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Dish Home was launched in 2009 being Nepal’s first Direct to Home (DTH) Service Provider. Later the company faced tough competition in urban areas but managed to sustain as it had gained wide coverage in rural areas where cable TV had not reached. But the company turned its focus to fiber broadband and began the Fibernet service in 2020. While the service started with Kathmandu valley at the beginning, the company has already expanded its Fibernet service across all major cities across the country through Fiber to the Home (FTTH) technology.
Likewise, Dish Home has also entered the price war and launched a premium fiber internet plan. This elevates the company’s status as among the major ISPs already leapfrogging many ISPs already in 2 years of expansion. As a matter of fact, the company recently celebrated reaching 1 lakh internet users, a tremendous feat for a fresh and ambitious ISP.
Coming to the talk of its services, Dish Home has teased the launch of satellite service in the past. But as the fiber service contest peaked in recent months, it seems the company has kept that plan on hold. But in case it does start the service, the company will use it to cover rural areas. Let’s know more about Dish Home Fiber Internet Packages and their Price in Nepal. But before a briefing about FTTH and VSAT internet service.
Dish Home has invested NRS. 30 Crores in this project because all these technologies don’t come cheap. In urban areas, Fiber-optic cables can do the work because cities are overwhelmed with everything it needs. But what about rural areas where there is less population, no poles, and less development. Covering rural areas with Fiber-optic cables will take ages and the difficult terrain in a country like ours puts a lot of burdens. So the solution will be using satellites for higher reachability.
The company will be the first ISP to provide internet through VSAT technology in Nepal if they pull this off. VSAT stands for Very Small Aperture Terminal, a satellite-based communication system. In this system, the user will send and receive signal information from a satellite. It is more expensive than Cable TV but reaches places with no cables or whatsoever.
Nepal doesn’t have a satellite of its own for this purpose, except for the Nanosatellite called NepaliSat-1. So, Dish Home is using a satellite from an Israeli Satellite Company named ‘Spacecom’. ‘Amos’ satellite is used for transmitting the TV channel and the company is planning to use the “Amos-4” satellite for the internet.
With VSAT technology, Dish Home will be providing internet to all the rural areas where no other internet option is viable. So, it seems that the company was targeting rural areas from the start. However, to attract the local people in rural areas, they will have to make their internet package cheaper. Or else their internet will be only used in governmental offices or in company branches.
For such remote areas, only wireless/cellular broadband was considered to be feasible. We suggest you check out: Ncell Wirefree Plus WiFi Internet service and Nepal Telecom’s 4G Wireless Home broadband Service.
We hope the company does fulfill the needs of communication and accessibility of people living in rural areas. If they could realize their plan, it will be a better situation for our country, for the businesses, for the people, and for the development.
Currently, Dish Home Fiber Internet is available in 5 Provinces of Nepal. The provinces and their inside places where Dish Home Fiber Internet is listed below:
Province 1: Aayabari, Dhaijin, Inaruwa, Itahari, Dharan, Birtamode, Biratnagar
Province 2: Bardibas, Dhalkebar, Birgunj Panitanki, Birgunj, Kalaiya, Lahan, Janakpur, Line 11
Bagmati Province: Golfutar, Tokha, Bagdole, Taukhel, Satungal, Chadragiri, Chyasal,Chapagau, Lubu, Kamaldi, Baneshwor, Goldhunga, Balkot, Subidhanagar, Shakhamul, Sinamangal, Lazimpat, Banepa, Bhaisepati, Kapan, Boudha, Jorpati, Pepsicola, Budhanilkantha, Chapali, Gongabu, Dumbharahi, Manamaiju, Dhapasi, Samakhusi, Syuchatar, Kritipur, Sitapaila, Halchowk, Kalimati, Chauni, Tikathali, Thamel, Mulpani, Koteshowr, Imadol, Dhapakhel, Madhyapur Thimi, Bhaktapur, Suryabinayak, Taudha, Sanepa, Bhulikhel, Paauti, Hetauda, Sukranagar, Gaidakot, Bharatpur, Kahireni, Ratnanagar, Tandi, Kamane, Hetauda
Gandaki Province: Fulbari, Bagar, Iamachair, Newroad, Birauta, Zero
Lumbini Province: Devinagar, Bhairahawa, Drivertole, Manigram, Siddharthanagar, Shankarnagar, Sukhanagar
You can also check out the list of places where Dish Home Fiber Internet is available on the Dish Home Offical Maps Webpage. Nonetheless, Dish Home are working on extending their availability of Fiber Internet service in both rural as well as urban areas of Nepal.
Making its first concrete statement in the internet speed war, Dish Home launched its premium tier Mega-Fi plan that includes 300 Mbps and 600 Mbps plans. With this offer, the ISP also became the first to herald a WiFi 6 standard technology in Nepal. The Mega-Fi plan elevates Dish Home as a mainstream ISP among the long-existed private companies.
Dish Home’s Mega-Fi plan is a premium internet solution suitable for both residential and office use. From 4K videos to large file downloads and streaming, both the 300 Mbps and the 600 Mbps plans should handle them comfortably. Besides, the WiFi 6 router with Mesh technology keeps allows multiple device connections and an optimal broadband performance across them.
As for the costs, Mega-Fi plans are affordable for what they can offer. There are likewise, 4 renewal options – 1. 3, 6, and 12 months. For one month plan, it costs rs,1,799 for 300 Mbps and Rs.2,999 for the 600 Mbps plan. If you want to pay annually though, it will cost Rs.19,999 for the 300 Mbps plan and Rs.29,999 for the 600 Mbps plan. You check the detail for more options in the table below.
|Dish Home Mega-Fi plans||300 Mbps||600 Mbps|
|ONT Type||Wifi 6||Wifi 6|
|Speed||300 Mbps||600 Mbps|
|Number of TV Connections||1||1|
|Subscription Charges (1 month)||Rs.1,799||Rs. 2,999|
|Subscription Charges (3 months)||Rs. 5,199||Rs. 8,889|
|Subscription Charges (6 months)||Rs. 10,999||Rs. 16,999|
|Subscription Charges (12 months)||Rs. 19,999||Rs. 29,999|
|DTH Connection Charges (6 months)||Rs. 1,800||Rs. 1,800|
|DTH Connection Charges (12 months)||Rs. 1,500||Rs. 1,500|
Like other plans, the Mega-Fi comes with four subscription options – 1/3/6/12 months. But the cost for both 300 Mbps and 600 Mbps packages are the same for each renewal option. Both the plans cost costs Rs.3,500 on monthly renewal. For 3 months payment, it comes for Rs.3,000. While buying a 6 months plan will only get you down by Rs.2,500. Buying the internet for 12 months package will require no installation costs.
|Mega-Fi plans||300 Mbps||600 Mbps|
|Internet Connection Charges (1 month)||Rs. 3,500||Rs. 3,500|
|Internet Connection Charges (3 months)||Rs.3,000||Rs.3,000|
|Internet Connection Charges (6 months)||Rs. 2,500||Rs. 2,500|
|Internet Connection Charges (12 months)||Free||Free|
Likewise, Dish Home also has other internet packages for its customers – 25 Mbps, 30 Mbps, 40 Mbps, 60 Mbps, 80 Mbps, and 100 Mbps. Currently, Dish Home is offering FiberNet and IPTV Combo services. The offers are listed below:
|Dish Home FiberNet and IPTV Combo||1 Month||3 Months||6 Months||12 Months|
25 Mbps(Single Band)
|Rs. 1,150||Rs. 3,3000||Rs. 6,400||Rs. 11,500|
|Rs. 1,300||Rs. 3,700||Rs. 7,200|| |
60 Mbps(Dual Band)
|Rs. 1,500||Rs. 4,300||Rs. 8,300|| |
80 Mbps(Dual Band)
|Rs. 1,700||Rs. 4,880||Rs. 9,460|| |
|100 Mbps (Dual Band)||Rs. 1,900||Rs. 5,450||Rs. 10,575|| |
|Internet Installation Charges||1 Month||3 Months||6 Months||12 Months|
|25 Mbps||Rs. 2,000||Rs. 1,500||Rs. 1,000||Free|
|40 Mbps||Rs. 2,000||Rs. 1,500||Rs. 1,000||Free|
|60 Mbps||Rs. 2,000||Rs. 1,500||Rs. 1,000||Free|
|80 Mbps||Rs. 2,000||Rs. 1,500||Rs. 1,000||Free|
|100 Mbps||Rs. 2,000||Rs. 1,500||Rs. 1,000||Free|
|IPTV Installation Charges||1 Month||3 Months||6 Months||12 Months|
|25 Mbps||Rs. 2,400||Rs. 2,100||Rs. 1,800||Free|
|40 Mbps||Rs. 2,400||Rs. 2,100||Rs. 1,800||Free|
|60 Mbps||Rs. 2,400||Rs. 2,100||Rs. 1,800||Free|
|80 Mbps||Rs. 2,400||Rs. 2,100||Rs. 1,800||Free|
|100 Mbps||Rs. 2,400||Rs. 2,100||Rs. 1,800||Free|
However, if you just want FiberNet service from Dish Home then there’s a separate FiberNet service also. But, Dish Home only provides a 100 Mbps FiberNet FUP Plan. It comes with Dual Band Optical Network Terminal and costs Rs. 10,788 for 12 months with Rs. 1,000 installation charge.
|FiberNet||ONT Type||12 Months||Installation Charge (Rs.1,000)|
|100 Mbps||Dual Band||Rs. 10,788||Rs. 1,000|
All the rates mentioned in the above tables are exclusive of 13 Percent VAT. Also, in FiberNet Internet and IPTV Combo, you only get 1 TV connection, If you want an additional TV connection then you will have to pay Rs. 2,999. The additional IPTV connection will cost you Rs. 200 per month. To check all the Packages and Pricelist, you can visit the Dish Home Official Website.
Previously, the company has rolled out an offer that Brings 25 Mbps Fiber-Net at just Rs.233. This offer is refined to rival the new CG Net’s 120 Mbps internet. Check out details of CG Net internet here. This great offer from Dish Home now will allow everyone to access the next-gen fast fiber internet experience of 25 Mbps at just Rs. 233. Therefore, the offer is currently hailed as the most affordable cost in Nepal for Fiber internet. However, to avail benefit of this offer, you will need to have Dish Home services already installed in your home. Plus, this offer is exclusively for Dish Home’s premium customers. Also, you should have a Lifestyle HD Package subscription to be eligible to use this offer.
The price of the 25 Mbps Home internet with Dish Home fiber seems reasonable but it also depends on the reliability. As known, Dish home has not put any FUP caps on the unlimited internet service for now, which is attractive to many.
Similarly, convincing people to leave their current ISP for them will be a challenge in urban areas. Whereas for the rural areas, they have got a huge opportunity. Only WorldLink has been able to provide internet service in some rural areas using cables and wireless options.
However, recently DishHome has launched its best offer yet on the auspicious occasion of Dashain 2078. The offer is named “DishHome Dimag Halline Offer“. This offer will let you avail yourself of the high-speed 100Mbps Fiber Internet at just Rs. 899. Nonetheless, the company is also planning for a 200Mbs Fiber Internet Offer.
|DishHome Dimag Halline Offer (100Mbps)||Rs. 899|
DishHome’s Fiber Internet is available now across the Kathmandu Valley and is accelerating its expansion countrywide. As of now, it has reached multiple cities of Nepal including Pokhara, Butwal, Bardibas, etc. The company wants to expand across major cities by the end of 2021.
Tell us what you think of Dish Home Fiber’s internet service and package price in comparison to other major ISPs in the comments below.