Performance of Cellular Mobile Service in Nepal

The subscriber base of incumbent NDCL has reached 17,51,715 including
GSM, CDMA and WCDMA mobiles whereas that of Spice Nepal is 12,44,582 GSM
mobiles, hence a total of 29,96,297 mobile subscribers. This quarter has also
registered a significant growth in mobile subscriber base as NDCL distributed
2,58,446 new lines whereas SNPL distributed 2,37,727 lines in the same period,
almost equal in number. Even though the postpaid subscribers of SNPL added 1144
postpaid subscribers, the number of postpaid subscribers for NDCL has gone down
to 1,06,546, less by 3189 from previous quarter. SNPL now holds 41.54% of the
market share, slightly more than the previous quarter whereas that of NDCL has
decreased to 58.46%. The mobile customer base has still continued to grow and it is
about to cross 3 million mark. Apart from Kathmandu Valley, NDCL is providing
mobile service in 43 districts (old data) and Spice Nepal Pvt. Ltd. too has extended
its service in 39 districts, five more than the previous quarter. The mobile penetration
has been increasing steadily and it has reached 11.11 in this quarter. Subscriber base
of NDCL and SNPL is shown as below

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