NT allows free browsing of government websites

Kathmandu, April 25

Nepal Telecom (NT) has started providing free browsing facility of government websites to its subscribers from April 14 (Nepali New Year). Organising a press meet today, NT officials informed that its pre-paid and post-paid users can browse for free almost 550 government websites with ‘.gov.np’ domain.

“We have started providing free browsing of government websites in a bid to ensure the citizens’ right to stay informed about different government-related issues,” said Kamini Rajbhandari, managing director of NT, adding that NT will introduce similar consumer-centric facilities in the days to come.

Similarly, Rajbhandari also informed that NT has begun billing convergent of its fibre-to-the-home and ADSL services from real time billing system (CRBT system). NT had already adopted this system in its CDMA, GSM and Wi-Max services.

“Following this, NT will now control its telecom services like service installation and tariff collection, among others through a single system,” she said.

NT also informed that it has started delivering 3G services in Rara Lake of Mugu district targeting domestic and foreign tourists.

Meanwhile, NT has also banned its employees across all central, regional and local offices from browsing social media networking sites during office hours. The central office of Nepal Telecom in Bhadrakali, Kathmandu, had received numerous complaints regarding its staff in different NT offices spending more time browsing social sites. Banned social sites for NT staff during the office hours include Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

NT officials believe that the ban on social networking sites in NT offices will generate additional bandwidth for its customers.