Nepal Telecom and Cybernetics has launched new NT Bus Internet service. It is brand new technology for tour and travel business. Bus, micro and travel services can use NT Bus Internet to provide internet to passengers. This is based on CDMA technology which has broader coverage. It works on major highways and rural places on Nepal with NTC CDMA coverage.
Currently many public vehicles have Nepal Telecom WiMax service. They provide free WiFi to passengers using WiMax technology. New NT Bus Internet service used CDMA spectrum. It uses CDMA spectrum to have connectivity. Thus, internet can be used in all places with CDMA coverage.
In Nepal, all 75 districts have NTC CDMA coverage. Bus, micro service providers can give WiFi or internet to their passengers using this service easily. Users will be able to browse internet, online apps like Facebook, Viber easily. They can also enjoy offline movie streaming with help of local storage on device on board.
All small and long route public vehicles in Nepal can use this new service. They have to install the receiver and start the service. Passenger can connect to WiFi network inside vehicle and enjoy. The device also has GPS, multimedia and tracking feature as well.
Price and Process
The process of getting NT Bus Internet service is very easy for vehicles and service providers. Device is available at sales counter of Nepal Telecom at Chabahil, Sundhara, Gongabu, Jawlakhel, Babarmahal, Chhauni. Basic receiver plus router only for internet costs Rs 19,000.
Each purchaser gets free RUIM card plus 10 GB data. Other features like GPS and multimedia costs higher. There is 1 year warranty for manufacture faults. There are 3 data packs available. They are 10 GB, 20 GB and 30 GB.
Regarding internal storage for offline stream, it has 8 GB inbuilt storage. The company will update, songs, apps and music in the device during Annual Maintenance Contract. These service would really benefit customers and add value to public travel services.