Nepal’s 91% of the population have access to the internet: Regulator

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Kathmandu, July 29

Ninety-one per cent of the country’s population has access to the internet in the country, the Nepal Telecommunications Authority (NTA) says in a report.

The NTA report is based on the population projection (2021-2030), in which it has taken a total population of 29.876 million as the basis.

As per the data of the authority, 27.76 million people have access to the internet as of June 14, 2021. A total of 331,422 more internet users have been added from mid-April to mid-May as compared to mid-March to mid-April. There were more than 27.375 million internet users till mid-May.

As per the statistics, most people access the internet on their mobile phones. Mobile internet users comprise 65.68 per cent of the total internet user population till mid-June. More than 12.052 million people have access to the 3G internet service. Of them, 9.590 million people are using the 3G internet service of Nepal Telecom, which is the largest number, and 2.462 million people are using the internet service of Ncell.

A total of 11.956 million people have been using the 3G internet service till mid-May while around 96,000 more 3G internet users have been added from mid-May to mid-June.

Likewise, 25.27 per cent of the users have access to the fixed broadband internet. Of it, there are 785,000 ADSL internet service users and 556,000 FTTH internet users.

The report shows that the number of 4G customers is decreasing in the country of late. The 4G customers whose number had increased notably for some months has been dwindling in recent times.

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