Consumption of Telecommunication Equipment is high, 47 billion devices are imported in a year
Last year alone, Nepal imported telecommunication equipment worth about Rs 47 billion. Which is 67.3 percent more than the previous year.
According to the data of the Customs Department for the fiscal year 2077/78, Nepal has imported telecommunication equipment and its parts worth Rs. 46.70 billion.
In the previous year 2076/77, the country had imported telecommunication equipment worth Rs. 27.91 billion.
Telecommunications is the third most imported commodity last year. Imports of crude soybean oil increased by 185 percent and gold by 101 percent.
Since then, many telecommunications materials have been imported. The share of telecommunication equipment in the total import is 3 percent.
Telecommunications materials include equipment used by telecom companies, Internet-related equipment, and more.
Nepal Telecom, Ncell, and Smart Cell, three telecom companies operating in the country, are expanding and upgrading their networks. Nepal Telecom has recently given impetus to Forge expansion. For this, the VTS tower is being constructed and upgraded.
Similarly, the telco is preparing to test the 5G. It is importing and connecting the necessary materials.
Similarly, Ncell, a leading private sector mobile company, is also working on network expansion and upgrade. Ncell has added 269 BTS towers in a year. He has built the 3G and 4G towers.
Similarly, in Nepal, Internet company, Digital Television has accelerated its network expansion. Imports of goods such as fiber, cables, routers, etc. have also increased significantly.