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Nepal Telecom launches FTTH service in Dolpa



Minister Rekha Sharma

Kathmandu, April 14: Nepal Telecom has launched the fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network service in remote western hilly district Dolpa.

The service supported by a high-speed internet facility, was launched in Dolpa under the government campaign to expand the high-speed internet across the country.

Minister for Communications and Information Technology, Rekha Sharma, on Sunday inaugurated the service for the district in the Karnali Province, virtually.

With this, the service is available in all 77 districts except Mugu and Humla which are parts of Karnali.

According to the Nepal Telecom, in Mugu, the process is underway to launch the service while in Humla, it plans to make it accessible by the next year.

On the occasion, Minister Sharma said the moment indicates the government’s campaign to make the optical fiber-supported broadband internet facility available across the country becoming successful.

She urged Nepal Telecom officials to extend the service to the center of at least one local level, enriching the quality of the service and its effectiveness.

“The government does not only think about profit. It aims to provide information and communication facilities to the citizens of far-flung areas despite the losses. The government highly accords priority to spread the internet service across the country,” she added.

In some cases, only dependence on solar plants in the absence of electricity to sustain the service could hamper the quality of services and in such a situation, the use of an alternative power system is needed, according to the Minister.

“Interment remains a vital service in the government efforts to build a digital Nepal,” the government Spokesperson said.

Secretary at the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology and Nepal Telecom Board of Directors Chair, Ramkrishna Subedi, pledged to connect all the entire with internet facilities in the near future.

The NT will reach Mugu and Humla with the internet facility in the near future, he said.

Nepal Telecom Karnali Province Directorate Umesh Prasad Shah who joined the programme virtually said the service heavily relies on solar power while Dolpa’s Chief District Officer Tulasi Prasad Dahal said the telecommunications service in the district is limited.

“The launch of the FTTH in the district is a significant achievement for it.” #nepal #RSS