As part of a national fiber upgrade, Nepal Telecom has replaced the current copper network with fiber (FTTH) in the Dhading district.
Dilliram Adhikaril, Managing Director of Nepal Telecom, attended the inauguration of Nepal Telecom’s new office building in Dhading. He announced the fiber roll-out in Dhading, which will replace the outdated copper wire-based network.
For its telephony in Baglung and Banepa, Nepal Telecom has already switched from copper to optical fiber. Their national migration to optical fiber includes the removal of conventional copper wires.
With a landline telephone, the copper wire has served the country for a few decades. Nepal Telecom has also provided broadband internet through copper cable using ADSL technology for a decade.
The telco plans to steadily expand its fiber network across the country and has made substantial investments based on regional needs.
The NTC MD praised the construction of communication networks for Nepalese living in the country’s hinterlands, saying that it allows them to stay in touch with friends and family both in Nepal and abroad.
Mr. Shyammani Aryal, Office Incharge of Nepal Telecom Dhading, said, “Nepal Telecom will soon extend the fiber network from headquarters Dhadingbesi to the entire district.”
“With fiber upgrade, we will be able to provide consumers with both secure telephone and TV service as well as high-speed internet, which was not possible over copper wire,” he said. Although he was relieved to be moving to the telco’s own building rather than a rented one, which will aid in the management of the company’s equipment”.
Fiber Optics vs. Copper: What Are the Advantages?
Due to their many advantages over conventional copper equivalents, fiber optics have become the industry standard in telecommunications. Let’s look at some of the main reasons why optical fiber is becoming so popular.
When it comes to data transmission speed, fiber is an obvious option. Fiber optics are made up of very small glass strands that are around the size of a human hair. They can send 60 terabits of data per second and can hold a large amount of data. Copper wires, on the other hand, are limited to 10 gigabits per second. When it comes to delivering data speed over fiber, it has previously been able to satisfy any demand from households (ranging from tens of Mbps to hundreds of Mbps).
In addition, fiber optics are more dependable than copper. On copper wires, data transmission would degrade after just two kilometers. Fiber, on the other hand, offers much more reliable data handling over the same distance. Fiber cables are often resistant to temperature and electric surges, whereas copper wires are highly susceptible to these factors.
Fiber optics have a number of other advantages over copper wires, including long-distance coverage, increased bandwidth, and improved protection and safety.
Nepal Telecom will eventually transition to fiber optics in place of obsolete copper wires. Customers would benefit immensely from improved voice calls, internet, and TV solutions as a result of this.
Nepal Telecom has already begun offering TV service over fiber FTTH in Kathmandu, forming a trio of services known as the Triple Play service. It will soon be expanded to other parts of the world. Voice calls, internet, and television are all delivered over the same fiber cable with the Triple Play service.
What are your thoughts on Nepal Telecom’s decision to convert copper wire throughout the country? Do you think they can carry out such services more quickly, or are you happy with their efforts, considering the topography of Nepal and the needs of its people? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.
This article has been sourced from NepaliTelecom.com.