Telecom

Ncell supports reforestation, conservation activities

Ncell, privately owned telecommunication service provider has taken an initiative to support reforestation and implement environment awareness program in Dhanusha, aiming to contribute to awareness and conservation of the environment. Under the initiative, as a part of its corporate social responsibility, Ncell has planted 50,000 trees in 33 hectares barren areas of Dhanushadham Protected Forest (DPF) to develop it as …

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Uncertainty looms over purchase of internet bandwidth from China

The commercial use of internet bandwidth to be purchased from China has been uncertain. Nepal and China have been connected with optical fiber network for the first time through the Rasuwgadhi border point by the mid-May but due to lack of commercial agreement, it is uncertain when the internet bandwidth will be purchased. The commercial agreement was supposed to be …

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UTL receives basic telephone service license

United Telecom Limited (UTL) has received a unified license (also known as basic telephone service license) from NTA (Nepal Telecommunication Authority), which allows it to expand GSM mobile services nationwide. UTL has been awarded the basic telephone service license after it cleared all its outstanding dues. The government had introduced the provision of unified license publishing a notice in 2012 …

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NT plans for extensive service expansion

Nepal Telecom is planning to implement current fiscal year 2016/17 as the year of investment and service expansion. The company has endorsed the budget of worth Rs 67 billion for this purpose. In the current fiscal year, NT plans to distribute twenty-five hundred fifty thousand mobile lines. As to PSTN and CDMA service, the company has plans to distribute 30,314 …

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Ncell Mela in 5 cities, begins on Sept 15

Ncell is organizing Ncell Mela in 5 major cities of the country, starting September 15, 2016 as part of its rebranding campaign. The event is being organized in Narayanghat, Pokhara, Butwal, Dharan and Birtamode to exchange seasonal greetings amid nearing festival season and to introduce new brand logo of the company among customers in a local level. Ncell Mela packed …

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NT’s festive offer, 1200 MB data at Rs 85

Nepal telecom has introduced data pack titled ‘Subharatri pack’ for its GSM prepaid mobile users in line with the Teej festival which is two days away. Issuing a press statement, NT has said that its GSM prepaid customers can use 500 MB of data within seven days at Rs 40 and 1200 MB of data within 15 days at Rs …

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NT introduces Father’s Day data packs

Nepal Telecom has announced special data packages titled ‘Subha Bihanai Sandhya’ data packs to its GSM prepaid users on the occasion of upcoming father’s day. Issuing a press statement, it has stated two volumes of data packs are available, one of 100 MB priced at Rs 45 with a validity of three days and the other is 225 MB priced …

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Nepal Telecom extends microwave link to 75 districts

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Nepal Telecom has extended microwave radio link connection to all 75 districts across the country. On 4th Bhadra Nepal Telecom established microwave link connection in Simikot of Humla as the 75th district to be connected by microwave radio link. Earlier on 21st Ashadh it had extended the accessibility of microwave link in Dolpa and Mugu districts. Prior to this, NT …

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Ncell to provide mobile financial services

Ncell has stated that expanding the sphere of its service sector; it will soon be launching mobile financial services. Much earlier, Nepal Rastra Bank had introduced a separate policy to allow telecom operators to operate mobile financial services. Speaking at a programme of logo launch, Simon Perkins, Managing Director of Ncell, said, ‘Complying with the policy, Ncell will be soon …

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Ncell’s new logo unveiled officially

Pledges to provide affordable and innovative service to its customers Ncell has unveiled its new brand logo officially in a programme on Tuesday. Managing Director of Ncell, Simon Perkins together with Axiata Regional Chief Executive Officer for South Asia, Dr Hans Wijayasuriya unveiled the new brand logo of Ncell in a programme attended by customers, representatives from private sectors, foreign missions and …

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Ncell unveils new brand logo

Pledges to invest Rs 70bn in 2 years After four months of acquisition of Ncell by Axiata from Teliasonera, Axiata has unveiled new brand logo of Ncell. Axiata is the sole investor in Reynolds Holdings, which holds 80% shares of Ncell. It had acquired shares for Rs 109.86 billion in the last April. ‘The rebranding of Ncell marks the beginning …

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NT’s strategic partnership process in limbo

It has been many years since Nepal Telecom made a decision to get a strategic partner but the process to get a strategic partner in Nepal Telecom is not getting any progress. NT has been pressing for the need of a strategic partner to ensure a secure position in a competitive telecommunication market. Back in 2014, Nepal Telecom was given a go-ahead …

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NTA collects Rs 20 billion license renewal fee

The Nepal Telecommunications Authority (NTA) has collected a total of Rs 20 billion license renewal fee from two major telecom companies Nepal Telecom (NT) and Ncell. The fee was paid by the two companies in the last four fiscal years in Rs 2.5 billion annual installment basis. By the last fiscal year 2015-16, the two major telecom companies had cleared …

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IVR: 24 hours at your service

IVR, (interactive voice response), a telephony technology in which someone uses a touch-tone telephone to interact with a database to acquire information. IVR technology does not require human interaction over the telephone as the user’s interaction with the database is predetermined by what the IVR system will allow the user access to. The Telephone user activates IVR System by dialling …

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National Broadband master plan proposes to bring in new telecom company

Nationwide broadband to be available by 2020 National Broadband master plan prepared by Nepal Telecommunication Authority has proposed to bring in new telecom company to secure a more competitive telecommunications sector. It has stated that current state of duopoly of Nepal Telecom and Ncell which hold 95% of total market share is not likely to produce the good outcomes for …

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NT recharge service resumes after two days of disruption

Problems in a balance-recharge system in Nepal Telecom’s Network are not new for Nepalese mobile phone users. State-owned and a major mobile phone service provider Nepal Telecom customers have been facing difficulties while topping up balance time and again because of network congestion or system up-gradation. Problems to recharge mobile balance for pre-paid mobile phone users in Nepal Telecom’s network occurred …

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Night call offer: the delight that comes with the night

Telecom service providers have introduced various schemes in view of requirements of customers. A launch of various schemes indicates that they truly value their customers’ needs and service improvements. Night Call offer is one of the various schemes. Customers can make calls at low rates with this offer after 10 pm.   Under Nepal Telecom Network CDMA prepaid users can …

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Ncell hands over bike to highest selling retailer

Ncell handed over a motorbike to Dinesh Dura of Lamjung Communication, Mitranagar, Naya Bus Park (Kathmandu) as a gift under its Channel Loyalty project on Wednesday. Lamjung Communication is one of the Ncell 10,000 authorized retailers serving the purpose of availability of SIM cards, recharge card and other Ncell products to customers. Ncell started the loyalty project in 2014 to …

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