Nepal Telecom’s Mobile Service Takes a Leap in Tinker
Nepal Telecom has introduced mobile service in Tinker, the last settlement in the north-west of Nepal. Following the commencement of mobile service on October 16, residents in the area are now able to conveniently make phone calls using their mobile phones.
Using VSAT technology, Nepal Telecom has launched 2G service in North Western Naka Tinkar, located in Ward No. 1 of Byas Rural Municipality in Darchula District, which is connected to the border of China. The company transported necessary materials to Tinker from Attaria in Kailali and Changru in Darchula.
Previously, there were two VSAT technology telephone lines operating in that area. Now, approximately 500 customers in Tinker area can communicate using their own mobile phones. Additionally, the armed police force, police working in the area police office, and tourists visiting the area will also benefit from this service.
Tinkar is located approximately 3,700 meters above sea level. It is around 12 km away from Changru and about 80 km from the headquarters of Khalanga. From there, travelers can reach Pillar No. 1 on the border of China after an 8 km walk.
Nepal Telecom is committed to expanding telecommunication services in areas with low returns and relatively high investments. As a result, the service has been launched in Tinker as well.