Ncell, the private telecom giant of Nepal has published its aggressive plan to add 70 billion rupees more investment. They have also unveiled a new logo which will be used from Tuesday (Shrawan 32). We had already reported a news regarding the change of logo and probably some business plan, which comes out to be true. As posted before, the Axiata ribbon shows on the right top of the name along with the addition of “an axiata company” text below the Ncell name. Now it is expected that all of the hoarding boards previously occupied by Ncell, will be having a new board tomorrow, so all of the placement works will be done in the night time.
In a press release issued today, Ncell declares to invest additional 70 billion rupees in two years span, which does not include the previously announced 16 billion amount. Such huge amount will be spent for the telecom infrastructure, Operation and Maintenance. As speculated, the re-branding of Ncell has started after the acquisition of the company by Malaysian company, Axiata. The buyout of Spice Nepal Pvt. Ltd by Teliasonera in 2010 also saw the rebranding from Mero mobile to Ncell and later made the company as Ncell Pvt. Ltd.
The company claim that following the acquisition, they have already started to use modern/ advanced/ efficient technologies for the expansion of their network and customers reach to communication. The company also assures its commitment to long term investment in the telecom sector of Nepal, providing connectivity to remotest places of Nepal, thus aiding in the development of the country.
The company even loudly cheers for their affiliation with one of Asia’s largest Telecom group, Axiata and that will help the company foster not only as a telecom operator but also as a business citizen for social economic prosperity of the country. The press release quotes some words from their Managing director Mr. Simon Perkins.
Along with the new logo, the company also provides new offer to its customers, valid from Shrawan 32, Tuesday. The new offer for all Ncell customers will provide 50 minutes of on net talk time and 500 SMS. Customers need to dial *17121# to activate the offer, through which they can call any other Ncell numbers for 50 minutes and send 500 SMS for free. The talk time and SMS is valid for a week period.