KATHMANDU: Worldlink Communications, the country’s largest internet service provider, has been conferred with the Innovation Award for the ‘Emerging Sector of the State’. Madhes Province honored the company with the coveted award stating that Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has made an important contribution to transforming the economy of the province.
The award was given in recognition that the company prepared a successful business model, created jobs, and offered useful products and services to the people. Chief Minister of Madhes Province Lalbabu Raut gave away the award to Worldlink’s director Laxman Yadav. British Ambassador to Nepal Nicola Pollitt and other ministers of the province were also present on the occasion. The company has been providing internet services in 75 districts by building a large fiber network in various urban and rural areas of the country. At present, this company has been providing internet and data connectivity to more than 6,45,000 household users and more than 9,000 different organizations along with free Wi-Fi services at more than 13,000 locations.
Through a project under the Rural Telecommunication Development Fund of Nepal Telecommunication Authority, Worldlink has been providing internet service by successfully expanding the network in the remote eight districts of Karnali Province and five districts of Gandaki Province.