Nepal’s largest fixed broadband (FBB)/ Fibre to the Home (FTTH) provider

WorldLink is Nepal’s largest fixed broadband (FBB)/ Fibre to the Home (FTTH) provider, offering last-mile internet access across the country via a hybrid optical fibre and wireless broadband network. It operates one of the finest and the largest fibre backbone and access network across the country, providing services like high-speed internet along with HD IPTV services. It was formed in 1995 and has come a long way venturing into into FTTH in 2017. The company claims 43% of internet bandwidth consumption in the country.

Worldlink has a presence in 70 out of 76 districts and 256 out of 753 local bodies in Nepal. The company has laid a total of 49,633 km of fibre to date. Coverage is supported by 7 regional offices and 256 branch offices. Worldlink serves 700 K retail households incl. SMEs and 2.7k enterprises. Approximately 58% of the retail household base is outside the Kathmandu valley. This round of investment was joined by British International Investment (BII, an existing shareholder) bringing the total round to USD 15.3 MN – the largest single private equity round in Nepal to date.

Fund: Dolma Impact Fund II