Nepal Telecom (NTC) has begun FTTH in the Okhaldhunga district for the first time. After the launch of NTC’s FTTH service, local subscribers will have access to reliable and high-speed internet along with voice call service over optical fiber.
The telco has successfully operated FTTH’s trial in selected areas of Ramailodada, around the headquarters.
“After COVID-19 prohibitions ease off, NTC will begin the FTTH rollout around the headquarters region”, said Santosh Neupane, NTC Okhaldhunga branch officer.
FTTH stands for Fiber To The Home which runs on fiber optics medium. Due to the use of optics, the connection is capable of higher bandwidth with low latency which meets the demands of today’s age of the internet.
On the occasion, NTC Okhaldhunga Branch Office Incharge, Dinesh Chandra Panthy said NTC will rollout FTTH on a priority basis. He also told the telco had completed its first phase of installation, configuration, and testing around Okhaldhunga Bazaar and said they have received a good response.
“During the period of COVID Pandemic, Nepal Telecom has completed the installation, configuration, and testing of FTTH network in Okhaldhunga bazaar,” adds Incharge Panthy.
As soon as the local administration eases the lockdown, we will start to distribute on a priority basis. We have developed an online form (Google Doc) to facilitate a better distribution of the service. The Customer’s response has been very satisfying. We will start networking in the rest of the areas of the Okhaldhunga bazaar very soon.
Mr. Dinesh Chandra Panthy, Okhaldhunga Office Incharge, NTC
The public can fill up this online form to apply for new FTTH installations. The locals can also contact NTC’s Okhaldhunga branch for further information.
NTC has been expanding its FTTH network and also replacing its traditional copper-based ADSL service with FTTH for some time. The fiber connectivity to the customer premises helps NTC enable a broader range of services over a single connection.
Recently, the telco began the Triple Play service which integrates TV, Voice Calls, and the internet over a single cable. The TV service is currently at trial in Kathmandu and will stretch to further areas around the country soon.
NTC’s FTTH expansion is a key ingredient to complement the government’s Digital Nepal Framework with fast broadband connectivity for better social inclusion and lessens the digital divide.