In this post, we are going to discuss how Ncell earned the title of the fastest mobile network in Nepal. The telco earned the title from Ookla back in September.
The network speed test analytic platform says its tests are carried out on Android and iOS on its methodologies to filter raw data over 6 months. On this very basis, Ncell gained prestigious recognition 4 months ago for its performance in Q1-Q2 2022.
In the test, the private telco emerged on top with a speed score of 17.16 Mbps. The network’s median download speed clocked 17.31 Mbps and the median upload speed was 9.26 Mbps.
Speedtest is the platform of Ookla, which is a partner and part of the International Telecommunication Union Study Group. Ookla shares its test methodologies with clients and the public for data analytics, awards, and market claims.
Earning the title of the fastest network in Nepal from a popular testing platform is a landmark for Ncell. Especially, as it is toe-to-toe in the contest with Ntc for mobile services, the accolade is a bragging right victory for the company. In Nepal, Ncell, Ntc, and Smart Cell compete for industry dominance. Data speed is one of the key indicators of their performance lead in the market.
The telco says that is glad to be a top brand and wants to be the most loved in Nepal. The company aspires to follow its ambition in line with Axiata Group’s aspiration and vision to be the Next Generation Digital Champion by 2024.
The private operator has emphasized digitalization and has the vision to be a digital service operator for our customers. “Our mission is to connect all through our telecommunications services, create value for our customers and render ethical and quality services at all times,” the telco says.
Ncell on the free market and liberalization policy in Nepal
On the free market and liberalization policy, Ncell espouses a positive outlook. Ncell says the free-market policy is itself the reason for the thriving of the telecommunication sector. It’s the only industry that has reached every household with mobile service reaching an astonishing 140 percent. At the same time, data connectivity covers around 129.53 percent of the total population of Nepal. However, Ncell CEO Andy Chong says the journey to becoming the first private mobile operator as the largest tax-paying company hasn’t been easy.
Ncell seeks a conducive environment for doing business as a private company not only grows but also supports the national economy, Mr. Chong says. And he seeks political stability, infrastructure availability, facilitation, bureaucracy, and a better political climate.
“Foreign direct investment is key for any market and good treatment to investors and a return for their investment must be ensured with a friendly policy,” he adds.
The challenge does exist to get “the right support”. For this, the operator demands that leadership, transparency, frameworks, and policies must be consistent. If the government can demonstrate that Nepal possesses a robust atmosphere for foreign investment, they can bring in billions of dollars here, the company believes.
Do you believe that Ncell reserves the right to stay the fastest mobile network in Nepal? How does it perform in your area? Do share with us in the comments below.