Source: Gorkhapatra Daily Newspaper, March 9, 2018
About Nepal Telecom
In Nepal, operating any form of telecommunication service dates back to B.S. 1973. But formally telecom service was provided mainly after the establishment of MOHAN AKASHWANI in B.S. 2005.Later as per the plan formulated in First National Five year plan (2012-2017), Telecommunication Department was established in B.S.2016. To modernize the telecommunications services and to expand the services, during third five-year plan (2023-2028), Telecommunication Department was converted into Telecommunications Development Board in B.S.2026. After the enactment of Communications Corporation Act 2028, it was formally established as a fully owned Government Corporation called Nepal Telecommunications Corporation in B.S. 2032 for the purpose of providing telecommunications services. After serving the nation for 29 years with great pride and a sense of accomplishment, Nepal Telecommunication Corporation was transformed into Nepal Doorsanchar Company Limited (NDCL) from Baisakh 1, 2061. Nepal Doorsanchar company Limited is a company registered under the Company Act 2053. However, the company is known to the general public by the brand name “Nepal Telecom” as its registered trademark.
Nepal Telecom has always put its endeavors in providing its valued customers a quality service since its inception. To achieve this goal, technologies best meeting the interest of its customers has always been selected. The nationwide reach of the organization, from urban areas to the economically non- viable most remote locations, is the result of all these efforts that makes this organization different from others.
Definitely Nepal Telecom’s widespread reach will assist in the socio-economic development of the urban as well as rural areas, as telecommunications is one of the most important infrastructures required for development. Accordingly, in the era of globalization, it is felt that milestones and achievements of the past are not adequate enough to catch up with the global trend in the development of telecommunication sector and the growth of telecommunication services in the country will be guided by technology, declining equipment prices, market growth due to increase in standard of life and finally by healthy competition.
Converting Nepal Telecom from a government owned monopoly to a business oriented, customer focused company in the competitive environment, Nepal Telecom invites all the shareholders in the sacred work of nation building.