State-owned incumbent fixed and mobile operator Nepal Doorsanchar Company Limited (Nepal Telecom, or NT) has signed a NPR6.75 billion (USD79.6 million) contract with Huawei Technologies of China for the supply of 4.8 million GSM lines. In what NT spokesperson Surendra Prasad Thike is calling ‘the largest project ever taken by the company,’ Huawei aims to help the telco improve its Quality of Service assurance for GSM users in the Kingdom. Under the agreement, the Chinese vender will install the new lines within the signing date of the contract. Further, Huawei will also be responsible for maintenance work on the new equipment for five years, it said.
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