Nepal Telecom (NTC) has been repeatedly expanding mobile network service in different remote parts of the country. For this, they have been considering service as a priority to the people for access to communication service. Recently they have operated new mobile base stations in the remote areas of Rasuwa, Taplejung, Dolpa (Phoksondo), and Mustang. With those base stations, Nepal Telecom could provide mobile network signal to the places where there were no communication services before.
Pangsang and Langtang: Rasuwa
Ntc has operated two base stations in Pangsang and Langtang of Rasuwa. With the first Mobile tower, Ntc could serve Langtang trekking route, some part of Gosaikunda trek route, Thulo Syaphru, Bhimsa, Singawa, Nagthali, Gyatlang, Sherpa Gau, Lama hotel, Ghoda Tabela, Muntu, Singdum, Khanging, etc. This mobile tower is situated at an altitude of 4290 m and will serve 500 households and 2000 people. Another mobile tower, at 3242 meters of Langtang route serves 200 households and 700 people.
Nepal Telecom also operates another mobile tower in Ghunsa of Taplejung district. Mobile tower at 3825 meter serves Ghunsa, Thame, Jyalpa and Kanchenjunga base camp. This will benefit 80 households and 300 people there.
Dolpa: Mukot and Shey Phoksondo
Mobile tower at Mukot will serve two wards of charka Village body, two wards of Kaike Village body (Tanchin, Khanigau). The tower is situated at 3316-meter altitude. Similarly, another tower in Shey Phoksonda at an altitude of 3704 m, serves two wards named Ryati and Pugma, Rikhe, Taripja, and Phoksondo lake. The tower will serve 2000 people in the area.
Recently, they also expanded their mobile network in Ghami and Choser of Mustang. Ghami tower at 3800-meter altitude will serve YaraGhara, Ghami, Dhakmar, Garthu, Nyandro, Chungjung and Korala way. They have also operated 3G service in the Upper Mustang which will serve chusang, Jetang and Chaile Village people.
Although those remote places need huge effort and investment for the mobile tower, Nepal Telecom keeps on expanding its service to those places. Whereas the revenue outcome from such places is pretty low, according to Nepal Telecom. Despite the low outcome, Nepal Telecom being a government-owned telco has its policy to expand telecom services in such remote areas.