Nepal Telecom invites Huawei to sign GSM contract

Telecom giant Nepal Telecom (NT) has officially invited Chinese Huawei Technologies to ink a 5.2 million mobile line agreement, officials said Monday.

To this effect, NT on December 22 issued a letter of acceptance to Huawei to sign the contract within 15 days to initiate the project soon.

NT aims to distribute 10 million mobile lines under Packages A and B. Huawei has already bagged Package B worth $85 million in June. Package B will distribute 4.8 million mobile lines in Kathmandu and western region.

Under Package A, Huawei has to distribute 5.2 million mobile lines in eastern, central, mid-western and far-western regions.

“NT and Huawei will sign the Package A contract soon,” said NT spokesperson Guna Kesari Pradhan.

NT has already distributed 6.1 million mobile lines and wants to add 10 million more mobile lines by 2015.

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