KATHMANDU, April 2: Over 25 million people in Nepal have access to the internet. According to Nepal Telecommunications Authority (NTA)’s data for the past seven months of the current fiscal year, over 25,419,325 people have access to internet facilities. That is nearly 84 percent of the country’s total population.
In the month-long period from mid-January to mid-February, 600,083 new internet users were added.
According to a report prepared based on the Population Projection (2011-2030), Nepal’s current population is 29,876,531.
According to NTA, mobile users make up the largest group among the internet users. By the end of the month-long period from mid-January to-February, the contribution of mobile internet was 61.47 percent.
Similarly, over 11.3 million population have access to 3G and the highest number of users (8.6 million) are of Nepal Telecom and 2.49 are of Ncell.
Moreover, the number of 4G users has reached 7.92 million and that of the e-video users is 136,000. Among the users of 4G, the highest number (4.32 million) is of Ncell. There are 2.54 million 4G users of Nepal Telecom. The contribution of fixed broadband is 21.85 percent: 837 of ADSL and 5.78 million of FTTH internet.