The signing of the agreement seeks to end Nepalâ€™s ‘India dependence’
Kathmandu, December 7, 2016: For the first time, Nepal Telecom, the state-owned telecommunication service provider in Nepal, has inked an agreement with China Telecom Global Limited (CTG) to deliver IP services in Nepal, with the newly launched terrestrial cable route connecting China and Nepal via Rasuwa Gateway.
Following the terrestrial cable route, Nepal can now purchase Internet bandwidth from Chinese firms.
At present, Nepal’s Internet service providers purchase bandwidth from companies from India and other countries.
The new China-Nepal route is unprecedented as it is a new direct alternative route for traffic demand generated from Nepal to all over the world, and provides the highest quality service and low latency solution for end users in Nepal.
After signing the agreement, Ou Yan, Executive Vice-President of CTG, said, â€œChina Telecom is dedicated to expanding our footprint by connecting with neighboring countries. The China-Nepal route could provide service to Nepal and transit service from India. China Telecom has put tremendous effort into building the route through the Himalayas. We are committed to delivering a state of the art route for Nepal Telecom.â€
Kamini Rajbhandari, Managing Director of Nepal Telecom, has said that Nepal Telecom would benefit from an additional route for connectivity. â€œWe are confident that China Telecom would provide reliable service and are looking forward to establishing Nepal as a transit hub through this route,â€ she added.
China Telecom Global Limited (CTG) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of China Telecommunications Corporation Limited for managing its international businesses. Established in 2012 and headquartered in Hong Kong and Beijing, CTG leverages the abundant resources in mainland China, connecting the Asia Pacific region to the world. With the direct connections with more than 10 neighboring countries and regions via terrestrial cables, CTG has mapped out a global service and capacity network.