Nepal Telecom- the state owned telecom operator has inked a deal with Chinese Vendor Huawei for 5.2 M GSM lines- package A of the 10 Million Mega Project. Nepal Telecom had already signed 4.8 Million GSM project (Package B) for Kathmandu and Western Development Region whose first lot equipments (Core, Bsc, RNC) are already installed and ready to replace the ZTE network.
The contract includes the implementation of 5.2 million GSM lines in Central Development Region (outside Kathmandu), Eastern Development Region, Mid-Western Development Region and Far Western Development Region. Huawei will provide the necessary Equipments (MSC, BSC, RNC, BTS, MGW), roll out the whole network and maintain the KPI (key performance indicators) which is also popularly known as Managed Service where the Vendor is whole sum responsible for the commissioning of the project.
Nepal Telecom’s MD Amar Nath Singh and Huawei’s Solution Manager Huang Ihua and Account Manger Roshendra Khadka signed the pact yesterday according to NT.
With the new project, Nepal Telecom intends to extend 3G service to the whole of Nepal and some remote regions may be served with GPRS and Edge which if runs well will be a huge achievement there.