October 24th, 2019
Nepal Telecom Company (NTC) has decreased the cost of leased line service. The decreased price came into effect from Kartik 1, 2076. NTC has increased the minimum bandwidth available from the company. Previous records show that the minimum allocated bandwidth available to users was 512 Kbps. With the increase in a number of users and those seeking faster internet connections, Telecom decided to upgrade the minimum bandwidth allocation for the leased lines to be 2 Mbps.
For those who don’t know, a leased-line is a service provided by telecom for fixed dedicated bandwidth. It is generally used by businesses organizations or users that need constant internet access throughout their usage.
Leased lines are generally preferred by banking institutions, finance organizations, Educational organizations or even libraries. Most of the startups that need proper internet access at a fair rate, online service providers, some cybercafe; although they are rare these days; opt to use leased lines services for internet access since they provide dedicated bandwidth. The previous speeds available were merely in the range of 100s of Kbps but after the upgrade, the range has been substantially increased to 10s of Mbps.
The cost of 1 Mbps to 10 Mbps of the leased line was previously Rs. 4200 per Mbps but the new price is set at Rs. 2500 for 2 Mbps to 20 Mbps. Similarly, the price of 11 Mbps to 100 Mbps was Rs. 4000 but now Rs. 2300 is set for 21 Mbps to 50 Mbps. The price for 51 Mbps to 100 Mbps is set to Rs. 2100 per Mbps.
The price for leased lines over 100 Mbps used to be Rs. 3800 per Mbps which has been reduced to half the price, that is Rs. 1900 per Mbps.
To issue a leased line service provided by NTC, customers can visit the closed office and fill an application stating the required category.