8 Dec, Kathmandu: An agreement has been reached for the first time between Nepal Telecom (NT), the state-owned telecommunication service provider and China Telecom Global Limited (CTG) to deliver IP service in Nepal through the terrestrial cable route linking Nepal and China via Rasuwa-Jilong gateway.

NT chief technical officer Lochan Lal Amatya and CTG executive president Yan Ou signed a memorandum of understanding in this regard at a programme organised in Hong Kong on Tuesday.


Following this, Nepal can now purchase internet bandwidth from Chinese companies.

Earlier, Nepal has only been purchasing internet bandwidth from Indian firms.

Addressing the event, NT chief technical officer Amatya expressed hope that NT would benefit through this terrestrial cable route.

He also expressed hope that the CTG would provide a reliable service and that Nepal could be established as a transit hub for it.

Likewise, CTG executive president Yan said China Telecom has been expanding its service into the Himalayan area and that China-Nepal route could provide service to Nepal and transit service from India. RSS