Nepal completes laying optical fibre at Nepal-China border

Nepal Telecom (NT), the state-owned Nepalese telecommunication company, has completed laying optical fibre to Rasuwagadi area at the Nepal-China border from the capital city Kathmandu, with an eye to boosting Nepal-China connectivity. This has paved the way for interconnecting service of the NT with the China Telecom.

All-Dielectric Self-Supporting (ADSS) optical fibre was laid from Kathmandu to Rasuwagadi border point. The NT has planned to finish trial for direct traffic exchange among Nepal, China and India within this month. Once the Nepal Telecom gets connected with the China Telecom through optical fibre, it will be directly linked to Hong Kong Data Center which is one of the two biggest global data centers in Asia, the NT spokesperson said.

Nepal can now establish global connectivity through Hong Kong via China, or Singapore via India. Service will become cheaper and faster from June after connecting with both the hubs in Hong Kong and Singapore. Internet sharing can also be done along with that.

Nepal and China had agreed to enhance connectivity during Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s official visit to China from March 20 to 27.