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According to the NTA, the Internet speed arms race is a matter for concern.

The Nepal Telecommunications Authority is extremely concerned about internet service providers imposing service charges or tariff rates without the authority’s approval.

The fierce battle among internet service providers (ISP) to provide fast internet speed and reasonable costs recently began when CG Net shocked the market in June this year when they released a 120 Mbps internet package for just Rs999.

According to Surya Prasad Lamichhane, the authority’s deputy director, service providers must seek approval from the NTA before introducing packages with speeds above 100 Mbps. Currently, most ISPs have significantly increased bandwidth, he said.

Sudhir Parajuli, head of the Internet Service Providers’ Association Nepal, stated that there has been fierce rivalry in service packages of more than 100 Mbps in recent months. “This market competition is rather unhealthy, and service providers appear to be more concerned with expanding the number of consumers than with improving the quality of service,” Parajuli told the Post.

It appears that ISPs compete to debut their service package to secure users before being licensed, according to


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