KATHMANDU, July 9: Nepal Telecom (NT) has started switching PSTN (landline) telephone service to IP-based network. Issuing a statement, the state-owned operator said that Mahendra Man Gurung, secretary of the Ministry of Information and Communications (MoIC) inaugurated the new technology by making a call from the NT's telephone exchange at Gwarko.
The company switched 4,246 telephone lines of Gwarko exchange to IP network on Friday“ "We will upgrade 134,000 telephone lines to IP network within the next two months. We will switch a total of 400,000 telephone lines to IP network by Fiscal Year 2017/1”," the statement said.
With the upgraded technology, the company will be able to provide ADSL Internet service to customers as per the demand. NT will also be able to provide services like IPTV and video on demand, among others, with the help of IP-based technology.