Telecommunication in Nepal

Compared to the European Union, Nepal is massively lagging behind in the development of telecommunications. Under the country code +977, there were a total of 39.98 million connections in 2018. Among them were 39.18 million million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 1.4 per person. In the EU, this figure is 1.2 mobile phones per person.

In the expansion of broadband Internet connections, Nepal is back. Around 34% of all residents have access to the Internet. Approximately 3% have their own fast Internet connection, which is at least faster than the previous ISDN (more than 2048 kbit/s).

With about 41,256 webhosts, Nepal is below the world's average by population.


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Development of telephone and internet connections

The following diagrams show the development of the different telephone and Internet connections as a percentage of the country's population. Values above 100% mean that on average every inhabitant has more than one subscription.


Spread of internet connections in Nepal 1990 - 2017




Broadband internet in Nepal 2006 - 2018




Landlines in the years 1990 - 2018




Mobile phones in Nepal 1990 - 2018




Spreading in 2018 Nepal
Total
Nepal
percent
EU
Total
EU
percent
Broadband users 791,961.00 2.82 % 152.50 m 34.13 %
Landlines 799,368.00 2.85 % 171.14 m 38.31 %
Mobile cellulars 39.18 m 139.49 % 545.16 m 122.02 %