Nepal Telecom (NTC) is set to launch their first broadband wireless service throughout the country. The Wi-fi service is set to be provided to several parts of the capital and in all the other major cities and tourists hubs.
However, with the existence of other several ISPs who provide Wi-fi service, NTC might look forward at the challenges in their way. And, before the initiation of the nation wide wi-fi service, NTC is set to provide free wi-fi access with hotspot named NTC Wifi in the major airports around the country which includes the Tribhuwan International Airport and the Pokhara airport.
Similarly, public wifi services are also set to be provided around Bir Hospital, Gangalal Heart Center and TU Teaching Hospital Maharajgunj. With over 500 hotspots, around the capital, NTC’s most awaited plan of wireless internet service seems to come in action to which they call ‘BroadBand Wireless Service’.
Nepal Telecom also has targeted shopping malls, restaurants and bus parks where they could install the free wireless service all around the valley.
As a part of the Corporate Social Responsibility, NTC’s three month free wifi in public areas merely seems like an attraction to those who are fade up from the poor services that they were running through in the past. However, the improvement in the communication and ADSL as well as WiMAX service has restored their fame to somewhere ahead of NCell.(The below image shows their Wimax coverage in several districts of Nepal.)
What we must expect it that the prices should fall lower than other ISPs and the service should be fast, effective and reliable.
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