Nepal Telecommunications Authority: It is the telecommunications regulatory body of Nepal. It is an autonomous body established on Feb 1998 in accordance with Telecommunications Act, 1997 and Telecommunications Regulation, 1998. It's objective is to create a favorable and competitive environment for the development, expansion and operation of telecommunications services with the private sector participation in Nepal. It's aims are:
To make the telecommunications service reliable and easily available to the public.
To make necessary arrangement to avail basic telecommunications service and facilities in all rural and urban areas throughout the kingdom of Nepal.
To protect the rights and interests of consumers by ensuring the provision of quality service.
To make arrangement for the coordination and healthy competition among the persons providing Telecommunications Service and facilities.
To meet the objectives, NTA has been actively performing the following functions:
Granting Licenses to operate the telecommunications service in private sector. Involving national and foreign private sector investors in the operation of the Telecommunications Service.
Prescribing, fixing and approving the standard and quality standard of the plant and equipment relating to the telecommunications and the telecommunications service.
Approving and regularizing the fees to be collected by the licensee for providing the telecommunications Service.
Regularly inspecting and monitoring the activities carried out by service providers to ensure that the quality of service and quality standard in telecom equipments have been maintained.
Settling dispute between two service providers or a service provider and its customers.
Providing suggestions to His Majesty's Government on the policy, plan and program to be adopted by His Majesty's Government for the development of the telecommunications service.