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Nepal

Nepal is a developing economy in which the livelihoods of three-fourths of the population are dependent on agriculture, which makes up about one-third of GDP. Industrial activity mainly involves the processing of agricultural products, including pulses, jute, sugarcane, tobacco, and grain. Bumper crops, better security, improved transportation, and increased tourism pushed growth past 5% in 2008, after growth had hovered around 3% for the previous three years. Nepal has considerable scope for exploiting its potential in hydropower and tourism, areas of recent foreign investment interest.



  • Population: 28,563,377 (2009 est.)
  • Telephone main lines: 805,100 (2008)
  • Mobile telephone subscribers: 4.2 million (2008)
  • Internet hosts: 43,411 (2009)
  • Internet users: 499,000 (2008)
  • Digital leased line interface type: E1
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Telecommunications equipment is communications or networking equipment with interface(s) to public network or wide area network (WAN) services. Common telecom network interfaces include T1/E1, ISDN BRI, ISDN PRI, ADSL, serial and analogue PSTN.

Compliance International can help you understand how the following approval requirements apply to your telecom equipment products:

NTA Type Approval - Telecom

The Nepal Telecommunication Authority (NTA) issues type approval based on review of existing test reports and certifications by foreign regulators. No in-country testing is required. NTA will issue approval to a foreign manufacturer.
Compliance International can help you complete telecom equipment approval in Nepal with our turnkey support service, which includes building the technical application package, interfacing with regulatory officials, and end-to-end management of the approval process. 
 
Wireless and radio equipment covers any device with a radio transmitter. This includes mobile (GSM or CDMA) handsets, wireless LAN (WLAN) equipment such as Wi-Fi devices, Bluetooth devices, Zigbee devices, WiMAX devices, RFID equipment, contactless card readers, and a whole host of other products that incorporate some kind of RF transmitter.

Compliance International can help you understand how the following approval requirements apply to your wireless and radio equipment products:

NTA Type Approval - Radio

Low power radio devices and mobile network terminal devices must be type approved in Nepal. The Nepal Telecommunication Authority (NTA) issues type approval based on review of existing test reports and may consider foreign certifications. No in-country testing is required.
NTA will issue approval to foreign manufacturers.

Compliance International can help you complete type approval in Nepal with our turnkey support service, which includes building the technical application package, interfacing with regulatory officials, and end-to-end management of the approval process. 

Non-telecom ITE is any information technology equipment -- essentially any device with a microprocessor -- that has no telecommunications or radio interface. This includes products such as computer printers and monitors, as well as many types of local area network (LAN) equipment.

Compliance International can help you understand how the following approval requirements apply to your ITE products: