Aug 22, 2016

Ncell to provide mobile financial services

Kathmandu, August 19
The leading telecom service provider company of the country, Ncell is planning to launch mobile finance service soon thereby expanding sphere of its services provided in the telecommunications sector. Recently, Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) introduced a separate policy to allow operation of mobile financial services. “We would like to take part in the development of mobile financial services through the policy that Nepal Rastra Bank introduced,” said Simon Perkins, managing director of Ncell.

According to the policy, mobile service providers can operate mobile payment services for the financial transaction.  “The services we want to offer to customers are to be able to do financial fund transfer both within Nepal and internationally, pay bills from their mobile phones and other financial services when on the move,” said Perkins.

Aug 15, 2016

Ncell unveils new brand logo

Pledges to invest NPR 70bn in 2 years
Kathmandu, August 15

Ncell Private Limited and Axiata Group Berhad on Monday announced the unveiling of a new brand logo of ‘Ncell - an Axiata company’. The new logo is coming into effect from Tuesday onward. Axiata is the sole investor in Reynolds Holdings, which holds 80% shares of Ncell.

A new chapter;
Strong union between Axiata’s international expertise and Ncell’s high quality, cost effective services and strong local  heritage
Heightened focus on advance technology, innovation and digitalisation to improve network coverage and connectivity for all Nepali customers
Drive the development of Nepali talents and to build future Nepali leaders in the telecommunications industry

Aug 11, 2016

Draft of National Broadband Masterplan (2016-2020)

The government has prepared a draft of National Broadband Masterplan (2016-2020) focusing expansion of broadband connectivity across the country. Telecommunications regulator Nepal Telecommunications Authority has sought feedbacks from stakeholders to finalize the draft and get it endorsed by the Ministry of Information and Communications for implementation. Here is the draft.

Aug 3, 2016

Thank you very much!

Dear Readers and followers,

This is my 429th post after I started this blog back in 2007 and this post is dedicated to you as you have been an asset for me to take my blog to this height. For your love and support, my blog, which I used to say ‘News of Nepal’ i.e. newsnp (later I named it ‘my news log’), has been receiving a good response. Thank you very much for being with me.

Nothing remains constant. My profession has also changed and I do not write as a media person anymore. I also gave a thought to shut it down; but for the traffic, which I have been witnessing, encouraged me to continue with the blog. So, from now onward, I will be writing about fields of my interest and share news, reports, articles, and interviews, among others.

Whatever I write here is my personal opinion.

Thank you,