The commercial operation of the Nepal-China optical fiber link will begin from Friday, said the NT, without revealing the actual bandwidth to be received from China.
According to Nepal Telecom (NT), “The process of acquiring internet bandwidth from China has been completed.”
NT had made an agreement with China Telecom in December 2016 to get Internet bandwidth. Nepal was supposed to receive Internet from China from May last year but various delays like avalanches, unfavorable weather conditions, and other reasons pushed the date back to almost a year.
Currently, NT is purchasing only a limited volume of the Internet from China. However, it is to increase the volume gradually in the coming days.
“The process of acquiring internet bandwidth from China has been completed,” according to Prativa Baidhya, spokesperson for Nepal Telecom.Nepal is currently linked to the global internet connectivity through Indian telecom operators via different optical fiber connections in Biratnagar, Bhairahawa, and Birgunj.