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Smart Telecom Gets Contract to Lay Optic Fiber in Province 6 and 7

Smart Telecom has got a contract to lay optic fiber cables along the Mid Hill Highway in Province 6 and 7, reports The Himalayan Times.

Nepal Telecommunications Authority (NTA) had two applicants for this contract; WorldLink and Smart Telecom. WorldLink had made a bid for Rs. 3.34 billion and Smart Telecom for Rs. 3 billion.

Min Prasad Aryal, the spokesperson for NTA, informed of an agreement that was signed between Smart Telecom and NTA to complete this project.

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According to the agreement, Smart Telecom will lay optical fiber of 96-core along the Mid-Hill Highway in the two provinces. Out of which 48 core optical fiber will be laid in the routes connecting Mid-Hill Highway with district headquarters in both provinces. And the remaining 24, will be laid along routes connecting district headquarters and rural municipalities of the districts in Provinces 6 and 7.

The agreement also says that NTA can terminate the contract in case Smart Telecom fails to implement the project as scheduled.

Previously, NTA had awarded a contract to United Telecom to lay optical fiber in Provinces 4 and 5 in April of this year. NTA had also awarded Nepal Telecom a contract for optical fiber in Provinces 1, 2 and 3 in September last year.

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