China Becomes Nepal’s 2nd Internet Service Provider

China became Nepal’s second internet service provider, breaking India’s monopoly in providing internet access to Nepal. The Hong Kong and Beijing based China Telecom Global (CTG) has teamed up with Nepal Telecom to provide alternate cyber-connectivity to Nepal. CTG was formed in 2012.

So far, Nepal had been linked to the global internet network through Indian telecom operators, using optical fiber connections.
Static/Current Takeaways Important for IBPS Clerk Mains 2017 Exam-
  • Nepal Capital- Kathmandu, Prime Minister- Sher Bahadur Deuba.
  • China Capital- Beijing, President- Xi Jinping.
  • China’s Hong Kong Data Center is one of Asia’s largest global data centers.

Source- The Hindu