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Dish Home Fiber Internet Now Available inside Kathmandu Valley

Can Dish Home survive alongside ISP Giants like WorldLink, Nepal Telecom

Dish Home launched in 2009 is Nepal’s first Direct to Home (DTH) Service Provider. Later the company faced tough competition on urban areas but it sustained because it had already grasped the rural areas where there were no cables. Now, It is providing Internet service inside Kathmandu valley through Fiber to the Home (FTTH) technology and Satellite. We suppose VAST technology will be used in rural areas. The company had already received an ISP license from Nepal Telecommunication Authority (NTA). Let’s know more about Dish Home Fiber Internet Packages and its Price in Nepal.

Why FTTH and VSAT Technology?

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 are low population, low poles, and low development. Covering rural areas with Fiber-optic cables will take ages and the difficult terrain in a country like ours puts a lot of burden. So the solution is using satellite 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 expensive than Cable TV but reaches places with no cables or what so ever.

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.

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Dish Home Fiber Internet Availability

Ramesh Sapkota, General Manager of Dish Home stated that the optical fiber-based internet service was only available in three areas in the first place. As they expanded their fiber network, their internet service is now avialable at Bhaisipati, Tinkune, Chabahil, Baneshwor Bungmati, Champi, Jorpati and Kapan, Bouddha. He followed up that the company is aiming to increase the number of internet users up to 12,000 within a month.

He ended by saying that the company is working on new plans to extend the service outside the ring road in Kathmandu Valley within this year. And if the VSAT technology plan goes right, they will be providing internet to all the rural areas of Nepal. This would be a huge step towards digitization, accessibility, and communication sector development.

If you happen to be in any of those areas and want Dish Home Fiber Internet then just give them a call. You can make a call to the Dish Home Internet hotline number 9801544000.

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Dish Home Fiber Internet Packages and Price in Nepal

Dish Home has announced just two fiber internet packages; 25 Mbps and 40 Mbps. You can subscribe to these two packages on a monthly and annual basis. Existing Dish Home and SimTV users are benefited because of some discount on the annual subscription. They also have different internet plans for corporate offices as well. But the corporate office should be registered under PAN or VAT.

Dish Home Fiber Internet Packages Price in Nepal are listed in the table below, which includes government taxes. The package also includes the cost of Router/Modem, Deposit for Router, Fiber cable, and the monthly price in the first subscription.

Dish Home Fiber Internet Package
1 month
3 months
6 months
1 year
1 year (existing users)
25 Mbps Rs. 3,438 Rs. 5,020 Rs. 7,845 Rs. 12,385 Rs. 11,865
40 Mbps Rs. 3,890 Rs. 6,376 Rs. 10,444 Rs. 17,450 Rs. 16,950

After the first subscription, the price of 25Mbps internet for a month is Rs 1100 which after inclusive of Telecom service charge, becomes Rs 1243 per month. If you subscribe for 3 months and 6 months, the cost of the 25 Mbps is Rs 3390 and Rs 6215 respectively.

The cost of the Dish Home Fiber internet package for a month and a year for corporate users is as below: With the 1 year first payment, you can get all the deposit, fiber, Modem/CPE for free but you have to show the VAT/PAN registration for your organization.

Dish Home Fiber Internet Package
1 month (without taxes)
1 year (with taxes)
25 Mbps Rs. 1,100 Rs. 11,300
40 Mbps Rs. 1500 Rs. 16,385

Our Honest Opinion

Dish Home hasn’t been able to carry out its plan because of the Corona Virus Outbreak and their project is also in halt. This is one of the challenges of ISPs in this pandemic period. Even if they succeed as they have planned, the competition will be tough for them. Giants like WorldLink, ClassicTech, Subisu, Vianet, and others are already there in the business. Similarly, Nepal Telecom’s Fiber FTTH service is expanding to more areas, and getting rave reviews.

The price of the 25 Mbps Home internet with Dish Home fibre seems reasonable but it 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 for the 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.

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Internet option for rural areas

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 to Check-Out: Ncell Wirefree Plus WiFi Internet service

We hope the company does fulfil 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.

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Tell us what do you think of Dish Home Fiber internet service and packages price. Will you leave your current ISP if the Dish home internet is available at your place? Please comment below.

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