And finally, Nepal Telecom connects optical fiber with China Internet network. After the successful connection with China Cross Border Optical Fibre Link, the Indian Internet monopoly has been broken.
After a long series of interaction, the NTC has succeeded to connect the internet with China. The Chinese internet is connected through the Rasuwa Border. Actually, the Nepal Telecom was supposed to connect to Chinese internet a year ago. However, due to different obstruction of the optical fiber in Chinese region, made it impossible to be completed by pre-specified date.
China had to re-route the optical fiber from the affected area, giving an alternative access to the internet, besides the Indian route. Even though the fiber connection was successful, the official statement has not been published yet.
Since, 2054 BS, Nepal Telecom is importing bandwidth from Indian Telecom companies. With this agreement with China, though the cost has increased, dependency on the Indian internet has been broken down and we could expect the quality of the service too.
Currently, Nepal is importing the bandwidth from BSNL, Bharat Panjab, Airtel and Reliance Telecom thorough Bhairahawa, Raksaul, and Birgunj border. With the connection to China, there will be the opportunity to connect with other countries, easily. Now, direct connection with the Hong Kong internet is possible.
Since Nepal Telecom connects optical fiber with China, we could expect the major improvement in the service quality. On the other hand, with the strict prohibition on the internet contains some websites are blocked in China, however, it will not affect the cross-border internet connection.