For the first time, Nepal Telecom (NTC) has launched FTTH in the Okhaldhunga district. Local customers will have access to secure and high-speed internet as well as voice call service over optical fiber once NTC’s FTTH service is launched.
The telco has successfully completed a FTTH trial in Ramailodada’s central business district.
NTC will begin the FTTH rollout around the headquarters area once COVID-19 prohibitions are lifted, according to Santosh Neupane, NTC Okhaldhunga branch officer.
Prioritization of Distribution
NTC Okhaldhunga Branch Office Incharge Dinesh Chandra Panthy said that FTTH would be rolled out as soon as possible. He also mentioned that the telco’s first phase of installation, setup, and testing around Okhaldhunga Bazaar had been completed, and that they had received a positive response.
“Nepal Telecom completed the installation, setup, and testing of FTTH network in Okhaldhunga bazaar during the COVID Pandemic,” says Incharge Panthy.
As soon as the local administration eases the lockdown, we will start to distribute on a priority basis. We have developed an online form (Google Doc) to facilitate a better distribution of the service. The Customer’s response has been very satisfying. We will start networking in the rest of the areas of the Okhaldhunga bazaar very soon.
Mr. Dinesh Chandra Panthy, Okhaldhunga Office Incharge, NTC
The public can fill up this online form to apply for new FTTH installations. The locals can also contact NTC’s Okhaldhunga branch for further information.
Expansion of FTTH
For quite some time, NTC has been extending its FTTH network and replacing its conventional copper-based ADSL service with FTTH. NTC will provide a wider variety of services over a single connection thanks to the fiber connectivity to the customer premises.
The telco recently launched the Triple Play service, which combines TV, voice calls, and internet on a single cable. The TV service is currently being tested in Kathmandu and will soon be expanded to other parts of the country.
The NTC’s FTTH expansion is a critical component in completing the government’s Digital Nepal Framework by providing quick broadband connectivity that improves social inclusion and bridges the digital divide.
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