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NTA has called interested applicants for the implementation of a free WiFi network in tourist and religious places of Nepal. The regulator uses its internal fund for the WiFi network tender. As the Visit Nepal 2020 is around the corner, the NTA WiFi project will help the tourist to connect to the internet in those areas.
NTA will select the operator through a competitive bidding process with which the selected one will install, operate and manage the WiFi network with free internet access. NTA also accepts that the internet connectivity in tourist destinations are not reliable and fast. To expand the ICT infrastructure in all tourist places as envisioned by ICT Policy 2015, NTA plans for wide Wifi coverage there.
NTA has selected the historic, cultural, religious and tourist destinations/places in Nepal for the free WiFi zones. For which, NTA divides all the places into three packages. Package A is for the trekking routes of Annapurna Circuit and Muktinath temple. Whereas Package B is for the WiFi internet connection along the route to Everest base camp. Similarly, Package C includes the popular religious destinations like Janaki Temple, Pathivara, Halesi Mahadev, Barah Chettra, Gurudwara, Jame Mosque and Panch Kashmiri Takiya.
The timeline for the implementation of a WiFi network is known to be six months whereby they should lay optical fiber, install routers, towers and operate the WiFi network.
Some of the features of the WiFI project are:
NTA needs to select the best candidate to provide a WiFi solution in the popular tourist routes and religious locations. We extend our best wishes to NTA for the successful completion of the WiFi project on time.
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