Evolving Internet in Province 1

9th November 2021, Kathmandu

The number of telephone users in Province No. 1 has reached more than 4.5 million. Nepal Rastra Bank has recently made public the annual report of the economic activity study of Province 1, including the data up to mid-July last year.

According to the report prepared on the basis of the data provided by Nepal Telecom and Ncell, a total of 4.555 million telephones have been distributed in the state in the fiscal year 2077/078. This is an increase of 1.5 percent over the previous fiscal year.

However, if we look at the overall growth rate of the communications sector, it is seen that the number of telephones distributed is slightly less than the previous year. This is because the total number of telephones had increased by 1.9 percent in the corresponding period of the previous fiscal year.

Province 1 Telephone UsersAccording to the report, the Morang district has the highest number of telephone users under Province 1. Jhapa is in second place.

These districts account for 22 and 21 percent of the total users respectively. Similarly, Sunsari district has occupied a 20 percent share. Apart from that, other districts like Udaipur and Ilam have a 6-6 percent share.

Similarly, Dhankuta, Khotang, and Sankhuwasabha have a 4-4 percent share. It has been mentioned that 2 percent of the telephone was used in Taplejung, Solukhumbu, Bhojpur, Okhaldhunga, and Tehrathum.

The number of Internet service users also increased by 14.6 percent to 51,000, the report said. This is a significant increase compared to the previous year.

According to the report, the number of Internet service users had increased by 21.4 percent in the corresponding period of the previous year. This includes only internet services provided by mobile and telecom.


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