Nepal Telecom, Government owned company is one of the largest telecom operators in the country. Though the company has recently launched the 4G LTE, most of its services are based on old technology. For instance, the company has been based on the traditional Time-division Multiplexing (TDM) technology for its landline phones. With most of other countries has upgraded to the latest technology, so it’s high time the company also take the same path.
While now the company is upgrading the existing PSTN service to the Internet-Protocol based technology. With this migration, it will be easy for telecom to control and better quality and reliability can be delivered. They have started the migration of the old telephony to IP-based, from Gwarko exchange.
The company has launched 4G technology for the mobile, but significant work by telecom on landline service was the introduction of Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL) for the internet. But this has also been outdated with major ISP are based on fiber for high-speed internet. The telecom has also started the data service through the fiber but in selected areas only. There is still some user using dial-up internet, but the company is gradually displacing this technology for the fiber-based service.
By making a call in Gwarko Exchange, the Board Chairman and Secretary of Information and Communication, Mahendra Man Gurung inaugurated the TDM Migration.
Benefits of Nepal Telecom ’s TDM migration
- Voice and data service will be more reliable and faster
- Other services like IPTV, VOD, etc. will be added easily
- The internet speed of existing ADSL will get better
However, the migration of all 7 lakhs traditional TDM based technology to IP-based technology will take time.