Nepal has integrated itself fully with the changing world. It has enough flexibility in itself to come in terms with modern technology and changes. The same stands true for communication in Nepal medium as well. Nepal has a good network of Telephones and the Internet. Apart from that, State-run, as well as Private-operated channels and radio stations, are in ample numbers in Nepal.
Nepal had Internet service as early as 1997, since then, Nepal has convincingly modernized its Internet service. Nearly all high-end hotels provide Internet facilities in the hotels themselves. Apart from that, you will find government as well as privately operated Internet cafes in every town of Nepal. The major service provider is the government itself but there are private parties too. In most Trekking areas like Everest, Annapurna, Langtang there is internet but the Himalayan WiFi is slow.
Telephone in Nepal
Nepal is an undeveloped country where most of the facilities are yet to be developed. Landline services are mostly present in Kathmandu and other major cities of Nepal, whereas in the case of mobile network service the rural parts of Mountainous and the lower Tarai region network haven’t been reached yet. But there are many other hotels and lodges which provide private communication centers and also telephone and fax facilities around the globe. Nepal’s major trekking areas: Annapurna, Langtang, Everest, and Manasalu the telephone works.
Television and Radio
State-run and private satellite channels are available in Nepal. Though highly censored, these channels are the only ways of entertainment for inhabitants. Some good hotels have their own downlink facilities and thus these can provide European and American channels to their consumers. It is true for the radio too. Lots of FM channels, that mostly play Hindi and Nepalese songs, are available in Nepal. Some of the European and American channels can be heard on the Short wave but the broadcast quality is below the mark. High-end hotels have a World space satellite service that has crystal clear audio and plays more than 50 different channels. Many of these channels are from Western Europe and America.
Nepal has many dailies and weeklies. Most of these newspapers are in Nepalese. Very few newspapers are published in English. The contents and editorials of these newspapers are not very convincing and that too comes through heavy state censorships. High-end hotels will provide international papers such as New York Times and The Guardian on demand but it will be a postal edition that carries 3-days back news.
Postal, Freight and Cargo Services
This is the 21st century there are most of the rural places in the world were still no internet or phone services. Central Post Office is located at Sundhara, Kathmandu.
Which is open from 10 A.M. to 5 P.M.? On national holidays and Saturdays they provide the following services:
- Express Mail Service [EMS]
- Parcel Service
- Post Box Service & Its Online Post Box Service
- Postal Banking Service
- Letter Delivery
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