Nepal Doorsanchar Company Ltd. (Nepali: नेपाल दूरसञ्चार कम्पनी लिमिटेड), popularly known as Nepal Telecom (Nepali: नेपाल टेलिकम) is state owned telecommunication service provider in Nepal with 91.49% of the government share. The company was a monopoly until 2003, when the first private sector operator United Telecom Limited(UTL) started providing basic telephony services. The central office of Nepal Telecom is located at Bhadrakali Plaza, Kathmandu. It has branches, exchanges and other offices in 184 locations within the country.
Nepal Telecom logo, 2004–present
|नेपाल दूरसञ्चार कम्पनी लिमिटेड|
|Traded as||NEPSE: NTC|
|Predecessor||Nepal Telecommunication Corporation|
|Founded||13 April 2004|
Bhadrakali Plaza, Kathmandu
|Dilli Ram Adhikari|
|Products||Mobile Telephony, GSM, GPRS,3G, 4G|
|Services||Fixed line and mobile telephony, broadband and fixed-line internet services Internet SMS|
Number of employees
|5400 (F/Y 2073-74 BS; 2016-17 AD)|
It is the sole provider of fixed line, ISDN and leased-line services in Nepal. Following the entry of Ncell (previously called Mero Mobile) into Nepal's telecommunications industry in 2005, it is no longer the only provider of GSM mobile service. With more than 5,400 employees, it is one of the largest corporations of Nepal. It has a total of 262 telephone exchanges in various parts of the country serving 603,291 PSTN lines, more than 5 million GSM cellular phones and more than a million CDMA phone line as of July 2011.
According to recent data, there are about 20 million users of Nepal Telecom including all those of fixed landline, GSM mobile, CDMA and internet service. Nepal Telecom Launched 4G LTE Service on 1 January 2017. It is the first operator to provide 4G LTE service in Nepal on technology neutral frequency band of 1800 MHz as standard for 4G in Nepal.till the date 4G is only available in kathmandu and pokhara In July 2019, Nepal Telecom have successfully tested VoLTE service for the first time in Nepal. According to MIS report published by Nepal Telecommunication Authority in April 2019, Nepal Telecom has largest cable internet subscribers of hovering 211,513 covering 84% of all the cable internet market. Similarly, Nepal Telecom being a sole provider of WiMAX, it has 87,977 subscribers by the end of April 2019. On Oct 2, 2019, Nepal Telecom expanded their 4G service to 60 cities of 37 districts, which was inaugurated by Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli.
Known as Telecommunication Department at the time of establishment, its name was changed to Telecommunications Development Board in 1969. After the enactment of Communications Corporation Act 1971, it was formally established as fully state-owned corporation called Nepal Telecommunication Corporation in 1975. On Magh 22, 2060 BS, Nepal Telecommunication Corporation was transformed to a public limited company.
|Operator Name||Nepal Telecom|
|Network Name (Post-paid GSM Mobile)||NTC Mobile (429-01^NPL)|
|Network Name (Pre-paid GSM Mobile)||Namaste (429-01^NPL)|
|Network Name (CDMA Mobile)||Sky Phone (429-03)|
|Technology||GSM 900 (GPRS, EDGE), UMTS (HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+), LTE, broadband, satellite phone, WiFi Hotspot|
|Network Status||Live since May 1999|
|Government of Nepal||91.49%|
|Nagarik Lagaani Kosh||0.03%|
- "Brief Introduction" (Press release).
- "Dilli Ram Adhikari appointed Nepal Telecom MD". Nepali Telecom. Retrieved 6 January 2019.
- "Schedule-1, Unaudited Financial Results of Fourth Quarter of Financial Year 2072/73 (2015/16)" (PDF). Finance Department, Nepal Telecom.
- "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2018-09-01. Retrieved 2017-05-29.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- All telecom companies in Nepal to be Public – NTA Cross Holding Study Reports. Retrieved 2014-01-22.
- "Nepal Doorsanchar Company Limited :: Nepal Telecom :: Homepage" (PDF). Retrieved 17 November 2019.
- "4G LTE starts in Nepal from Nepal Telecom's Postpaid Service". TechSansar. Retrieved 1 January 2017.
- "Nepal Telecom successfully tested VoLTE for first time in Nepal". Telecomkhabar. 2019-07-15. Archived from the original on 2019-07-17. Retrieved 2019-07-18.
- "Total Internet subscribers in Nepal in 2019". Telecomkhabar. 2019-07-07. Archived from the original on 2019-07-17. Retrieved 2019-07-18.
- telecomkhabar (2019-07-25). "NT WiMAX? Where did Nepal Telecom failed?". Telecomkhabar. Archived from the original on 2019-07-25. Retrieved 2019-07-25.
- "Nepal Telecom launches 4G in 60 cities of 37 districts". NepaliTelecom. 2019-10-02. Retrieved 2019-10-31.
- "WiMAX in Nepal finally a reality – Nepal Telecom launches WiMAX". TechSansar.com. September 30, 2012. Retrieved March 14, 2015.
- "List & Location of available NT WiFi Hotspots". TechSansar.com. March 14, 2015. Retrieved March 14, 2015.