Nepal - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

Nepal - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

Nepal’s telcos providing more fibre broadband competition. Nepal’s fixed broadband penetration rate remains very low, though there has been much progress made in recent years by telcos and the government to broaden the reach of services.In the fibre market in particular, telcos have extended the reach of their networks to many more areas, and have been able to offer relatively cheap services. This has resulted in a flurry of activity in the sector, with operators providing cheaper packages and with more generous data allowances in a bid to secure new subscribers or at least to retain existing ones.


1 Key statistics
2 Regional Asian market comparison
3 Country overview
4 Covid-19 and its impact on the telecom sector
4.1 Economic considerations and responses
4.2 Subscribers
4.3 Infrastructure
5 Telecommunications market
5.1 Market overview and analysis
6 Regulatory environment
6.1 Regulatory authority
6.2 Fixed-line developments
6.3 Mobile market developments
7 Mobile market
7.1 Mobile statistics
7.2 Mobile infrastructure
7.3 Nepal Satellite Telecom (NSPTL)
7.4 Major mobile operators
7.5 Mobile content and applications
8 Fixed-line broadband market
8.1 ISP market
8.2 Broadband statistics
8.3 Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) networks
9 Digital economy
9.1 e-Government
9.2 e-ID cards
9.3 e-Commerce
10 Fixed network operators
10.1 Major operators
10.2 Nepal Telecom
10.3 United Telecom (UTL)
10.4 Nepal Satellite Telecom (NSPTL)
10.5 Smart Telecom (STPL)
10.6 STM Telecom
11 Telecommunications infrastructure
11.1 Overview of the national telecom network
11.2 Fibre networks
11.3 International infrastructure
11.4 Data centres
12 Glossary of abbreviations
13 Related reports
List of Tables, Charts and Exhibits
Table 1 Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities - Nepal 2021 (e)
Table 2 Licences issued for telecom services 2021 May
Table 3 Growth in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration 2011 2026
Table 4 Change in the number of 3G/LTE subscribers (million) 2017 2021
Table 5 Growth in the number of mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2012 2026
Table 6 Mobile broadband subscribers by type 2017 2021
Table 7 Change in the number of Nepal Telecom's mobile broadband subscribers 2017 2021
Table 8 Change in the number of Ncell's mobile broadband subscribers 2017 2021
Table 9 Change in the number of Smart Telecom's mobile broadband subscribers 2017 2021
Table 10 Change in the number of mobile subscribers by operators (million) 2011 2021
Table 11 Change in the market share of mobile subscribers by operator 2011 2021
Table 12 Change in the number of Nepal Telecom's mobile subscribers 2011 2021
Table 13 Change in the number of Nepal Telecom's mobile subscribers by technology (million) 2009 2021
Table 14 Development of Ncell's financial data (NPR million) 2015 2021
Table 15 Development of Ncell's financial data (RM million) 2016 2021
Table 16 Change in the number of Ncell's mobile subscribers 2011 2021
Table 17 Change in the number of Ncell's mobile subscribers by type (million) 2015 2021
Table 18 Development of Ncell's mobile ARPU (NPR/month) 2015 2021
Table 19 Growth in the number of Smart Telecom's mobile subscribers 2015 2021
Table 20 Growth in the number of fixed broadband subscribers and penetration 2011 2026
Table 21 Data and internet subscribers by technology (New format) 2017 2021
Table 22 Change in the number of Nepal Telecom's WiMAX subscribers 2012 2021
Table 23 Change in the number of Wi-Fi subscribers 2017 2021
Table 24 Change in the number of PSTN fixed-line subscribers by operator 2009 2021
Table 25 Change in the number of WLL fixed subscribers by operator 2009 2021
Table 26 Change in the number of Nepal Telecom's fixed subscribers by type 2011 2021
Table 27 Development of Nepal Telecom's financial data (NPR billion) 2016 2021
Table 28 Decline in the number of fixed lines and teledensity 2009 2021
Table 29 Fixed-line subscribers - wireline and WLL 2010 2021
Table 30 Increase in international internet capacity 2011 2018
Table 31 Historic - Mobile subscribers, annual change, and penetration rate 1999 2010
Table 32 Historic - Internet bandwidth capacity 2001 2010
Table 33 Historic - STM's subscribers - limited mobility and fixed-line 2010 2017
Table 34 Historic - fixed-lines in service and teledensity 1995 2010
Table 35 Historic - Nepal Satellite Telecom (NSPTL) - mobile subscribers 2017 2018
Table 36 Historic - UTL's subscribers - limited mobility and WLL 2011 2017
Table 37 Historic - Nepal Telecom (NDCL) - mobile subscribers 2006 2010
Table 38 Historic - Ncell - mobile subscribers 2006 2010
Table 39 Historic - Data and Internet subscribers by technology (old format) 2013 2016
Chart 1 Asian Telecoms Maturity Index by Market Category
Chart 2 Asian Telecoms Maturity Index vs GDP per Capita
Chart 3 Telecoms Maturity Index Central Asia
Chart 4 Growth in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration 2011 2026
Chart 5 Change in the number of 3G/LTE subscribers 2017 2021
Chart 6 Growth in the number of mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2012 2026
Chart 7 Mobile broadband subscribers by type 2017 2021
Chart 8 Change in the number of mobile subscribers by operators (million) 2011 2021
Chart 9 Change in the market share of mobile subscribers by operator 2011 2021
Chart 10 Change in the number of Nepal Telecom's mobile subscribers 2011 2021
Chart 11 Change in the number of Nepal Telecom's mobile subscribers by technology 2009 2021
Chart 12 Development of Ncell's financial data (NPR million) 2015 2021
Chart 13 Development of Ncell's financial data (RM million) 2016 2021
Chart 14 Change in the number of Ncell's mobile subscribers 2011 2021
Chart 15 Change in the number of Ncell's mobile subscribers by type 2015 2021
Chart 16 Development of Ncell's mobile ARPU 2015 2021
Chart 17 Growth in the number of Smart Telecom's mobile subscribers 2015 2021
Chart 18 Growth in the number of fixed broadband subscribers and penetration 2011 2026
Chart 19 Change in the number of Nepal Telecom's fixed subscribers by type 2011 2021
Chart 20 Development of Nepal Telecom's financial data 2009 2021
Chart 21 Decline in the number of fixed lines and teledensity 2009 2021
Exhibit 1 Key Market Characteristics by Market Segment
Exhibit 2 Central Asia - Key Characteristics of Telecoms Markets by Country
Exhibit 3 Level of competition by market segment
Exhibit 4 Mobile operators and systems

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