Best Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in Nepal 2020 – Top 5 ISPs in Nepal

Best ISP (Internet Service Providers) in Nepal 2020 – Top 5 ISPs in Nepal

 

The need for the internet in daily life is growing day by day, it could be for entertainment purposes or for professional use. Every country wants to become digital and so are companies around the globe. It can be seen around us that people are using more internet for their everyday works. No person or organization or any nation could stay behind in the race of providing faster internet facilities. Even countries like Nepal are trying to provide best and faster network connectivity to its citizens. Everyone wants to taste the nectar of the Internet as everyone is attracted and thrilled with the new possibilities that can be achieved from the uses of the internet. In Nepal as well as globally, the number of internet users are increasing rapidly. The high demand for the internet of things (IoT) in Nepal can be experienced in markets and among users.

 

In statistics, the MIS report provided by Nepal Telecommunications Authority (NTA) shows that more than 70% of people in Nepal are using the internet in Nepal. According to the latest report provided by NTA, there are more than 49,75,000 people using Fixed broadband services including both wired and wireless and the rest of the internet users are using mobile broadband services such as Nepal Telecom, Ncell and Smart cell for the internet in Nepal.

 

What people do with the help of the internet in Nepal?

 

As Nepal has more population of younger people so most of the people use the internet for social media such as Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Viber, Twitter, etc. The video platforms such as YouTube, Tiktok, etc, are also mostly used in Nepal and have become popular among all age group people. The young people and children use the internet for online games such as PUBG, Freefire, Ludo, etc. Nepalese are learning to use the internet for various other things behind entertainment and their population is less in comparison to those who use it for entertainment. Only a few users use it for online payments using online payments gateways such as Esewa, Khalti, IME Pay, Prabhu Pay, ConnectIPS, E-Banking, Mobile Banking, etc. Many Nepalese are working abroad so many people also use voice call services using IMO, Messenger, etc to stay in contact with their near and dear ones.

Nowadays, the internet has become a source of income for many Nepalese through e-shops, online marketing, blogging, vlogging, etc.

 

Which is the Best ISP in Nepal?

 

How to choose which ISP is the best one in Nepal? Surely, this will depend on the needs of the individual in terms of speed, price, etc. As there are more than 39 Internet Service Providers (ISP) available in Nepal till May 2020, and only a few of them are available in major cities and towns of Nepal.

 

To choose the best from dozens of Internet Service Providers, we need to look after every offer and package offered by them which makes it impossible to choose the best from them as there are many offers in different packages. 

So here are few points to remember before subscribing to any ISP:

  • Check the internet speeds offered by them.
  • At what prices they are offering the desired speed that you need.
  • What are the add-on services and are they free of cost or do we have to pay additional fees for add-on services such as VOIP or IPTV or any other services they offer?
  • Check for customer support as well as customer services and reviews about the ISP.
  • Some ISP’s add-on services like IPTV or any other addon service can make the overall service costly and it is wise to opt-out from such add-on and only take the internet service from such ISPs in such cases or change it and look for the desired one which can provide you that addon at cheaper overall cost. 

 

As we know, no ISP will give all the add-on services for free of cost, so we must look for the cheapest and best among them. Most people only look after the installation and the monthly cost for the internet connection for new users and almost forget to see the renewal cost of the WiFi and understand the fee structures and features that they provide such as customer service, after-service support, and add-on services. 

 

Most of the ISPs in Nepal only show cost excluding VAT so customers cannot decide which ISP is cheaper among them, so here we have tried our best to provide you cost of ISPs including VAT. 

 

So here are the Top 5 ISPs of Nepal which are best at Internet speed, availability and provide services at the best value:

 

1. Nepal Telecom

Nepal_Telecom-best-isp-in-nepalThe oldest telecommunication and internet service provider of Nepal is Nepal Telecom. A fully owned government monopoly, Nepal Telecommunication Corporation (NTC), was changed into a general public company from Baisakh 1, 2061 which was named Nepal Doorsanchar Company Limited (NDCL). “Nepal Telecom” is the brand name as well as the registered trademark of Nepal Doorsanchar Company Limited. Nepal Telecom provides the cheapest internet service in Nepal. So it stands out to be the best ISP in the cheapest price range for a medium level user. Those who don’t want to spend much money on the internet can choose the internet service provided by Nepal Telecom. Nepal Telecom is also the largest Internet Service Provider (ISP) in Nepal which includes ADSL service, WiMax, Cable/FTTH and Internet Lease Line services excluding mobile broadband which are subscribed by more than 11,68,000+ users till Poush 2076 according to NTA’s MIS report.

 

The best services offered by Nepal Telecom for the internet are:

 

  • NT ADSL

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Requirements:

  • NT ADSL service requires a PSTN (Landline Telephone) connection. 
  • You will need to subscribe to the NT ADSL from your nearby Nepal Telecom office.
  • You will have to buy an ADSL Wi-Fi router and splitter to use this service.

 

This service is available in almost all parts of Nepal. The NT ADSL service is offered in Volume-Based as well as Monthly Unlimited packages. Here is the NT ADSL tariff which is including Taxes:

 

NT ADSL VOLUME BASED TARIFF (Including Taxes):

Data VolumePriceSpeedValidity
15 GBRs 200Up to 5 Mbps30 Days
25 GBRs 300Up to 5 Mbps
40 GBRs 400Up to 5 Mbps

 

NT ADSL UNLIMITED TARIFF (Including Taxes):

PackageSpeed UptoPriceValidity
1 Month Unlimited5MbpsRs 8001 Month
6 Months Unlimited5MbpsRs 43006 Months
12 Months Unlimited5MbpsRs 80001 Year

 

  • Fiber To The Home – FTTH

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Fiber To The Home – FTTH is an optical fiber internet service provided by Nepal Telecom. This service doesn’t require a PSTN (Landline Telephone) connection. Both Broadband Internet Service and Voice service are available in a single fiber optic cable. For now, it is only available in some major cities of Nepal in limited localities but it will be available sooner in almost all places. 

 

Requirements:

  • Fiber Optic Cable
  • CPE installation for FTTH service
  • Availability of FTTH service in locality

The Fiber installation, CPE installation and configuration of FTTH service will be carried out by Nepal Telecom upon subscription to this service by users. So far Nepal telecom is one of the best Internet Service Providers of Nepal providing faster internet at the lowest price possible through Fiber Optic cable. The Fiber To The Home – FTTH service also offers a combo package of the internet as well as Internet Calls with IP based voice service. Nepal Telecom will also provide the multimedia services (Triple Play – Telephone, Internet and Television) through its FTTH service.

 

Here is the tariff of NT FTTH -Fiber To The Home service which is Including taxes and you won’t have to pay more than the prices shown below:

 

FTTH Individual User Package (Including taxes)

Validity8Mbps18Mbps35Mbps55Mbps
1 MonthRs 800
3 MonthsRs 2300Rs 4600Rs 5700Rs 6300
6 MonthsRs 4300Rs 8000Rs 9200Rs 10300
12 MonthsRs 8000Rs 13800Rs 16000Rs 18400

 

 

FTTH COMBO Pack (Including Taxes)

ValidityFree ResourceCombo Pack 1 (NRs)Combo Pack 2 (NRs)Combo Pack 3 (NRs)Combo Pack 4 (NRs)
 Voice, Data15 Mbps (Unlimited)25 Mbps (Unlimited)40 Mbps (Unlimited)60 Mbps (Unlimited)
1 Month250 min (NT-NT)Rs 1000Rs 1900Rs 2250Rs 2450
3 Months750 min (NT-NT)Rs 3000Rs 5450Rs 6450Rs 7050
6 Months1500 min (NT-NT)Rs 5500Rs 9700Rs 10700Rs 11800
1 Year3000 min (NT-NT)Rs 10500Rs 17200Rs 19000Rs 21400

 

 

2. Vianet

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Vianet is one of the fastest-growing ISPs of Nepal which has been serving since 1999 in Nepal. It has made it possible to reach almost every corner of towns and cities of Nepal and connect it with the world of the internet. In Nepal, the FTTH, which is a fiber cable internet service, was first introduced by Vianet. They provide internet as well as IPTV service. Currently, Vianet is providing three packages with internet speeds of 30 Mbps, 40 Mbps and 60 Mbps. 

 

Vianet also offers an Ultraboost feature of up to 100 Mbps internet speed. This speed can be used for downloading. They also offer facilities to purchase more Ultraboost data from Vianet for high speed internet. 1-month free ViaSecure service can be obtained for free by Vianet customers while doing Online Payments. Customers can choose the IPTV service of NetTV in which all channels are free on monthly subscriptions. Vianet is the fourth largest Internet Service Provider (ISP) of Nepal and also the cheapest Internet Service Providers from the private sector. Vianet serves around 95000+ customers in Nepal.

 

Here are the tariffs of Unlimited internet provided by Vianet with different internet speed. We have tried to present the price with VAT which is the actual amount that customers have to pay to use the Vianet:

 

GUNSAMPANNA-30 TV+NETTV

(All Channels)

Price excluding VATPrice with VATRenewal OfferRenewal Offer with VAT
30 Mbps1 Month1 TVRs 1,550Rs 1,751.5Rs 1,500Rs 1,695
30 Mbps3 Months1 TVRs 4,500Rs 5,085Rs 4,350Rs 4,915.5
30 Mbps12 Months1 TVRs 15,000Rs 16,950Rs 14,400Rs 16,272

 

GUNSAMPANNA-40 2TV+NETTV

(All Channels)

Price excluding VATPrice with VATRenewal OfferRenewal Offer with VAT
40 Mbps1 Month2 TVsRs 1,850Rs 2,090.5Rs 1,800Rs 2,034
40 Mbps3 Months2 TVsRs 5,400Rs 6,102Rs 5,250Rs 5,932.5
40 Mbps12 Months2 TVsRs 17,400Rs 19,662Rs 16,800Rs 18,984

 

GUNSAMPANNA-60 3TV+NETTV

(All Channels)

Price excluding VATPrice with VATRenewal OfferRenewal Offer with VAT
60 Mbps1 Month3 TVsRs 2,250Rs 2,542.5Rs 2,200Rs 2,486
60 Mbps3 Months3 TVsRs 6,600Rs 7,458Rs 6,450Rs 7,288.5
60 Mbps12 Months3 TVsRs 21,600Rs 24,408Rs 21,000Rs 23,730

Installation Charges

For Internet1 Month3 Months12 Months
Installation ChargeRs 3,000 + 13% VAT = Rs 3,390Rs 2,500 + 13% VAT = Rs 2,825Rs 1,500 + 13% VAT = Rs 1,695
Fiber WiFi Device DepositRs 500Rs 500Rs 500

 

For NET TV1 Month3 Months12 Months
STB Activation (Primary)Rs 3,000 + 13% VAT = Rs 3,390Rs 2,500 + 13% VAT = Rs 2,825Rs 1,500 + 13% VAT = Rs 1,695
STB DepositRs 500Rs 500Rs 500

 

1 Month3 Months12 Months
Additional STB ActivationRs 2,000 + 13% VAT = Rs 2,260Rs 2,000 + 13% VAT = Rs 2,260Rs 2,000 + 13% VAT = Rs 2,260
STB DepositRs 500Rs 500Rs 500

 

3. Worldlink

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Worldlink is one of the largest Internet Service Providers (ISP) of Nepal which is available in 63 out of 77 districts of Nepal. It is available in almost every corner of the towns and cities. Worldlink alone covers the 48% of Fiber Internet Market of Nepal. According to NTA’s MIS report, it has been providing service to more than 3,63,000+ customers in Nepal as the largest ISP from the private sector. After Nepal Telecom, Worldlink is the second-largest Internet Service Provider (ISP) in Nepal. Worldlink also offers IPTV service along with internet service. 

 

On the basis of internet speed Worldlink has 3 Unlimited Internet Packages which are of 30 Mbps, 40 Mbps and 60 Mbps. The offers and features that are available in all Worldlink packages are NetTv, SafeNet, GO Discount App, Time Back and WiFi Mobility services.

 

Extra charges will be applied for NetTV but 1 NetTV package is free. Worldlink also has a Refer offer in which a new user will get free NetTV with a set-top box and the referral will get a month of free internet.

 

Here we have tried to display the rates with VAT, so customers can see the actual amount that they have to pay for the purchase of these packages.

 

30 Mbps (1 TV)NetTV 

[All TV Channels + YouTube]

Combo Price

(For New User)

Combo Price

(For Renewing)

1 MonthYesRs. 1,550 + 13% VAT = Rs 1752/-Rs. 1,550 + 13% VAT = Rs 1752/-
3 MonthsYesRs. 4,500 + 13% VAT = Rs 5,085/-Rs. 4,500 + 13% VAT = Rs 5,085/-
12 MonthsYesRs. 15,000 + 13% VAT = Rs 16,950/-Rs. 15,000 + 13% VAT = Rs 16,950/-

 

 

40 Mbps (2 TVs)NetTV 

[All TV Channels + YouTube]

Combo Price

(For New User)

Combo Price

(For Renewing)

1 MonthYesRs. 1,850 + 13% VAT = Rs 2,091/-Rs. 1,850 + 13% VAT = Rs 2,091/-
3 MonthsYesRs. 5,450 + 13% VAT = Rs 6,158.5/-Rs. 5,450 + 13% VAT = Rs 6,158.5/-
12 MonthsYesRs. 17,500 + 13% VAT = Rs

19,775/-

Rs. 17,500 + 13% VAT = Rs

19,775/-

 

60 Mbps (3 TVs)NetTV 

[All TV Channels + YouTube]

Combo Price

(For New User)

Combo Price

(For Renewing)

1 MonthYesRs. 2,200 + 13% VAT = Rs 2,486/-Rs. 2,200 + 13% VAT = Rs 2,486/-
3 MonthsYesRs. 6,450 + 13% VAT = Rs 7,288.5/-Rs. 6,450 + 13% VAT = Rs 7,288.5/-
12 MonthsYesRs. 22,000 + 13% VAT = Rs 24,860Rs. 22,000 + 13% VAT = Rs 24,860

 

 

One Time NetTV Set-up Charges:

NetTV1 Month3 Months12 Months
Primary STB (Activation Charge)Rs. 3,000 + VAT = Rs 3,390Rs. 2,500 + VAT = Rs 2,825Rs. 1,500 + VAT = Rs 1,695
Refundable DepositRs. 500/-Rs. 500/-Rs. 500/-
Secondary STB (Activation Charge)Rs. 2,000 + VAT = Rs 2,260Rs. 2,000 + VAT = Rs 2,260Rs. 2,000 + VAT = Rs 2,260
Refundable DepositRs. 500/-Rs. 500/-Rs. 500/-

 

One Time Internet Set Up Charges

Internet Set-Up1 Month3 Months12 Months
Drop WireRs. 500 + 13% VAT = Rs 565Rs. 500 + 13% VAT = Rs 565Rs. 500 + 13% VAT = Rs 565
Fiber Router RentalRs. 2,500 + 13% VAT = Rs 2825Rs. 2,000 + 13% VAT = Rs 2,260Rs. 1000 + 13% VAT = Rs 1,130 
Refundable DepositRs. 500/-Rs. 500/- Rs. 500/-

 

 

4. Subisu

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Subisu is one of the popular internet service providers serving cable internet in Nepal and also one of the Best ISPs in Nepal. It has been serving since 2001 in Nepal. Subisu has cable and fiber internet as well as Digital TV services. Subisu has an ISO 9001:2015 (Quality Management System) and ISO 27001:2013 (Information Security Management System) certifications, which is also the first and only one Cable Internet Service Provider (ISP) and the only Cable operator in Nepal to receive such certificates. It is available in 66 districts of Nepal  and is the 3rd largest ISP of Nepal with more than 1,01,000+ customers. 

 

Here we have provided the cost of FTTH internet including the ClearTV (Premium Package) cost as well as FTTH internet-only cost. If you choose to opt-out of ClearTV, then internet speed is slightly lesser than premium package speed but price will be lesser. If you need TV along with the internet then the premium package is best for now. Subisu also provides cable internet service which is less popular nowadays. The internet packages tariffs rate of Subisu FTTH with ClearTV and without ClearTV are shown below with VAT:

 

OneTime Cost:

 

1 Month3 Months12 Months
ONU Activation ChargeRs. 2,655 + 13% VAT = Rs 3,000.15Rs. 2,212 + 13% VAT = Rs 2,499.56Rs. 1,327 + 13% VAT = Rs 1499.51
Wire ChargeRs. 442 + 13% VAT = Rs 499.46Rs. 442 + 13% VAT = Rs 499.46Rs. 442 + 13% VAT = Rs 499.46
Set-Top Box Activation ChargeRs. 3,097 + 13% VAT = Rs 3,499.61Rs. 2,655 + 13% VAT = Rs 3000.15Rs. 1,770 + 13% VAT = Rs 2000.1
Installation ChargeFreeFreeFree

 

FTTH Internet Only:

 

Duration / Internet Speed1 Month3 Months12 Months
20 Mbps Rs. 1,400 + 13% VAT = Rs 1,582Rs. 4,050 + 13% VAT = Rs 4,576.5Rs. 13,200 + 13% VAT = Rs 14,916
35 Mbps Rs. 1,450 + 13% VAT = Rs 1,638.5Rs. 4,200 + 13% VAT = Rs 4,746Rs. 13,800 + 13% VAT = Rs 15,594
45 MbpsRs. 1,550 + 13% VAT = Rs 1,751.5Rs. 4,500 + 13% VAT = Rs 5,085Rs. 15,000 + 13% VAT = Rs 16,950

 

FTTH Internet with ClearTV (Premium Package):

 

Duration / Internet Speed1 Month3 Months12 Months
30 MbpsRs 1,550 + 13% VAT = Rs 1,751.5Rs. 4,400 + 13% VAT = Rs. 4,972Rs. 14,500 + 13% VAT = Rs 16,385
40 MbpsRs 1,850 + 13% VAT = Rs 1,905.5Rs 5,350 + 13% VAT = Rs 6,045.5Rs 17,000 + 13% VAT = Rs 19,210
60 MbpsRs. 2,200 + 13% VAT = Rs 1,582Rs. 6,350 + 13% VAT = Rs 7,175.5Rs. 21,500 + 13% VAT = Rs 24,295

 

 

Also Check: Top 10 Best Smartphones Under Rs 25000 in Nepal

 

 

5. Websurfer

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Websurfer is one of the renowned Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in Nepal which has been serving in Nepal since 1999. The Websurfer has received an ISO 9001:2008 certificate for the Quality Management System for their customers and has been providing digital and internet services since its establishment. It is available in more than 60 districts of Nepal. It is one of the best internet service providers for those who need high speed internet such as gamers and vloggers. As it provides the internet in Nepal at a cheaper price with the quality service. Websurfer has different packages to choose the desired speed. It offers Free TV through its DigitalTV offer.

 

Here are the tariffs of different fiber net packages available at Websurfer:

 

Internet with 1 Free TV:

30mbps Fiber Internet with 1 Free TV SuperHD+

MonthPriceInstallation

Charge

Home

Support

1 Month1492 + 13% VAT = Rs 1685.96FreeYes
3 Months3678 + 13% VAT = Rs 4,156.14FreeYes
6 Months7124 + 13% VAT = Rs 8,050.12FreeYes
12 Months13998 + 13% VAT = Rs 15,817.74FreeYes

 

40mbps Fiber Internet with Free TV SuperHD+

MonthPriceInstallation

Charge

Home

Support

1 Month1675 + 13% VAT = Rs 1,892.75FreeYes
3 Months4808 + 13% VAT = Rs 5433.04FreeYes
6 Months8528 + 13% VAT = Rs 9,636.64FreeYes
12 Months15245 + 13% VAT = Rs 17,226.85FreeYes

 

60mbps Fiber Internet with Free TV SuperHD+

MonthPriceInstallation

Charge

Home

Support

1 Month1833 + 13% VAT = Rs 2071.29FreeYes
3 Months6013 + 13% VAT = Rs 6,794.69FreeYes
6 Months10614 + 13% VAT = Rs 11,993.82FreeYes
12 Months19815 + 13% VAT = Rs 22,390.95FreeYes

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80mbps Fiber GamingNet with Free TV SuperHD+

MonthPriceInstallation

Charge

Home

Support

1 Month1,890 + 13% VAT = Rs 2,135.7FreeYes
3 Months5,550 + 13% VAT = Rs 6,271.5FreeYes
6 Months10,980 + 13% VAT = Rs 12,407.4FreeYes
12 Months21,600 + 13% VAT = Rs 24,408FreeYes

 

 

WebSurfer Fiber Internet – Unlimited Offer Without Digital TV:

20mbps Fiber Fiber Internet – Unlimited

MonthPriceInstallation

Charge

Home

Support

1 Month1,346 + 13% VAT = Rs 1520.98FreeYes
3 Months3,905 + 13% VAT = Rs 4,412.65FreeYes
6 Months6,731 + 13% VAT = Rs 7,606.03FreeYes
12 Months12,713 + 13% VAT = Rs 14,365.69FreeYes

 

35mbps Fiber Internet – Unlimited

MonthPriceInstallation

Charge

Home

Support

1 Month1,396 + 13% VAT = Rs 1,577.48FreeYes
3 Months4,113 + 13% VAT = Rs 4,647.69FreeYes
6 Months7,063 + 13% VAT = Rs 7,981.19FreeYes
12 Months13,295 + 13% VAT = Rs 15,023.35FreeYes

 

45mbps Fiber Internet – Unlimited

MonthPriceInstallation

Charge

Home

Support

1 Month1,504 + 13% VAT = Rs 1,699.52FreeYes
3 Months4,404 + 13% VAT = Rs 4,976.52FreeYes
6 Months8,143 + 13% VAT = Rs 9,201.59FreeYes
12 Months14,500 + 13% VAT = Rs 16,385FreeYes

 

One Time Charge For DTV and Fiber Internet

One Time Setup Cost1 Month3 Months6 Months12 Months
Fiber Cable500 + 13% VAT = Rs 565500 + 13% VAT = Rs 565500 + 13% VAT = Rs 565500 + 13% VAT = Rs 565
Router Rental2500 + 13% VAT = Rs 2,8252000 + 13% VAT = Rs 2,2601000 + 13% VAT = Rs 1,1301000 + 13% VAT = Rs 1,130
Router SD Refundable500500500500
STB Activation3000 + 13% VAT = Rs 3,390 2500 + 13% VAT = Rs 2,8252000 + 13% VAT = Rs 2,2601500 + 13% VAT = Rs 1,695
STB Deposit Refundable500500500500

 

Conclusion:

This is the list of five best Internet Service Providers (ISP) of Nepal currently providing the best value for money, service and features. Although there are dozens of new Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in Nepal, but not all ISPs are available in every place, so don’t forget to check for the local ISPs. This list doesn’t have included local ISPs which might have better features from these listed above. But in nationwide comparison, these five ISPs are the best ISPs in Nepal in terms of price, availability, service, and customer support, features, etc. Don’t forget to check Fair Usage Policy (FUP) of these ISPs as we know, unlimited internet is not always unlimited after a certain threshold of bandwidth is crossed.

The post was updated on May 22, 2020.