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 2019. 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 21% 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