Kathmandu: The market share of private sector mobile service provider Ncell Axiata Limited has declined in the first month of current fiscal year 2078/79.
In the telecommunications services sector, the market share of Ncell, which was 41.57 percent in the last FY 2077/78, has declined by 0.78 percent during the first month( Mid July to Mid August 2021) of current FY. The market share of another private sector service provider, Smart Telecom, which has an average market share of around 6 percent, has also declined.
According to data published by the Nepal Telecommunications Authority, the market share of state-owned Nepal Telecom has improved as Ncell’s market share has shrunk. Telecom’s total market share has increased by 0.92 percent within a month. Ncell has 164.31 million total number of subscribers till Sawan month. It could add only 1 lakh nine thousand new subscribers. Nepal Telecom(NT), on the other hand, has succeeded to add 940,000 new customers in a one month. In the FY year 2077/78, the total number of subscriber of the NT was 2.06 million. The total number of customers of NT has exceeded 21.5 million as of FY 2078/79(mid July 2021).
Nepal Telecom is providing wired telephone service, wireless telephone service, mobile service, fiber wired internet service and other services. While Ncell has only the license for mobile and wireless internet service provider.