Ncell, the private and most successful telecom company in Nepal have been the victim of deface of it’s telecom towers in 2019. In total, more than 50 telecom towers were hit and vandalized in more than 30 districts.
According to Nepal Telecommunication Authority, NTA, out of three major telecom operators in Nepal , Ncell have been the main target. Nepal Telecom( NT) and Smart telecom have been found less victim or completely not victim.
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According to NTA, these vandalized telecom towers have directly effected services to more than 250 towers as some of them are chain and repeater site. Meanwhile in the starting of 2020, several towers of Ncell in Tanahun, Bara, Surkhet, Gorkha, Nuwakot, Lalitpur districts were vandalized.
According to Authority members, government should provide security in the telecom sectors. Telecom is the most profitable business everywhere in the world as communication have become basic need.
Such vandalism have created a fear in the telecom operator to expand their services. Also such activities gives negative impact in the world for the foreign investors also.