Introduction

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Introduction 2018-08-08T09:33:45+00:00
Nepal Telecommunications Authority is the telecommunications regulatory body of Nepal. It is an autonomous body established on Feb 1998 in accordance with Telecommunications Act, 1997 and Telecommunications Regulation, 1998. It’s objective is to create a favorable and competitive environment for the development, expansion and operation of telecommunications services with the private sector participation in Nepal. It’s aims are:
  • To make the telecommunications service reliable and easily available to the public.
  • To make necessary arrangement to avail basic telecommunications service and facilities in all rural and urban areas throughout the kingdom of Nepal.
  • To protect the rights and interests of consumers by ensuring the provision of quality service.
  • To make arrangement for the coordination and healthy competition among the persons providing Telecommunications Service and facilities.
To meet the objectives, NTA has been actively performing the following functions:
  • Granting Licenses to operate the telecommunications service in private sector. Involving national and foreign private sector investors in the operation of the Telecommunications Service.
  • Prescribing, fixing and approving the standard and quality standard of the plant and equipment relating to the telecommunications and the telecommunications service.
  • Approving and regularizing the fees to be collected by the licensee for providing the telecommunications Service.
  • Regularly inspecting and monitoring the activities carried out by service providers to ensure that the quality of service and quality standard in telecom equipment have been maintained.
  • Settling dispute between two service providers or a service provider and its customers.
  • Providing suggestions to Nepal Government on the policy, plan and program to be adopted by Nepal Government for the development of the telecommunications service.

Function, Duty and Power

The functions and duties of the Authority shall be as follows: –
  • To provide suggestions to Nepal Government on the policy, plan and program to be adopted by Nepal Government for the development of the Telecommunications Service.
  • To make the Telecommunications Service reliable and easily available to the public.
  • To make necessary arrangement to avail basic Telecommunications Service and facilities in all rural and urban areas throughout the kingdom of Nepal.
  • To involve the national and foreign private sector investors in the operation of the Telecommunications Service.
  • To make arrangement for the coordination and healthy competition among the persons providing Telecommunications Service and facilities, so as to provide such service and facilities to all public in general.
  • To prescribe, fix and approve the standard and quality standard of the plant and equipment relating to the Telecommunications and the Telecommunications Service.
  • To regularize and systematize Telecommunications Service.
  • To grant License to operate the Telecommunications Service.
  • To approve and regularize the fees to be collected by a person having obtained License for providing the Telecommunications Service.
  • To perform the functions relating to the frequency in accordance with the policy determined by the Radio Frequency Policy Determination Committee.
  • To carry out or cause to carry out the research about the development and use of new technology in the field of Telecommunications.
  • To carry out or cause to carry out the research about the development and use of new technology in the field of Telecommunications.
  • To cause to develop the skilled manpower for the Telecommunications Sector.
  • To develop and extend or cause to develop and extended the Telecommunications Service in such a way that it protects the rights and interests of the consumers.
  • To develop or cause to develops Nepal as an International Transit for Telecommunications.
  • To carry out necessary and appropriate functions for the development and promotion of the Telecommunications Service.

Mission

To create the optimum conditions for the development of telecommunications sector in Nepal by serving the public interest in terms of quality, choice and value for money; healthy competition among service providers and the nation in its drive for socio-economic advancement through efficient private sector participation. Vision

Vision

Regulate acceptable quality of telecommunications services of all types making them affordable and accessible to all for country’s overall development.

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