Vianet, an Internet Service Provider (ISP) in Nepal, will deploy a Fiber-To-The-Home (FTTH) broadband network across Nepal to connect more than 200,000 customers.
Vianet will be deploying over 100,000 of Nokia’s GPON Optical Network Terminals (ONTs).
Nokia’s GPON fiber solution will help Vianet to build up to 2.5 Gbps capable network for subscribers – enabling them to access Internet applications such as 4k video content, Internet TV, live streaming, online gaming, etc.
The FTTH broadband network will provide existing Vianet subscribers with the option to upgrade their current bandwidth up to 100Mbps.
Nepal has 1,006,285 ADSL broadband customers and 2,192,687 cable / FTTH broadband customers as of September 2018, according to Nepal Telecom Authority.
In addition, there are 283,894 Wi-Fi broadband customers, 87,152 WiMax broadband customers, 10,132,289 3G broadband customers and 2,060,750 4G broadband customers in Nepal.
Vianet said it will be expanding the new fiber network beyond the metropolitan area of Kathmandu and address rural areas across Nepal, Binay Bohra, managing director of Vianet.
“Customers will be able to enjoy high bandwidth applications without any network-related problems. It will also lead to increased consumption of broadband thus helping Vianet to add to its revenue,” Vinish Bawa, head of emerging business for the India and Nepal Markets at Nokia, said.