1. Worldlink

According to the latest Management Information System (MIS) report by the Nepal Telecommunication Authority (NTA), Worldlink alone has 542,758 total users, which amounts to 30.27% of the total ISP subscribers in the country. This makes it the largest ISP and the third-largest telecommunications firm in Nepal.

It marked 25 years of service back in 2020. The journey began with the introduction of the e-mail service in 1995, and the company has accomplished a lot in these years.

Worldlink signed a $12 million contract with UK’s CDC Group in October 2019 to expand the company’s facilities and operation in rural parts of Nepal. Furthermore, in partnership with Facebook, Worldlink provides free Wi-Fi and “my Worldlink” Wi-Fi (exclusive to Worldlink users) in over 10,000 locations throughout Nepal.

Moreover, the organization intends to extend the operation to 30,000 locations. It currently offers network coverage in 73 districts, including the most remote areas of Karnali.

Worldlink - Best internet service providers Nepal ISP

Moving forward, the company offers four different plans based on speed: 150Mbps Photon Lite, 225Mbps Photon Lite, 300Mbps Photon Lite, and 600Mbps Photon. These packages are also bundled with a free NetTV standard connection, which requires you to use a set-top box (STB) to watch online content or TV.

Apart from that, the “myWorldlink” app is useful for tracking internet usage, reporting problems, changing Wi-Fi passwords, and so on.

Other than this, every plan also comes with the following features:

  • SafeNet: To monitor the usage and filter, block out any malicious contents on the web
  • Time Back: Compensation against interrupted service due to internet outage or other reasons
  • WiFi Mobility: As aforementioned, it is a partnership with Facebook Connectivity using its Express Wi-Fi platform to provide more than 10,000 hotspots across Nepal.

Worldlink Residential Broadband: Plans & Pricing

Package NameMax NetTVPrice
1 Month3 Months12 Months
150Mbps Photon Lite1Rs. 1,400Rs. 4,050Rs. 14,400
225Mbps Photon Lite2Rs. 1,500Rs. 4,350Rs. 16,800
300Mbps Photon Lite3Rs. 1,800Rs. 5,250Rs. 19,800
600Mbps Photon3N/ARs. 30,000

There are also other additional charges for new customers which include:

1 Month3 Months12 Months
Drop WireRs. 500 (Free for 600Mbps Photon Plan)
Dual-Band ONU ChargesRs. 2,500Rs. 2,000Free
Dual-Band ONU Deposit ChargesRs. 500Free
NetTV Activation
Primary STBRs. 3,000Rs. 2,000 (Free for 600Mbps Photon Lite)
Refundable DepositRs. 500
Secondary STBRs. 2,000
Refundable DepositRs. 500

You can even opt for a Mesh Wi-Fi system with options to add more Beacon routers in addition to the main router. Worldlink provides Nokia Beacon 1.1 and Beacon 3.0 router for Photon Lite and Photo plans, respectively. Below is the summary of the rental charges and deposits for each beacon router.

PlansMesh Wii-Fi CountRental ChargeDepositSmart Installation
Photon Lite1st Beacon 1.1Rs. 2,000Rs. 2,500Rs. 3,000
2nd Beacon 1.1Rs. 5,000
Photon1st Beacon 3.0Rs. 8,000Rs. 2,000Rs. 3,000
2nd Beacon 3.0
3rd Beacon 3.0
4th Beacon 3.0

2. Subisu

Subisu is another household name when it comes to digital TV & internet services in Nepal. It was established in 2001 and Subisu is the only cable operator in Nepal to be ISO 9001:2015 and 27001:2013 certified. That should speak volumes in itself and thus reflect on its popularity.

However, that was not the case a year ago. The company has since jumped and managed to be the second-largest ISP in Nepal. After Worldlink, Subisu has 208,817 fiber internet subscribers, pushing it to the second spot in the list of largest ISPs of Nepal.

Subisu Internet

You can opt for fiber internet with or without Clear TV here. Yet, the bandwidth on the internet subscription without TV is less than that with TV.

Subisu Technology and types of internet connections

In terms of technology, Subisu offers two: fiber, & wireless internet services. Here, fiber-based internet connection is the one through fiber-optic lines whereas wireless broadband is achieved based on radio frequencies (without cable). Among the two, fiber-optic is the optimal choice in most regards like connection quality, security, & total cost.

On the contrary, wireless internet can be a good option for those looking for quick installation & the ability to access hotspots; all at the sacrifice of signal strength & network security.

But if you want to subscribe to wireless internet from Subisu, you should know that the company only provides this service outside of Kathmandu valley. Similarly, with wireless internet, you can not opt for Clear TV installation.

Subisu FTTH Home Internet: Plans & Pricing

Package NameMax Clear TVPrice
1 Month3 Months6 Months12 Months
30MbpsRs. 1,195Rs. 3,407Rs. 6,451N/A
31Mbps1Rs. 1,550Rs. 4,400Rs. 7,500
50MbpsRs. 1,460Rs. 4,200Rs. 7,255Rs. 11,947
55Mbps2Rs. 1,858Rs. 5,350Rs. 9,200Rs. 14,942
70MbpsRs. 1,637Rs. 4,500Rs. 7,790Rs. 13,800
80Mbps3Rs. 2,124Rs. 6,350Rs. 11,000Rs. 21,500
150Mbps4N/ARs. 13,540Rs. 26,549

Now let’s look at the total charge for first-time installation:

Package NameSingle Band RouterDual Band Router
1 Month3 Months6 Months12 Months1 Month3 Months6 Months12 Months
30MbpsRs. 4,292Rs. 6,062Rs. 8,663N/ARs. 4,735Rs. 6,504Rs. 9,106N/A
31MbpsRs. 7,744Rs. 9,710Rs. 11,924Rs. 8,187Rs. 10,152Rs. 12,367
50MbpsRs. 4,557Rs. 6,855Rs. 9,467Rs. 13,717Rs. 5,000Rs. 7,297Rs. 9,910Rs. 14,159
55MbpsRs. 8,052Rs. 10,660Rs. 13,624Rs. 18.482Rs. 8,495Rs. 11,102Rs. 14,067Rs. 18,924
70MbpsRs. 4,734Rs. 7,155Rs. 10,002Rs. 15,570Rs. 5,177Rs. 7,597Rs. 10,445Rs. 16,012
80MbpsRs. 8,318Rs. 11,660Rs. 15,424Rs. 25,040Rs. 8,761Rs. 12,102Rs. 15,867Rs. 25,482
150MbpsN/ARs. 17,079Rs. 28,318

3. Classic Tech

The last time we updated our list of best internet service providers (ISP) in Nepal, Classic Tech was in the fourth position. It has since taken over Vianet to grab the third position based on user volume.

Classic Tech Internet

That being said, Classic Tech arrived late to the speed war, but with a bang. Like I mentioned earlier, the company is currently teasing home plans with a bandwidth of up to 1Gbps. It will also be providing Wi-Fi 6 router in collaboration with Huawei under the “Tachyon” plans.

Classic Tech Home: Plans & Pricing

Package NameMax Classic Prabhu TVPrice
1 Month3 Months6 Months12 Months
Dhamakedar-20Mbps1N/ARs. 13,200
Classic-Plus-30Mbps1Rs. 1,550Rs. 4,500Rs. 5,670Rs. 10,500
Classic-Plus-40Mbps1Rs. 1,850Rs. 5,450Rs. 7,902Rs. 13,200
Toofan-50Mbps1N/AN/ARs. 15,000
Toofan-80Mbps1Rs. 16,800Rs. 10,100
Toofan-100Mbps1Rs. 11,500Rs. 19,200

Provided below are the one-time charges for first-time users:

1 Month3 Months6 Months12 Months
InstallationRs. 1,500Free
FTTH CableRs. 500
ONU DepositRs. 500
Prabhu ActivationRs. 1,500Free
STB DepositRs. 500
Secondary STB Activation (only on Toofan plans)N/ARs. 2,000
Secondary STB Deposit (only on Toofan plans)N/ARs. 1,000

4. Vianet

Vianet is now ranked fourth among the biggest ISPs in Nepal. Both Subisu and Classic Tech have beaten the company in terms of subscribers. Its FTTH service has a strong foothold, especially in Kathmandu valley with a lot of satisfied home & corporate users.

Therefore, you may have seen many polls on the internet declaring Vianet as one of the best internet service providers in Nepal. Yet, the company hasn’t managed to expand to other regions of the country as effectively as the competition.

Despite its tag as one of the largest ISPs in Nepal, Vianet hasn’t been able to expand its business in several districts of Nepal. The company is currently operational in 22 districts, the remotest to be in Darchula, Khalanga.

Vianet Ultra-Fi Plans

Anyway, Vianet now provides its own ViaTV & VoD (Video on Demand) services.  Furthermore, it also includes the following features in its internet package:

  • Ultraboost: Speed boosted up to 100Mbps for a fast workflow (which should now be updated with the arrival of the Ultra-Fi plan)
  • Service Assurance: Compensation against internet outage
  • Viasecure: Monitoring & controlling contents on the web for child safety

Vianet Ultra-Fi: Plans & Pricing

Package NameMax ViaTVPrice
1 Month3 Months12 Months
Ultra-Fi 125Mbps TV+1Rs. 1,400Rs. 4,050Rs. 13,200
Ultra-Fi 175Mbps TV+2Rs. 1,550Rs. 4,500Rs. 15,000
Ultra-Fi 250Mbps TV+3Rs. 1,900Rs  5,550Rs. 18,000

There are also other additional charges for new customers which include:

1 Month3 Months12 Months
Installation ChargeRs. 500Free
Dual Band Router InstallationRs. 2,500Rs. 2,000Rs. 1,000
Fiber Wi-Fi Device DepositRs. 500
ViaTV STB ActivationRs. 3,000Rs. 2,500Free
STB DepositRs. 500
ViaTV STB Activation (Secondary)Rs. 2,000
STB Deposit (Secondary)Rs. 500

5. Nepal Telecom FTTH

Then, we have dear old Nepal Telecom’s own FTTH internet. Though people throw major shade at its notoriously slow ADSL-based internet services, believe it or not, there have been quite some positive responses to this.

Despite being the biggest broadband service provider in the country, Nepal Telecom has just 145,655 users subscribed to its Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) internet plan, taking into account the 60,000 new connections in the first 10 months of lockdown.

NT FTTH is now available in 33 districts, with speeds ranging from 25Mbps to 80Mbps under different plans and packages. To lure more users, these internet plans come bundled with NTTV (limited to Kathmandu and Banepa) and telephone service.

Nepal Telecom (NT) FTTH Internet

Despite looking like a viable alternative, its registration process is tediously old-school which is as follows:

  1. Download the FTTH registration form, fill it up, and then submit it to the nearest Nepal Telecom (NT) service counter.
  2. Then, NT will carry out the site survey & estimation for possible plans regarding installation.
  3. Once everything checks out, NT will carry out the process and then provide a username & password for login.

Yeah… really not appealing to the younger generation of viable customers. Hence, it definitely won’t be in most people’s pick for one of the best internet service providers in Nepal. It also has a really limiting FUP policy which may not be suitable for many people out there.


FTTH PackageDaily VolumeSpeed after FUP Volume

As a result, Nepal Telecom’s FTTH is only suitable for those who use the internet on a need-to basis; someone who doesn’t require excessive bandwidth.

Nepal Telecom FTTH Individual (Internet + TV + telephone): Plan and Pricing

Package NamePrice
1 Month3 Months12 Months
25MbpsRs. 1,400Rs. 4,100Rs. 14,025
40MbpsRs. 1,850Rs. 5,500Rs. 18,025
80MbpsRs. 2,450Rs. 7,200Rs. 23,525

Nepal Telecom FTTH Individual (No TV): Plan and Pricing

Package NamePrice
1 Month3 Months12 Months
25MbpsRs. 1,000Rs. 2,850Rs. 10,500
40MbpsRs. 1,500Rs. 4,200Rs. 15,300
80MbpsRs. 2,000Rs. 5,500Rs. 20,500

Now, let’s look at the additional tariffs of Nepal Telecom on the first-time installation:

One Time Charge1 Month3 Months6 Months
Drop WireRs. 10 per meter (free for up to 100m)
Installation Charge
No TelephoneRs. 500
1 TelephoneRs. 1,165
2 TelephoneRs. 1,830
CPE RouterRs. 2,825Free
NTTV Set Top BoxRs. 3,800Free
Secondary NTTVRs. 508.5Rs. 1448.66Rs. 4881.60

6. DishHome Fibernet

Like CG Net, DishHome is a relatively new name in Nepal’s ISP industry. The company launched its Fibernet plans last year from Kathmandu and is currently in the stage of expansion. DishHome Fibernet benefits from the existing distribution network of DishHome.

Unlike any other ISPs in this list of best internet service providers in Nepal, DishHome Fibernet provides users to choose between IPTV and DTH TV. The latter uses satellite signals, thus, saving your valuable bandwidth.

DishHome Fibernet

DishHome Fibernet: Plan and Pricing

Package NameMax DTH TVsPrice
1 Month3 Months6 Months12 Months
10Mbps (Single Band)1Rs. 531Rs. 1,549Rs. 3,009Rs. 5,841
15Mbps (Single Band1Rs. 600Rs. 1,750Rs. 3,400Rs. 6,600
25Mbps (Single Band1Rs. 900Rs. 2,640Rs. 5,160Rs. 10,000
40Mbps (Single Band1Rs. 1,030Rs. 3,030Rs. 5,880Rs. 11,499
60Mbps (Dual Band)1Rs. 1,200Rs. 3,525Rs. 6,900Rs. 13,499
80Mbps (Dual Band)1Rs. 1,370Rs. 4,020Rs. 7,860Rs. 15,499
100Mbps (Dual Band)1Rs. 1,530Rs. 4,530Rs. 8,880Rs. 17,499
100Mbps FUP (Dual Band)0N/ARs. 10,788

Here are the additional charges for new users:

Package NameDTH InstallationFiber Net Installations
1 Month3 Months6 Months12 Months1 Month3 Months6 Months12 Months
10Mbps (Single Band)Rs. 3,539Rs. 2,212
15Mbps (Single BandRs. 3,539Rs. 2,212
Single Band: 25 / 40MbpsRs. 2,400Rs. 2,100Rs. 1,800Rs. 1,500Rs. 2,000Rs. 1,500Rs. 1,000Free
Dual-Band: 60 / 80 / 100MbpsRs. 2,400Rs. 2,100Rs. 1,800Rs. 1,500Rs. 2,000Rs. 1,500Rs. 1,000Free
100Mbps FUP (Dual Band)N/AN/ARs. 1,000

7. CG Net

As we all know, the ISP market in Nepal was growing stale for the last few years. That’s why when CG Net debuted with its 120Mbps home plans, it felt like a breath of fresh air. Back then, other ISPs were hardly giving bandwidth higher than 80Mbps.

Thus, CG Communications can also be credited with the recent bandwidth war between Nepali ISPs. However, being a new player in the market, it has been struggling with coverage expansion and customer service. Also, CG Net does not have any IPTV facility yet.

CG Net: Plans & Pricing

Package NamePrice
1 Month3 Months6 Months12 Months
50MbpsRs. 649Rs. 1,947Rs. 3,894Rs. 7,788
120MbpsRs. 999Rs. 2,997Rs. 5,994Rs. 11,988

The additional charges levied on first-time installations are as follows:

1 Month3 Months6 Months12 Months
Drop Wire ChargeFree
Single Band RouterRs. 2500Rs. 2,000Rs. 1,500Free
Dual Band Router (Optional)Rs. 3,500Rs. 3,000Rs. 2,500Rs. 2,000 (Free for 120Mbps plan)
Refundable DepositRs. 500

Best Internet Service Providers (ISP) in Nepal 2021 (Summary)

Like we mentioned in the beginning, there’s no one right answer when it comes to answering the question “which is the best ISP in Nepal?” So, this listing is entirely based on each company’s subscriber volume instead.

S. No.Best internet service providers in Nepal
3Classic Tech
5Nepal Telecom FTTH
6DishHome Fibernet
7CG Net