Sun,10 September 2023
The Nepal Telecommunications Authority (NTA) has announced a plan to connect all highways in the country with mobile network within a year. The project, which has been approved by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MoCIT), will cost Rs 1 billion.
The project is expected to improve connectivity for people traveling on the highways, allowing them to stay connected with family and friends, access the internet, and make emergency calls. It will also benefit businesses and tourists, who will be able to use mobile services while traveling.
The NTA is currently inviting proposals from Nepal Telecom (NTC) and Ncell, the two major mobile operators in Nepal. The project is expected to be completed by the end of the fiscal year 2080/81.
The announcement of the project has been welcomed by businesses and travelers alike. "This is a welcome development," said Suresh Shrestha, president of the Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry. "It will make it easier for businesses to operate and for tourists to travel around the country."
The project is also expected to help to bridge the digital divide in Nepal. Currently, mobile network coverage is limited in many parts of the country, especially in rural areas. The NTA says that the project will help to ensure that everyone in Nepal has access to mobile services.
The project is part of the NTA's efforts to improve telecommunications infrastructure in Nepal. The authority has also been working to expand broadband internet access and to improve the quality of mobile services.
The NTA's announcement is a significant step forward in Nepal's efforts to connect all of its citizens to the digital world. The project is expected to have a positive impact on the economy and on the lives of people all over the country.