Nepal lifts restrictions on cellphone services
The Govt had shut down all telephone and Internet connections on Jan 19, but later resumed landline phone and Internet services.india Updated: Feb 16, 2006 12:01 IST
Nepal's royal government on Thursday lifted remaining restrictions on mobile phones, weeks after shutting down services to try to prevent dissidents from organising anti-government protests, a telecommunication official said.
The government had shut down all telephone and Internet connections on January 19, but later resumed landline phone and Internet services.
A week later it also allowed mobile phone operations, but restricted it to those customers who had postpaid connections that usually come after a detailed scrutiny of the user.
The decision of Nepal Telecom Ltd., the state-owned monopoly in cellular phone services, to resume prepaid mobile phone services on Thursday came after a court sought explanation from the government for restricting the use of mobile phones.