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Nepal Telecom TV Service Launches From Jan 1, 2021 Over FTTH

Nepal Telecom’s most awaited TV service launches from Jan 1, 2021. They have branded the television service as NTTV. The NTTV service becomes available in their FTTH fiber. So, the same fiber provides triple-play service (Voice, data, and TV). Find the process to subscribe to Nepal Telecom TV and the price of the NTTV service below.

At the first phase of the launch, NT TV service was made available in select areas of Kathmandu. It is due to the reason of the network availability of Nepal Telecom Fiber and the technical feasibility. Those areas where FTTH service is already available and TV service is feasible are Sundhara, Babarmahal, Thimi, Balambu, Bhaktapur, Chabahil, Chauni, Gongabu, Patan, Hattigauda, Kirtipur, Saibu, Lubu, Naxal, and Banepa for now.

In June 2021, NTTV got expanded to Bhairahwa and more regions under Lumbini Province.

NTTV Nepal Telecom television service

As they are currently testing the TV service in more FTTH available areas, NTTV will extend to more feasible places in the near future.

Recommended Read: FTTH Vs ADSL Comparison

How to get the NT TV service on your FTTH?

To get the NT TV service (IPTV) on your FTTH line, follow the steps.

  • You need to contact the nearest Nepal Telecom office.
  • You need to buy an additional device called STB (Set-top box) with which you can access the TV service and subscribe to either combo packages for basic or premium TV bundles. Remember you need STB for each TV set at home. The maximum no of TVs that can be connected with a single connection is 3.
  • Then you can watch regular TV channels and more services in the future by connecting the STB to your TV (either Smart or Traditional TVs).

Price/Cost of NTTV packs on FTTH

The price of NTTV service depends on the TV subscription type, internet speed. There are two different packages for NT TV service namely Premium and Basic NTTV package. Similarly, you may want to purchase NTTV service with a bundle of High speed internet and telephone Or you can subscribe only NTTV and get telephone line for free.

  • Internet + NTTV + Telephone (for free)
  • NTTV + Telephone (for free)

If you are a new user (without a fiber connection), then you need to first pay for one time as:

  • Installation charge: Rs 1165
  • FTTH router: Rs 2825
  • Set top box: Rs 3955, discount for 12 month premium TV package at Rs 2825 per STB.
  • Drop fiber at Rs 11.3 per meter (100m for free)
  • TV Subscription package price.

Whereas if you already have a fiber connection at your home, you need to pay for set top box and subscription package.

  • Cost of Set top box (STB) for NT TV: Rs 3955 and discounted price for 12 months of premium TV package at Rs 2825 per TV line.

Here is the price/tariff of Basic NT TV subscription on Nepal Telecom FTTH.

Basic NT TV Packages1 month3 months12 months
15 Mbps Unlimited Internet + NTTV + Telephone1,2303,53013,220
NTTV + Telephone4801,4505,780

Similarly, here the price of premium TV subscription on Nepal Telecom Fiber service.

Premium NT TV Packages1 Month3 Months12 Months
15 Mbps Unlimited Internet + NTTV + Telephone1,4004,10015,000
30 Mbps Unlimited Internet + NTTV + Telephone1,7505,00018,100
40 Mbps Unlimited Internet + NTTV + Telephone2,0506,00019,700
60 Mbps Unlimited Internet + NTTV + Telephone2,4507,20024,500
NTTV + Telephone8002,3508,300

If you want to connect multiple TV at your place, then the charge is Rs 226 and Rs 508.5 per month for additional basic and premium TV subscription respectively.

The Telephone line that comes with the package has a balance of Rs 100 and you can make 250 calls per month to any Nepal Telecom number.

As we check the FTTH package price of 15 Mbps internet (with or without NTTV), the cost of premium TV package for a month is found to be Rs 400 and the cost of basic TV package per month is Rs 230. What we can find the difference is that premium TV package includes HD and expensive channels while basic TV packages sticks to the regular SD ones.

Nepal Telecom’s Television service includes several national and foreign TV channels that abides by the clean feed policy.

The addition of the TV service makes Nepal Telecom’s FTTH service more attractive. For now, only the live TV feature will be available and more peculiar features known to be integrated in the IPTV platform soon.

Checkout: IPTV Vs Digital TV: Differences and Which one to Choose?

Tell us what do you think of NT TV service and the cost/tariff of the television combo package either with Internet+Telephone or just with Telephone? Similarly which TV package do you like the most, do provide feedback in the comment section below.

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