Worldlink, the leading ISP in Nepal, has now launched its Photon Series 300Mbps internet in Nepal. At present, it’s the highest bandwidth plan available for residential users, overtaking the likes of CG and Vianet. Let’s take a look at the features, pricing, and availability of the WorldLink Photon series internet plans.
Worldlink Photon Series Overview:
WorldLink is looking to create a major buzz in the country with the new 300Mbps internet plan. On top of high bandwidth, the company will also set up a new Mesh Wi-Fi network in your house/office, although it’s completely optional.
Mesh Wi-Fi network consists of the main router that connects directly to your modem and a series of nodes around your house for full Wi-Fi coverage.
The Mesh ensures seamless Wi-Fi coverage across all parts of your home. With this installed, you can now connect with a single SSID across all locations without compromising the speed of the internet. However, for setting up a Mesh network, you have to install a Beacon 1.1 router.
Mesh Wi-Fi is not a new technology, it’s the first time we have seen ISP promoting it in Nepal. While ISPs like CG Net, Subisu, Vianet, and others tout their speed, Worldlink’s efforts to maintain a steady internet connection are definitely noteworthy.
You may argue if Mesh networks are required in average Nepali households, places like Hotels and other big Business complexes can definitely benefit from them
|With TV||Without TV|
|300 Mbps||1 Month||NPR 2,200||NPR 2,100|
|3 Month||NPR 6,450||NPR 6,150|
|12 Month||NPR 22,000||NPR 21,000|
|One Time Charge||Price|
|1 Month||3 Month||12 Month|
|Dual Band (ONU)||Rs. 2500||Rs. 2000||Free|
|Drop Wire||Rs. 500||Rs. 500||Free|
|Deposit (ONU)||Rs. 500||Rs. 500||Rs. 500|
|Smart Installation||Rs. 3000||Rs. 3000||Rs. 3000|
To note, the term ‘Smart Installation’ refers to the company’s service for proper router installation which ensures faster speed and Wi-Fi signal across every nook and corner. To make the most out of the Mesh Wi-Fi network, placement of the main router and accompanying nodes have to be identified through proper inspection of the house.
Beacon 1.1 Installation
Worldlink charges for each Beacon router deployed on the site. However, the below-shown rate is for 2 Beacon 1.1 routers. If needed, for the 3rd router or more, one has to pay Rs. 8000 each.
|For every Beacon 1.1||Price|
|1 Month||3 Month||12 Months|
|Beacon 1.1 Rental||Rs. 4000||Rs. 3000||Rs. 2000|
|Beacon 1.1 Deposit||Rs. 2500||Rs. 2500||Rs 2500|
Furthermore, you can even connect multiple TVs if you wish to. However, extra STB connections incur extra charges.
|Secondary STB activation||Rs. 2,000|
|Secondary STB deposit||Rs. 500|
Worldlink Photon Series: Available locations
As of now, the Photon series internet plans are available in 20 different locations inside Kathmandu valley. It includes Battisputali, New Baneshwor, Dhungedhara, Gatthaghar, Sallaghari, Baluwatar, Pepsicola, Koteshwor, Manbhawan, Sitapaila, Dholahiti, Kalimati, Bansbari, Kirtipur, Satungal, Kaldhara, Bouddha, Banepa, Balaju, Imadol, and Kapan.
- Meanwhile, check out our hands-on review of CG Net.