Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Hello Nepal to expand service

Nepal Satellite — which operates its telecom service under the brand name 'Hello Mobile' — is all set to introduce its services in the western and far-western regions within nine months, according to the company.
The company has been providing its services to 272 villages in the mid-western region so far. Hello Mobile will be accessible from Narayanghat to Kanchanpur after the expansion drive, it said.
The company has awarded the contract of service expansion project to China-based ZTE company, it said, adding that ZTE will be responsible for constructing the entire necessary infrastructure and for providing equipment according to the contract.
Chief of Nepal Satellite Ajay Raj Sumargi and chief executive officer of ZTE Syu Lee signed the agreement today in Kathmandu.
In the programme, Sumargi said that the company is committed to expanding its services to remote areas where the population density is low and where mostly poor people reside. He also informed that the company will expand its service in the central and eastern regions in the third phase.
Chairperson of the company Asmita Sumargi said that the company is optimistic that ZTE will complete the task on schedule.
Nepal Satellite has a total investment of Rs 2 billion from Airbell Service of Cyprus and Nepali investors, it said, adding that it will also invest an additional Rs 1.80 billion in the coming days to further expand its services.
Nepal Investment Bank, Mega Bank and Nabil Bank have been providing loans to the company.
The company has been using solar energy for power backup of satellite mobile which is environment friendly, the company claimed.

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