Dhangadhi: Nepal Telecom has taken a significant stride by extending mobile services to Tinker, the remote northwestern settlement of Nepal. The telecom giant has officially announced the launch of mobile services in this area, effective as of Tuesday.
Utilizing cutting-edge V-SAT technology, Nepal Telecom has introduced 2G mobile services to North Western Naka Tinker, situated in Ward No. 1 of Byas Rural Municipality within the Darchula District. This region is in close proximity to the China border. To facilitate this expansion, Nepal Telecom transported the necessary infrastructure materials from Attaria in Kailali and Changru in Darchula.
Prior to this development, the area had only two V-SAT technology-based telephone lines in operation. With this launch, approximately 500 residents in the Tinker area can now communicate via their mobile phones. Moreover, the mobile service will also benefit the armed police force, the local police station, and tourists visiting the region, according to Nepal Telecom.
Perched at an elevation of approximately 3,700 meters, Tinker is situated at a tri-national border with India, located approximately 12 kilometers from Changru and roughly 80 kilometers from the district headquarters, Khalanga. From Tinker, a further 8-kilometer trek leads to Pillar No. 1, marking the border with China.
Highlighting their commitment to extending telecommunications services even to remote areas with relatively lower returns and higher investments, Nepal Telecom proudly announced the launch of this essential service in Tinker.