Around 24 per cent of Nepalis now have access to some form of internet connection, recent figures from the Nepal Telecom Authority show.
An NTA report, however, shows that only around six per cent of the internet users have access to a trust-worthy internet connection (wireless modem, optical fibre, cable modem, ADSL, CDMA 1X, EVDO and WiMAX ).
A resounding 93 per cent of the 6.4 million internet users in Nepal are still using unreliable and low-quality internet connection based on GPRS, EDGE and WCDMA technologies.These technologies are used in mobile phones.
The report shows that 0.23 per cent of the internet users still use dial-up internet.
Internet Service Providers in Nepal only have a market share of less than two percent. Ncell and Nepal Telecom — both of whom are also voice operators — collectively have a market share of 98 per cent.