal Telecom starts 5G trial in Pokhara and Birgunj (rep 07/05/2023)

Internet, cable TV wire messes in Kathmandu metropolis to be removed from tomorrow (rep 07/05/2023)

Govt set to lose Ncell’s ownership as new Bill to replace Telecommunication Act is manipulated by vested groups, by Tapendra Karki (rep 31/03/2023)

Value-added services in telecom sector to be regulated : Contents provided through third-party services like ringback tone, mobile advertising and voting polls are value-added services, officials say, by Krishana Prasain (kp 28/03/2023)

New bill stirs telecom sector : The provisions related to the license fee and renewal fee in the draft bill will provide big relief to telecom companies struggling to pay government dues as well as new ones planning to enter the telecom sector, by Pratik Ghimire (ae 27/03/2023)

Over 73 percent of Nepalis use smartphones (rep 25/03/2023)

New bylaw to allow consumers to make claim for service interruption : If a customer is hampered by network issues, telecom operators will have to compensate them for the downtime, by Krishana Prasain (kp 05/03/2023)

Nepal Telecom’s 5G rollout date keeps slipping : The state-owned company has already postponed several launch dates. Could geopolitics be a factor?, by Krishana Prasain (kp 08/02/2023)

ISPAN warns of interruption in internet services (ae 04/01/2023)

Power utility and ISPs lock horns over pole rental fee again : On Monday, the Internet Service Providers Association of Nepal said that Nepal Electricity Authority has started cutting cables in many places (kp 03/01/2023), Internet providers threaten to disrupt service : NEA acts against ISPs for not clearing utility pole dues (ht 03/01/2023)

Nepal Telecom puts 5G test on hold : The service provider says there are not enough mobile phones in the country that support 5G at 2600 MHz frequency (kp 02/01/2023)

Mobile device management system to go live on Friday : Users who brought devices from abroad before mid-August should update their operating system by taking an invoice from the customs office, by Krishana Prasain (kp 27/12/2022)

Mobile network abysmal in dozens of villages (kh 08/12/2022)

Spreading the word through audio broadcasting service : Ringaze claims it has gained more than four dozen organisations as its clients across the country in less than a year, by Pawan Pandey (kp 04/12/2022)

Postal Service Department to resume international postal services (rep 15/10/2022)

Telecom regulator recommends merger of service providers : There are 138 internet operators in Nepal resulting in a crowded playing field, officials say, by Krishana Prasain (kp 11/10/2022)

Nepal Telecom distributing free e-SIM from today (kh 16/09/2022)

Govt implements Mobile Device Management System; phones brought illegally to be blocked : The IMEI number is shown on the cover of the mobile set or users can dial *#06# to find out their IMEI number (nlt 15/09/2022), Mobile device management system goes online to check grey market : Insiders say tens of thousands of unlocked high-end mobile phones have been sold in the market, depriving the government of tax revenue, by Krishana Prasain (kp 16/09/2022)

Nepal Telecom trialling eSIM service : The virtual SIM also allows subscribers to switch from one mobile network to another without having to change the physical SIM card, by Krishana Prasain (kp 25/08/2022)

NTA to launch MDMS on Sept 15 (ht 13/08/2022), MDMS will go live next month throughout Nepal (kh 16/08/2022)

Nepal Telecom reduces service charges (kh 17/07/2022)

7 districts of Sudurpaschim remain out of communication service (kh 08/06/2022)

When one is not enough : Mobile subscribers opt for multiple SIMs due to network issues (ht 20/05/022)

Telecom service providers witness fall in revenue (ht 13/05/2022)

NEA calls on internet, cable service providers to renew agreements and pay arrears within May 14 (rep 27/04/2022)

Government to modernize postal service (kh 26/04/2022)

NTA directs to tighten noose on distribution of SIM/RIM card (kh 07/04/2022)

The postman does not ring—not even once : Once a lifeline, postal service sees a gradual death, with not many letters to deliver while the revenue is falling, by Anup Ojha (kp 28/03/2022), Recharge the post office : Private players have been allowed to thrive at the expense of essential government services (kp 29/03/2022)

Darchula Village Left Without Telephone Service For Five Months (rn 28/03/2022)

Quality of voice services on mobile networks falls short : The call setup success rate varied from 72 to 92 percent, well below the minimum threshold of less than 99.99 percent, the regulator says, by Krishana Prasain (kp 20/02/2022)

What is delaying 4G service rollout? (ht 01/01/2015)
Documents / Websites

Copyright © Nepal Research. is not liable for any unsuitable material found in any of the links included in this web site.
Please contact the respective web sites for any relevant information.

Last updated: