Based on the data collected till the date of March 15, 2013, Nepal Telecommunications Authority has published its monthly report on telecom scenario in Nepal. The report shows a significant growth in the telephone penetration in Nepal over last one month.
Compared to last month’s 71.90, the telephone users in Nepal have reached to 73.88% this month. While there isn’t any growth in the number of landline users, the users of mobile have increased from 63.72% to 65.65% this month. This year too Ncell leads other telecom operators in the total market share. With total og 9553,404 users, Ncell has 49% of total market shares while NTC has 44% with total of 8595771 users and UTL and SmartTel have market shares of 3% each.
There has also been an increase of 1.46% in the internet users in the country from 22.23 percent last month to 23.69 percent as per March 15. GPRS has the largest number of users which decreases significantly as we move from GPRS to CDMA, ADSL, Wireless, Cable modem and finally to WiMax which has the minimum number of users as per now.
Ncell tops the list of internet provider with 51% of market shares compared to 46% of NTC while UTL and other ISPs have 2 and 1 percent respectively. As compared to last month there is one percent decrease in market share of NTC while Ncell has achieved a percent gain in its market share.
If we look at the data over the last one year, the mobile penetration has increased by 11.19% while there has been 6.16 percent increase in internet users in Nepal.
Overall, the data suggests that the penetration of communication technologies in Nepal is getting stronger and with the introduction of new operators and service providers there is strong competition in the market which further motivates the operators to come up with better technology and stronger market strategies to reach out to larger public across the nation.