Nepal Telecom (NT), has started providing internet service for free in public vehicles of short as well as long routes throughout the country. NT in collaboration with Cybernetics Pvt Ltd has launched the service starting from Monday.
The deputy spokesperson of NT, Shovan Adhikari, said that the new service is aimed at providing easy and quality internet service to passengers travelling all over the country.
Adhikari further said, “Buses traveling to different parts of the country can take permission from NT to operate the service. We provide an R-UIM card with 10GB to each bus free of cost. Once the data is consumed, Bus owners will have to pay certain amount of money to NT every month.”
To operate the service to the vehicles NT will first provide permission following which Cybernetics will install a router to the vehicle.
Currently, seven vehicles in different routes have subscribed to NT bus internet service through Cybernetics.
With this service passengers in public buses, micro buses, and others, will be able to use internet under WCDMA and CDMA networks. Using GPS service NT can track the location of the vehicles from its office.
According to a press statement issued by NT, passenger’s device will be automatically directed to the vehicles Wi-Fi network once they open the internet browser from their devices. They will also be able to use offline service as the router can save music videos, movies, applications in its storage. The data saved in the router can be downloaded in offline mode.
NT is expecting huge number of vehicles to start and use the service in the coming days.