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NTA issues 15-day ultimatum to United Telecom to clear Rs 7.42 billion arrears (kh 07/06/2024)

Ncell reduces roaming charges, ‘no need to carry local SIM card while abroad’ (rep 30/05/2024)

Ncell required to pay Rs 20 billion for license renewal by mid-May (kh 14/05/2024)

Nepali nationals granted access to Indian SIM cards (kh 20/02/2024)

1,636 posts of postal office scrapped (kh 09/02/2024)

Revocation of UTL’s writ clears path for Information Highway development (kh 07/02/2024)

SC asks govt to respond to dispute over NTA Chair appointment (kh 03/02/2024)

Telecom regulator says tax dispute with ISPs will be resolved soon : Urges ISPs to ask Indian suppliers not to cut internet bandwidth supply as payment deadline nears (kp 30/12/2023)

Incomplete legal process delays Ncell shares transaction: NTA (kh 28/12/2023)

Telecom regulator instructs Ncell to submit details of Axiata’s deal : This is the third time Nepal Telecom Authority has sought details from the private company, according to NTA chairperson, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 18/12/2023), Parliamentary committee directs govt to collect outstanding taxes from Ncell, suspend approvals for share transactions (kh 19/12/2023), Nationalise Ncell by 2029: House panel tells government : Prime Minister Dahal admits he, as well as other top leaders, knows Satish Lal Acharya, raising questions about political connections influencing Acharya’s share purchase deal, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 20/12/2023)

Selling Ncell, by Narayan Manandhar (rep 15/12/2023)

NTA revokes internet service licenses of three companies (rep 14/12/2023)

Seven Nepalis acquire 11 shares in Ncell Axiata (kh 12/12/2023)

Indian telcos threaten to suspend internet bandwidth to Nepal : Warning follows failure of Nepali private internet firms to clear dues with Tata and Airtel, the bandwidth providers, by Krishana Prasain (kp 12/12/2023)

Stop Corporates From Bending Laws, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 12/12/2023)

All you need to know about Ncell dispute : Telecom giant’s share sale is mired in controversy—for its low valuation, charges of poor investment climate and suspected bid to own company even after licence period, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 10/12/2023)

Ncell’s tale unraveled: Axiata’s sale or sham? (kh 08/12/2023), Axiata may find breaking up hard to do : Malaysian conglomerate likely to be tied down in court battle with Nepal government over its stake sale in Ncell, by Ramesh Kumar (nt 09/12/2023)

Mobile rule makes Nepal immobile : Confusion about new Mobile Device Management System angers visitors, by Aïsha MacDougall (nt 09/12/2023)

House panel orders halt to Axiata’s Ncell sale process : Government told to conclude investigation within 30 days, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 07/12/2023), Ncell sale row: Too many panels may complicate probe : As two parliamentary committees and a government panel look into the deal, yet another committee shows interest, by Binod Ghimire (kp 08/12/2023)

Lawmakers express woes on possible impacts on FDI inflow due to Axiata-Ncell issue (rep 06/12/2023)

Hearing on Ncell tax dispute case postponed until February 27 (kh 05/12/2023) [???], PAC convenes meeting to discuss Ncell (kh 05/12/2023),
NCELL Controversy: Government in disarray, Opposition maintains silence, by Gyanu Ghimire (kh kh 05/12/2023), Government, Axiata could be in a long legal battle over Ncell sale : Nepal studying the legality of Axiata’s abrupt exit without notifying the Nepal Telecommunications Authority, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 05/12/2023), Disputed Ncell deal sparks debates and protests : Ruling parties unanimous the deal is suspicious and call for a thorough probe, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 06/12/2023)

Ncell’s earnings: A closer look at telecom revenue dynamics (kh 04/12/2023), IRD steps up to investigate controversial deal of Ncell partner Axiata Group (rep 04/12/2023), Axiata’s Ncell exit smacks of intention to evade capital gains tax (rep 04/12/2023), PM Dahal assures to initiate probe into Ncell’s share transactions, vows not to spare guilty (kh 04/12/2023)

Axiata to exit from Ncell amid revenue decline (kh 29/11/2023), Axiata announces exit as Nepal plans Investment Summit : The Malaysian telecom giant decided to quit the country citing increasingly challenging operational environment, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 29/11/2023), NTA asks Axiata to follow legal procedures while selling away its stakes in Nepal (rep 02/12/2023), PAC seeks clarification on Ncell’s share sale (kh 04/12/2023)

Experts explore key challenges, future prospects of telecommunication sector (ae 27/11/2023)

NTA implementing MDMS from today : Unregistered phones to face disconnection (kh 06/11/2023), NTA's implementation of MDMS marks milestone in Nepal's mobile device market (rep 07/11/2023), More than 800 SIM cards on iPhone 15 deactivated : The Nepal Telecommunications Authority has formally implemented MDMS, primarily to stop the use of smuggled phone sets (kp 08/11/2023), NTA faces challenge in implementing MDMS due to middlemen (rep 08/11/2023)

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)
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