Commercial operation of Nepal-China optical fiber link is a major milestone for the development of internet infrastructure in Nepal.
The launch of commercial optical fiber link between state-owned Nepal Telecom and China Telecom Global has provided an additional internet route in the landlocked Himalayan nation.
Till date, India was the lone internet provider in Nepal.
According to Nepal Telecom officials, keeping in view the increasing use of internet in the country, Chinese fiber link is taken as an alternative source to meet the ever-increasing bandwidth demand. It is also expected to reduce internet cost due to competition.
- Nepal Capital: Kathmandu, Currency: Nepalese rupee, Prime minister: Sher Bahadur Deuba
- China Capital: Beijing, Currency: Renminbi, President: Xi Jinping