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Worldlink completes 25 Years of Internet Service in Nepal

Worldink communications, one of the largest internet service provider, celebrates the silver jubilee on 15th September 2020. The date marks the 25 years of journey of being one of Nepal’s best internet service providers. Started in 1995, Worldlink is a reputed ISP in Nepal that has contributed to transforming the face of the internet in Nepal. Find the status and achievements of the top Internet service provider Worldlink in Nepal, when they celebrate their 25th anniversary.

Worldlink currently provides 43% of internet bandwidth in Nepal. Regarded as the third-largest telecom company of Nepal, it has become one of the largest employers in the IT field, which currently employs 3950 employees which is next to Nepal Telecom. In 25 years of service, Worldlink remains the highest taxpayer and ranks in the 10th place of the largest VAT contributor.

Here are some of the few achievements of Worldlink.

  • Top Internet Service provider (ISP) of Nepal.
  • Worldlink serves about 43% of the total Internet usage in Nepal.
  • Worldlink’s service available in 73 districts, plan for whole 77 districts.
  • Top 10 VAT contributor
  • Top Employers and Taxpayer in the IT field

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Timeline of Worldlink Services from 1995 to 2020

Started with an e-mail service back in 1995, the growth of Worldlink till 2020 is unmatchable. Worldlink’s network coverage has now reached 73 districts that also include remote areas of Karnali. They have a target to serve all the 77 districts of the country.

Worldlink is the first IT company in Nepal to use Linux commercially in 1996. Then, in the year 1997, Worldlink expanded its service to dial-up internet service. Within four years of commencement, Worldlink was able to expand its service to several places outside Kathmandu valley in 1999, and in the same year, Worldlink deployed VSAT for international bandwidth.

The year 2000 marks the launch of wireless broadband internet connection in Worldlink, which was followed by a series of progression. In three consecutive years, Worldlink partnered with Akamai and set up Nepal’s first content cache server. They also set up a Nationwide VSAT network that connected major cities of Nepal and also launched cable internet service.

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By the end of 2010, Worldlink connected some major cities nationwide with wireless technology, equipped Cross border fiber for international bandwidth, and created a significant partnership with Google for the local server.

In the next eight years, the ISP launched 10Mbps cable Internet service (2012), Fiber-To-The-Home (FTTH) broadband, Online Child Protection service called SafeNet, IPTV, IPv6, and Free Public wifi service in Nepal. After a partnership with Akamai and Google, Worldlink partnered with Facebook. They have this partnership to serve public places with free WiFi internet like Express Wifi at Ranghashala Stadium.

Current Status of Worldlink

  • Connected to 4,08,500 households
  • 10,030 Public Wifi
  • 3950 Employees
  • 2.1 million users
  • 1.2 Tbps Network Traffic Utilization
  • 1,84,500 IpTV subscribers
  • 1,51,000 daily Public WiFi Internet users
  • 2720 Enterprise Customers.

Worldlink Achievements

Worldlink also started Broadband internet service in remote places of Karnali in 2019. The same year, the Nepal government awarded Worldlink with the National ICT Award and also received 12 million USD Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) from the CDC Group of UK. For the last two consecutive fiscal years, Worldlink received an award for being the highest taxpaying IT company. 

Worldlink connects 4,08,500 households with wifi internet service and 10,300 locations with public wifi. The company has 1,84,500 IPTV subscribers, and 2720 valued Enterprise Customers. Worldlink claims to have 1.2 Tbps Network Traffic utilization and 2.1 million users, among which, 1,51,000 are daily public wifi users.

We wholeheartedly congratulate Worldlink on the 25th anniversary of providing excellent service in the ICT field. Their innovation and contribution in transforming the IT field of Nepal will always be mentioned with gratitude.

But at times people complain a lot about the internet speed from the ISP. We wish the service provider to be proactive in solving the customer’s issue promptly. There are also times when subscribers complain due to their ignorance in digital stuff. For which, the ISPs also need to make people aware by improving digital literacy.

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Please comment on the progress, achievements of Worldlink and its internet service in Nepal.

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