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Vianet | Best ISP in Nepal with rates as cheap as Rs 800 per month.

18th March 2021
"Vianet subscribers can now enjoy a combined plan of 20 Mbps internet and Via TV’s 175 plus channels at only Rs 800 per month. "

The number of internet users increased by 567,000 (5.5%) in Nepal between 2020 and 2021. With this high demand for the best internet service, in February Vianet has introduced a special offer that provides top-notch service at a cheaper rate.

According to the recent offer Vianet subscribers can now enjoy a combined plan of 20 Mbps internet and Via TV’s 175 plus channels at only Rs 800 per month. 

Ten years ago, the internet was still a very expensive commodity in Nepal. Now we have witnessed so many people survive the lockdown of 2020, mostly because of the internet.

Going online a few hours in a day or even a week was enough, now our day starts with social media and ends with falling asleep on YouTube videos.

Internet service providers (ISPs) like Vianet have played a huge role in keeping up the online lifestyle of the general population.

With around 200,000 subscribers, Vianet is definitely one of the top names in ISPs in Nepal. 

Brief History:

Through 21 years of operation, Vianet has witnessed a huge leap in the world of internet technology.

They have worked along through the changes in the industry and have managed to secure their position as one of the best players in the ISP business during this golden period of the online community.

Started in 1999, they always remained at the forefront providing reliable and affordable services from the days of dial-up to the glorious era of broadband internet.  

They became a pioneer in 2011 when they introduced Fiber Optics Internet (FTTH) to Nepal. At the beginning of 2016, Vianet launched the Fiber Home Rush package for home users.

This package featured a speed boost option from 2 Mbps (default speed) to 10 Mbps up to 80 GB per month with a fallback of 512 Kbps. 

In June of the same year, they upgraded the home packages and also introduced SoHo (Small Office/Home Office) package.

SoHo network allowed entrepreneurs and small business owners in Nepal to access smaller networks necessary for daily works.

This type of network is configured for privately owned businesses or individuals who are self-employed. They partnered with NET TV to provide IPTV services with more than 190 channels to customers in the same year.

Starting a partnership with Nokia, in 2018 Vianet announced their plan to build Ultra-Broadband Internet Capable Fiber Network Nationwide.

They aimed to gain 200,000 users by 2019 with the Ultra-Broadband Internet.

With this kind of technology, the users could seamlessly transition towards highly demanding Internet applications such as Ultra High Definition (4k) videos, IPTV, online video streaming sites, and virtual reality. 

Vianet Services: 

Overall services provided by Vianet can be divided into 5 categories: 

i)   Home Plan

This plan is for the personal/family consumers that use the internet mainly for entertainment and social media. In this plan the vianet subscribers can get the packages upto 60 Mbps. There are 4 packages you can get under the Home Plan or “All Gun Sampanna Internet” by Vianet:

> Bhayankar 20 TV+ (20 Mbps at Rs 800 per month)

> Gun Sampanna 30 TV+ (30 Mbps at Rs 1250 per month)

> Gun Sampanna 40 2TV+ (40 Mbps at Rs 1450 per month)

> Gun Sampanna 60 3TV+ (60 Mbps at Rs 1800 per month) 

Please refer here for more info: Home Plan by Vianet
 

ii)  SoHo Plan

Vianet’s SoHo plan is meant for use in small-sized Nepali businesses. They are basically small LANs (Local Area Networks), typically consisting of less than 10 computers. This plan is of great value to Nepali young entrepreneurs in implementing their ideas in the business world. Vianet’s SoHo plan comes in 3 packages: 

> Fiber Biz Silver TV+ (25 Mbps unlimited at Rs 25,050 per year)

> Fiber Biz Gold TV + (35 Mbps unlimited at Rs  35,650 per year) 

> Fiber Biz Platinum TV + (50 Mbps unlimited at Rs 65,650 per year) 

Please refer here for more info: SoHo plan by Vianet
 

iii) Corporate Plan

Corporate Plan by Vianet is suitable for large corporate houses and huge enterprises that require an

uncompromised quality and reliable internet connectivity while integrating and adding other services within a package as required. 

Please refer here for more info: Corporate Plan by Vianet

iv) Via TV

Vianet was the first ISP to introduce the first IPTV in Nepal. Now called Via TV is Vianet’s own IPTV Solution and has replaced NetTV service. The users have access to an international range of quality TV channels, a wide collection of international and local movies, TV shows and exclusive Via TV contents. In this plan users also get ACR (Automatic Channel Recording) that automatically stores all TV shows from HD channels for 7 days and SD channels for 3 days. Charges for Via TV starts from Rs 3850, that includes set top box activation and 250+ channels.

Please refer here for more info: Via TV

v)  Web Hosting

Web Hosting by Vianet allows you to design and develop your websites. Web hosting is the process of renting or buying space to house a website on the World Wide Web. Website content such as HTML, CSS, and images has to be housed on a server to be viewable online. Vianet’s web hosting comes with three packages as well. 

> Economy (1 Domain, 2GB storage, 2 GB traffic at Rs 14000/year) 

> Deluxe (1 Domain,10GB storage, 20 GB traffic at Rs 18000/year)

> Premium ( 1 Domain, 25GB storage, 100 GB traffic at 25000/year)

Please refer here for more info: Web Hosting by Vianet


Additionally , Vianet also includes the following features into its internet package:

  • Ultraboost: Speed boosted up to 100Mbps for a fast workflow

  • Service Assurance: Compensation against internet outage

  • Viasecure: Monitoring & controlling contents on the web for child safety

Compiled by : Raj Kapali Raj Kapali

Nepal's first Fiber Optics Internet (FTTH) by Vianet

18th March 2021
"Vianet’s FTTH internet Connection is affordable to all and provides reliable and consistent services to their clientele."

Vianet was the first ISP to introduce FTTH in Nepal. FTTH is the latest technology in communication in which data is transferred via light source and has an unlimited bandwidth capacity compared to other current technologies like ADSL and Coaxial Cable.

It uses optical fiber to provide all or part of the local loop used for last mile telecommunications. Fiber optic cables can carry much more data than copper cables, especially over long distances. 

Vianet’s FTTH internet connection is affordable to all and provides reliable and consistent services to their clientele.

FiberNet for SoHo and corporate users and FiberHome for home users Vianet’s signature products. Let's look at the features of these products.

 

> FiberNet

  • 100% End to End Fiber Optics Internet Service

  • Dedicated Speed (No Sharing Ratio)

  • Dedicated Support team 24X7

  • Compatible with CCTV

  • Unlimited speeds for YouTube HD Video Streaming, Google, Akamai and Local Contents

  • Data Top-up feature

  • Uninterrupted Service during LOAD SHEDDING


 

> Fiber Home

  • 100% End-to-End Fiber Optics Internet

  • Dedicated Speeds ( No Sharing Ratio )

  • Unlimited Speeds for YouTube HD Video Streaming, Google, Akamai and Local Contents

  • Extra Data for quarterly and yearly subscriptions

  • FTTH cable absolutely FREE

  • Speed Boost and Data Control feature

  • Uninterrupted service during LOAD SHEDDING

 

Vianet’s service is currently available in 22 cities spread across 18 districts in Nepal. They are working on expanding their network coverage to more places in the future. They have a total of 27 operation centers and 33 customer service centers. Last year they increased their FUP limit by up to 80%, so the new FUP quota for 25Mbps internet is 800 GB. 

 

From the humble beginnings of dial-up internet to the advanced age FTTH Vianet has made through a long and virtuous journey. Last year during the lockdown they increased their FUP limit by up to 80%. The new FUP quota for 25Mbps internet is 800 GB which compensated the high demand for fast internet for the Nepalis locked in their homes. As the world is gradually moving towards the “Internet of Things” and “TV Anywhere“, Vianet has dedicated all their efforts to usher the Nepali community rapidly towards the exciting new digital age.

Compiled by : Raj Kapali Raj Kapali