China Telecom's international communications arm, China Telecom Global, and Nepal '˜s major telco, Nepal Telecom, have reached an agreement to deliver IP services in Nepal via a new terrestrial cable that connects China and Nepal via Jilong (Rasuwa) Gateway.
China Telecom said the new China-Nepal route was unprecedented in that is it is a new direct alternative route for traffic demand generated from Nepal to the rest of the world, and 'provides the highest quality service and low latency solution for end users in Nepal.'
China Telecom Global vice president, Ou Yan, said, ""China Telecom has put tremendous effort into building the route through the Himalayas. We are committed to delivering a state of the art route for Nepal Telecom.""
Nepal Telecom managing director, Kamini Rajbhandari, said his company was looking forward to establishing Nepal as a transit hub on this new route.