Nepal Telecom is all set to expand its Broadband internet service, according to the company.
The company is launching the technology based on Wi-Max with the 200,000 line capacity to expand in 3,915 Village Development Committees (VDCs) by 2012, NT managing director Vishwanath Goel said, adding that the expansion supports the government to launch broadband based different programmes at the rural community.
The broadband service will be based on both wireless and wire line technology, he informed, adding that the service not only helps increase Internet speed but will also help carry out other Information and Communication related projects in the rural areas.
Nepal Telecom took the decision in line with government’s plan of making broadband service available to the grassroots level.
Finance minister Bharat Mohan Adhikari — in the budget speech — had pledged to implement broadband in all villages. “Necessary infrastructure will be developed for the successful implementation of broadband in all villages and phone on demand in all cities as a campaign,” the budget for the current fiscal year read.
“Nepal Telecom is committed to support government’s plan of expanding service,” Goel said.
Similarly, Nepal Telecom has also promised to launch different projects targeted to the rural villages. The company is expanding satellite based GSM and CDMA mobile services in the rural part of the country, according to spokesperson Surendra Prasad Thike.
The telecom service provider will expand its service through microwave/ optical link in the village where transmission infrastructure has not created, he said.
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Source: The Himalayan Times