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As a gamer in Nepal, you may have faced many problems. No matter how good you are at gaming, there’s always your internet connection which constantly pulls you down. I faced the same problem.
Being a PUBG player, I was irritated by fluctuating ping, ‘server timed out’ notifications and high ping in the server I am playing in, i.e. in Asia server(because they set my routing server as European server to manage their internet traffic.
One month before lockdown due to coronavirus spread, it was mid-Feb, 2020, I was in my flat in Kathmandu, playing online games. My ISP was Worldlink.
Before 2020, their internet service was quite good. But afterward, it began to worsen. If I played 100 games, I used to die in 80 games because of my unstable internet connection. I used to complain every now and then, I used to call their customer service more than 10 times a day and still facing the same problem again another day. I even gave up gaming because of such a poor internet connection. I thought about changing my ISP but, you might already know, all ISPs were like this in Nepal. And among the worsts, Worldlink was a better one at least to me. So, I thought changing ISPs wouldn’t change anything.
It was only during the COVID-19 lockdown that I came to know about this beast internet service– FTTH from Nepal Telecom. I am in Baglung right now and my home has this same connection, upgraded one from ADSL. ADSL was poor in terms of speed and stability. Even if it said 5 Mbps, I never got over 250 kbps due to the link instability. But this fiber internet from Nepal Telecom amazed me. With ping around 80-100ms and that too with consistency, this ISP is best for gaming. If your city has NT FTTH (Fiber internet), I think it’s a no brainer(especially for gamers).
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Also, the price range is quite reasonable. My package is NT FTTH 8 Mbps (price at Rs.800/month, Rs. 8000/year) but I was surprised even more as I got 35-40 Mbps speed and up to 3.5 MBps in torrent. I don’t know why they are being generous with their speed. FYI, I currently have 3 users here. I am so much amazed at their service that I couldn’t stop myself from sharing this information. The only con about this ISP is that it is still in the phase of expanding and hasn’t reached to all cities. Similarly, for the outside ring road( even in Kathmandu valley), it is in a phase of expanding.
If you have jumped directly to the last paragraph looking for a summary, here it is. Days saying ‘all ISPs are same here’ is over now. There is a new beast in town and only at Rs. 800 per month with stable internet, no FUP and utmost consistency, it will not trigger your anxiety.
Review/opinion by Er. Suman Rijal
Ntc FTTH is a fiber internet service from Nepal Telecom which provides high-speed internet and voice service. They are also going to provide IPTV service soon. This service is currently available in 28 districts of Nepal while the availability may be limited to some specific areas of the city. There are different unlimited internet packages along with combo packs. Find the Ntc FTTH offers here.