15 Dec 2019

Telecommunication in Nepal

Telecommunication Service in Nepal dates back to 1970 B.S and has a rich history in its evolution. Since 1995, this sector has been undergoing through significant growth developing better ways to enjoy telecommunication facilities to native people and foreign visitors as well.


Nepal Telecom, as a government company, started first telecommunication services in Nepal with all possible services. Timeline stretches from 1913 till date and would be quite difficult to elaborate them for now, if not impossible. The company has successfully provided its customers with quality since its commencement. From all urban areas to remote regions of the country, Nepal Telecom has played a vital role in the expansion of telecommunication services in Nepal. With advancement in technology, the company also changed its name to Nepal Doorsanchar Company Limited from 2061 B.S

Another company Spice Nepal Pvt. Ltd. rose itself as alternative telecommunication service provider in Nepal, breaking monopoly with the name Mero Mobile in 2004. After few years of establishment, TeliaSonera took control over the company in 2008 and rebranded with change in the name to Ncell. Today, the company has become the leading telecommunication service provider in Nepal. It emerged with the approach that, this sector is actually a necessity in the country, and not a luxury. As time passed by, Ncell developed itself as the number 4 tax payer and the number one foreign investor in the country. With promotion to latest technologies, the company has also been developing Nepal’s business sector, infrastructures and economy too.

A List of The Popular Telecommunication Service Providers are Listed Below:

  1. Nepal Doorsanchar Company Limited

  2. [Mobile, Landline Phone, Email, Internet, Wireless Mobile Phone, ADSL Services]

  3. United Telecom Limited

  4. [Wireless Mobile Phone, Internet Services]

  5. Nepal Satellite Telecom Pvt Ltd

  6. [Wireless Mobile Phone, Internet Services]

  7. Ncell Pvt. Ltd.

  8. [GSM, 3G, Wireless Phone, Internet Service]

  9. Smart Telecom Pvt. Ltd

  10. [Wireless Mobile Phone, Internet Services]

  11. TM Telecom Sanchar Private Limited

  12. [Wireless Mobile Phone, Internet Services]