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Nepal accesses internet through China;ends dependency on India

Press Trust of India  |  Kathmandu 

Nepalese people today began accessing internet through a Chinese link laid across the mountains, ending the country's sole dependency on for connecting to the cybre space.

The initial speed of internet by Chinese fibre link via Rasuwagadhi border will be 1.5 per second (gbps), less than that of 34 gbps by through Biratnagar, Bhairahawa and Birgunj, according to officials.

The commercial operation of the link across the mountains to has begun, they said.

Nepal's Information and Communication Mohan Bahadur Basnet inaugurated the Nepal-cross border link at a function here.

In 2016, state-owned Telecom (NT) had signed a Memorandum of Understanding with state-run Telecommunications for the operation of Nepal's internet network via

Basnet said that the link established between and will be a milestone for developing This will boost bilateral relations between and at official as well as people's level, the said.

The between and has not only made available shortest route for to Nepal, it has also opened up vast business potentials between the two neighbours, China's to You Hong said.

of said that the Chinese will also increase accessibility and reliability of Nepal's

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First Published: Fri, January 12 2018. 18:55 IST