China became second internet service provider for Nepal, breaking Indias monopoly in Nepal

Posted on:13 Jan 2018 13:49:02
China became second internet service provider for Nepal, breaking Indias monopoly in Nepal
13 January 2018 Current Affairs: The Hong Kong and Beijing based China Telecom Global (CTG) - a company formed in 2012 - has teamed up with Nepal Telecom to provide alternate cyber-connectivity to Nepal.

So far, Nepal had been linked to the global internet network through Indian telecom operators, using optical fiber connections in Biratnagar, Bhairahawa and Birgunj, among others.

But a new terrestrial fiber cable launched in 2016 by CTG will now connect Nepal and China through the Jilong (Rasuwagadhi) border gateway.

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