Rural telecoms roll-out strategy – Nepal

countries: Nepal
key subject: rural telecommunications development, demand study, network technology, roll-out strategy
client type: national operator

An Intelecon consultant has worked for several years in the development of Nepal Telecommunications Corporation’s (NTC) rural telecommunications roll-out strategy. This has included demand studies and revenue projections in districts without service, recommendation on appropriate technologies, estimation of capital and operating costs, and advice on successful service provision. NTC’s approach to rural telecommunications development has successfully emphasised maximisation of commercial viability through private participation in the provision of phoneshop-based access services. The future development strategy recommended by Intelecon now develops this experience in a more liberalised fashion.