In the past 10 years, rapid growth in both the internet users and internet service providers are seen in Nepal. This internet growth has lead to digital changes in the various sectors of the country like governmental organizations, banks and finances, educational institutions, and different national and international non-governmental organizations working in the country.
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Internet services refers to Internet access through technologies including dial-up, DSL, ADSL, satellite (VSAT), wireless, leased lines, ISDN and mobile Internet access technologies such as GPRS, EDGE and 3G/HSDPA.
Internet Service Providers (ISPs) are also referred to as Internet access providers (IAPs). These are companies or businesses that provides access to the Internet and any other related services for a fee.
The various types of Internet Service Providers include:
- Companies specialising in being the intermediary between the Internet and the end user, that is, pure Internet service providers
- Fixed telecommunications service providers who use their infrastructure for data transmission and thus Internet access
- Mobile telecommunication service providers providing mobile Internet access technologies that allow users to access the Internet
- Power utility companies that have extra capacity in their cabling and utilise this to transmit data
To provide the internet services, the ISP provides the user with their individual IP Address which may be static or dynamic, to represent the device while accessing the internet.
In Nepal, the ISP’s have now evolved themselves as not only an internet service providers but as an IT company providing various services like data connectivity, network integration, consulting and security, web hosting and development, software development and system integration.