The study says - Ncell's service in voice and Nepal Telecom's service in data are better

The study says - Ncell's service in voice and Nepal Telecom's service in data are better

In a study conducted by Nepal Telecommunication Authority, the regulatory body of the telecommunication sector, the service of Ncell in terms of voice and data of Nepal Telecom is good. The study conducted by the authority in some places in Kathmandu Valley has come to this conclusion.

From the 12th of June to the 22nd of last June, the quality of the network of Nepal Telecom, Ncell Aziata, and Smart cell was tested by the authority in Tangal, Handigaon, and Sano Gaucharan, Buddh, Chabahil, Gaurighat and other areas of the valley.

In the driving test (in which the quality of all the service providers available at one location is measured simultaneously), all the companies failed to provide quality service as a whole, but comparatively, Ncell's service in voice is seen as good.

The call was tested in such a way that the most suitable network is automatically selected from the networks (4G, 3G, and 2G) provided by each service provider at a particular location.

In that test, only Ncell has been successful in the call establishment rate. According to the set standards, the phone call installation rate should be 99 percent or more, Telecom has 95.71 percent, Smart has 94.52 percent, and Ncell has 100 percent.

Similarly, all service providers have failed to meet the minimum standard of call duration.

According to the standard, the time taken to make a call should be 5 seconds or less. But Nepal Telecom has 7.27 seconds. 9.3 seconds of Smart and 5.13 seconds of Ncell are seen.

Likewise, all the service providers have succeeded in meeting the standards for the rate of phone calls or disconnections. According to the authority, the rate of phone call disconnection should be two percent or less.

In the test conducted in the valley, the rate of disconnection of phone calls by themselves is zero percent of all service providers.

Similarly, even in call block rate (grade of service), Nepal Telecom and Smart cell have failed while Ncell has met the authority's standards.

According to the authority, the call block rate should be two percent or less. During the study, Ncell's call block rate remained at zero percent, Telecom's 4.29 percent, and Smart's 5.48 percent.

Similarly, in the case of data, the ping 32 bytes round trip time has also been successful for all three service providers.

Under this, Telecom has 90.8 ms, Smart has 172.93 ms and Ncell has 192.89 ms. While the authority's standards have specified 250 ms.

In terms of data, Nepal Telecom has proven to be better than other service providers.

How is the cheap internet in Nepal?

'Wi-Fi Nepal', which started two months ago as a new internet service provider, is now advancing in service expansion. When the competition of internet speed war is going on, this company has brought the cheapest package.

Under this, internet packages of 30 and 50 Mbps speed have been provided. Customers who take the annual package will get 30 Mbps internet speed for Rs 4,000 and 50 Mbps speed for Rs 5,000. The monthly fee for 30 Mbps is Rs 333 and for 50 Mbps is Rs 417.

Similarly, a three-month package of 30 Mbps will be available for Rs 1,100 and a six-month package for Rs 2,100, while a three-month package of 50 Mbps will cost Rs 1,500 and a six-month package will cost Rs 3,000.

In case of paying only one month's fee, the monthly fee of a 30 Mbps speed internet package will be Rs 400 excluding VAT and the price of a 50 Mbps speed internet package will be available at Rs 550 per month excluding VAT.

Internet service providers can no longer give away IPTV and routers for free

Internet service providers will no longer be able to provide free TV and routers in internet packages. The regulatory body Nepal Telecommunication Authority has instructed to stop such work immediately, saying that providing free router and TV in the internet package is against the spirit of the license conditions of the service provider.

Currently, the service provider is providing free routers and TV in one package to the customers who connect to the internet. The regulator thinks that the service provider has committed an illegal act by not separating the cost of the router and TV while mentioning it as free.

"In the current situation, it is illegal to bundle the price of internet service and TV service including optical network unit (ONU) and router in such a way as to provide some services for free," the authority said in the instructions given to service providers on Wednesday. "It should be stopped immediately because it is contrary to the meaning of the permit conditions."

In addition to this, the authority has also been instructed to issue separate invoices when it is found that Internet and TV services are jointly operated and sold and if a service provider is operating both services jointly when charging fees from the customer.

This means that now the service provider has to specify the TV fee and internet fee in the bill to the customer.

When the service provider issues an invoice during the operation and sale of internet services, according to the conditions of the license, the monthly price of the tariff rate approved by the authority of the relevant package and service, including the monthly price of the service fee, maintenance fee, connection fee, router fee, etc. Issuing separate invoices for fees,' said the authority's letter.

The purpose of this is to control the increasing 'price war' among service providers in the market, according to the authority.

Under this, the service provider has to inform about the price of which service. Now the customer will also know the price of which service.

What you need to know to protect your privacy on the Internet

Due to mobile technologies like 3G and 4G and fixed line broadband, Internet access has become nationwide. In this way, most people have entered the world of the internet.

With the expansion of Internet access, the use of online services based on it is also increasing. As easy as it is to access various services due to internet access, it is equally challenging to stay safe on it.

Safer Internet Day is being celebrated worldwide today to make the Internet safer for children and youth. On this occasion, we are telling you about some general issues that must be taken care of while using the Internet.

1. Use private or incognito mode when using the website

Use incognito or private mode as much as possible when using way browsing apps like Chrome, Firefox, and Edge. As a result, your login passwords are not saved in the browser and automatically log out when you exit.

Otherwise, in normal mode, all important information including your login credentials and web history are stored in it. Which can be dangerous in terms of your privacy.

2. Use separate passwords for different websites and apps

Even if you are taking precautions while using the internet, logins and passwords are reaching unwanted people and hackers due to various reasons.

In this case, if you use the same password for all IDs, then a person who knows the password of one ID or account (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or ID of mobile banking and digital wallet) can gain access to your other accounts as well. Therefore, it is advisable to use a separate password for each website and app.

3. Turn off location access on social networks

Most mobile apps are now looking for location access. In this case, if you have given location access unnecessarily, there is a risk that you can be tracked or monitored by using it.

So don't give mobile apps access to your location access. Don't forget to give access for a certain period and close it.

4. Use a VPN to increase online security

It is wise to use a VPN, or Virtual Private Network, to keep your online presence and use of any service secure. Some web browsers like Opera Mini, and Brave have been providing VPN services for free.

If you want to use a more reliable and high-speed VPN service, you can also take out an instant subscription. When using the internet through VPN, the internet service provider or mobile service provider you are using the internet with cannot track or monitor your internet activity.

5. Do not click on the 'Adds' button that appears on the website

While browsing various websites and apps on the internet, you may see many advertisements there. Clicking on such ads may lead you to unnecessary and unrelated sites.

Not only this but sometimes there is a possibility that your personal information will be stolen through it. So, while using websites on the Internet, be careful about pop-up ads.

6. Do not accept all requests on social media

If you receive a request from a stranger on social media such as Facebook, Instagram, etc., do not accept it blindly. In this way, anyone and any person can be sending you a request.

Not only this, but even by creating someone's fake ID, you may receive a friend request. Block such users in the section where requests are received from unknown and unnecessary people. If you randomly accept a friend request, the person you don't want may be keeping information about you.

7. Ignore the popup that appears on the screen:

When you are using websites or apps, pop-ups are asking for serious permission on your mobile and computer from time to time. In this case, do not give permission by turning a blind eye.

Instead, block or skip it. Otherwise, through such pop-ups, an unwanted person can gain access to your personal and privacy-sensitive information.

8. Don't forget to save your debit-credit card information in the browser

Do not make the mistake of saving your debit and credit card information while using the website and web browser. Also, don't save financial information like mobile and internet banking, or digital wallet on the website.

Because there is a risk that a hacker can gain access to your device and steal such information and based on that information, your bank account and wallet can be deleted.

Also, don't enter any message or code requested by any other person on your mobile. This can allow fraudsters to gain access to your social media as well as your bank account.