Nepal Satellite Telecom, announces to relaunch their mobile service in Hello Nepal brand name. TeliaSonera, a leading European telecommunication company and the major shareholder of Ncell in Nepal also acquires a major share in the company as known.
With their plan, they will make the service cost-effective and offer simple services to the customer. As they have to meet the demand in the rural area first, they target to do so for the basic communication needs in rural areas.
“Nepal Satellite will benefit from having become part of the TeliaSonera Group which has over a hundred years of history and experience in telecommunications and a strong commitment to a long-term investment in Nepal,” said the chairman of Board of Directors at Nepal Satellite Telecom Mats Salomonsson.
With TeliaSonera’s support, Nepal Satellite has started planning the course of its further work and investments in Nepal, he said. “For operational and environmental efficiency, we are considering sharing Nepal Satellite’s base stations with Ncell, wherever possible, as both companies operate in the same GSM standard,” said Salomonsson, adding that the company will communicate its plans in detail as soon as it receives the necessary approvals from Nepal Telecommunications Authority.
After the operation of Hello mobile brand, TeliaSonera will have two mobile service operators in Nepal. This is not a new thing for TeliaSonera as they already had such two different mobile brands in the same market in other regions. In the Nordic and Baltic countries, TeliaSonera offers a wide range of telecom services under its major brands, like Telia in Sweden, NetCom in Norway, EMT in Estonia, etc, and the so-called ‘no frills’ services under cost-effective brands, such as Halebop in Sweden, Chess in Norway, Diil in Estonia, and others.