Recently, NTA published a notice regarding the price updates from ISPs, saying if you feel the price has been updated and you will feel so, please complain to us. After seeing this, many people think, “Wow, NTA is on the user’s side, and NTA really cares. But it’s not completely true; it’s all about press releases only. There are some other things that show NTA can’t do anything to the ISP or their pricing; let’s see them one by one.
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Recent price update notice
When you see the recent price-related notice, you will feel, “Wow, how much does NTA care about this?” For your reference, this is a photo of the notice.
Now let’s see the pricing that has been approved by one of the most famous and well-known cheapest ISPs in Nepal.
Now that it’s clearly shown, does NTA not know about this? Do they not know? Does it mean they don’t use social media and won’t be able to see the pricing shared by ISPs? Ok, they don’t know, but now let’s see the rating list of one of the top ISPs. Sorry, that was not available in the list; that’s not available in the provided link on the NTA website. This is the link. After this post, NTAA might update the list, but until the date and time of preparing the news, this below-attached pdf was on the website, and there was no information on the approved rate of big ISPS. How can it happen?? What are you doing if you don’t have a price list approved and they are surfing with more than 6 lakh users?
This was available on the website; just see the list here and compare it with real life. Do they not use the internet? If so, then how does it happen? It’s upon you
NTA Neglecting Betting site
A few months ago, on November 30, 2078, they issued a press release blocking access to the betting site. We might think Wow, nice approach by NTA, how much great approach, but nope, it’s only blocked by DNS level. After this notice, almost all betting sites changed their ips, and boom, they are working now. But yes, it’s blocked by almost all ISPs, but NTA forgot one main thing: telcos, or you can say SMS, are not able to block SMS. Is it possible? Does the NTA forget that, and do telcos also not know that? Okay, they forgot, but how does it happen that betting sites send SMS from their own sender name? When a betting company has to get a sender ID, they have to pay cash (1 lakh rupees) and meet so many conditions, but how does that betting company get the sender ID easily? How is SMS going under your nose, dear NTA?
They might give the excuse that it’s from the international vendor and bla bla, but in any case, it comes from Nepali telcos, which means we can have that control to block those messages, but no, it’s running smoothly.
Now let’s move into the case of toll-free numbers. On the old website, they listed around 100 plus numbers, of which at least 50% don’t work, but yes, they were listed, and this is the one that we have listed in the list of toll-free numbers of ISPs. But today, when we have again visited the website, there are only 18 numbers listed. There is no reason for the removal of those numbers.
Now let’s see how many ISPS are registered in Nepal.
See, clearly, there are 128 isps; where are the other 110 toll-free numbers of isps and their status of running ?
There are so many other examples, for example, in the NTA bylaw of QOS-related QOS, where they have mentioned a maximum of 70 ms on the local server is acceptable, which is too high.
Now it’s your duty to explain all this and verify once. We are always with the user; dear NTA, please start focusing on the user. The user is not getting the best service at the best price; they are ready to pay, but they are just seeking the best service, so let’s focus on quality more than this press release alone.
We hope NTA will understand this and that Neplease will feel that NTA is there for their side.