The number of fiber internet users in Nepal continues to grow. As per the latest data by NTA, the number of fiber broadband users has surpassed a record 1.8 million mark. If we consider monthly growth, it is slightly dismal compared to the previous data, but it is evident that the number of internet users is only going to climb high with no sign of letting up.
Between Mangsir and Poush, the growth of fiber internet users stood at a massive 85 thousand and 3 new subscribers. Till Magh, it remained 44 thousand, 3 hundred, and 58 users.
Further, in the Poush report by the regulator, Nepal had 17 lakh, 72 thousand 6 hundred, and 83 subscribers on fiber broadband. Now, the total fixed-line internet users have reached 18 lakh, 17 thousand, and 41.
Similarly, there is a mixed bag for major ISPs. Subisu has has a negative run and came below 2 lakh users connection while Vianet maintained an ‘even’. But it is noteworthy that WorldLink has left every service provider behind by touching the record 6 lakh mark. Other ISPs maintained commendable user growth.
Fiber Internet Users – WorldLink Reaches 6 lakh subsribers
WorldLink, Nepal’s no. 1 ISP in terms of subscribers, has reached the 6 lakh users milestone. It reached the record number after adding a staggering 24 thousand and 32 new users in one month. As with the latest data, the private ISP is serving a total of 6 lakh, 10 thousand, 2 hundred, and 57 users.
But the month was not kind for Subisu. The ISP lost over 27 thousand subscribers in one month and that has dropped its total user base to below 2 lakh.
NTC (Nepal Telecom) continued its intriguing growth in its FTTH service. Aided by its unique Triple Play offering, the government enterprise has shown little strain by the bludgeoning speed war by the private ISPs. As per the latest figure of Magh, the company has 1 lakh, 70 thousand, 2 hundred, and 79 users while adding almost 5 thousand new subscribers in one month.
Vianet has had an even month. By that we mean, its number of total users stood the same between the two months at 1 lakh, 62 thousand, 3 hundred and 77 people. On the other hand, Classic Tech added around 5 thousand new members to its high-flying network. Its total user penetration is now at 2 lakh, 6 thousand, 4 hundred, and 80 customers. It is also the first ISP in Nepal to launch the mega 1 Gbps internet plan.
Likewise, Dish Home added another morale-boosting 14 thousand, 6 hundred, and 30 new users to its FiberNet enterprise. The DTH/ISP now serves a total of 69 thousand, 1 hundred, and 16 unique subscribers till Magh of 2078.
CG Net has had another encouraging month. The Chaudhary Group’s ambitious ISP venture added 5 thousand, 3 hundred, and 62 new users in one month and took its tally to 16 thousand, 6 hundred, and 41 individual connections.
The ISP has just tapped beyond Kathmandu and we could see its numbers picking a pace in the coming months. If you are eager, you can get a CG Net subscription on a one-month free trial before you could subscribe to it on a paid basis.
If we consider the 1:4.5 connection to users ratio, there are 71 lakh, 71 thousand, 6 hundred, and 70 users on private fiber broadband connections. This total is split among the customers of 57 licensed ISPs across Nepal.