CG Communications Limited is aiming to be Nepal’s most renowned Internet Service Provider located in the heart of the capital city of Kathmandu. A company with a rich tradition dating back over 80 years was founded by Nepal’s first multinational conglomerate, Mr Binod K. Chaudhary, President of Global CG Corp | Chaudhary group. CG Net claims its mission is to change lives, jobs, games, and all people. Well, its catchphrase is “speed that matters.” They claim to provide high-speed fibre optic networking to help you achieve your goals with high-quality customer service as a main priority.
CGNET has a price of Rs. 999 per month for 120MBPS bandwidth. Also, you have to pay additional fees for a router which is 2500 for a single band router and 3500 for a dual-band router. However, the router charges decrease if you increase your package from 1 month to 3,6 or 12 months. You would also have to pay a Refundable deposit of the amount Rs. 500 on each package.
|Package||Charge ( Single – band Router + 13% VAT )||Charge ( Dual – band Router + 13 % VAT )|
They provide an option to choose between a dual-band router instead of a regular router during installation. If you are not clear what a dual-band router is, a dual-band router is an upgrade to a regular (single-band) router. It has improved capabilities to provide faster and smoother connections than a standard (single-band) router. By operating in the 2.4GHz and 5GHz radio bands, customers can enjoy superior connectivity. In addition, the dual-band router helps prevent radio interference, making the 5GHz network ideal for professional applications such as video calling, video streaming, online gaming, and downloading. To use the 5 GHz Wi-Fi range, your smart device must have 5 GHz Wi-Fi capability. Unfortunately, not all the smart devices have this capability.
FAIR USER POLICY
We all know how problematic FUP (Fair User Policy) can be. The CGNET Fair Use Policy (FUP) applies only to individual customer plans. CGNET tracks usage during its monthly cycle. Data usage is calculated by adding the download and upload data used each month. There are three tiers of FUP based on monthly usage by customers. When Tier 1 is reached, the internet speed for customers is reduced to 50%, the rate is reduced to 30% at Tier 2, and the rate is reduced to 10% at Tier 3. The user data usage counter is reset on the 1st of every month, and the Internet is reset to its original speed.
|TIER 1||Data Consumption 1900-2000 GB||50% ( 60 MBPS )|
|TIER 2||Data Consumption2000-2100 GB||30% ( 36 MBPS )|
|TIER 3||Data Consumption More than 2100 GB||10% ( 12 MBPS )|
The CGNET is only available around Kathmandu for now, including all the major locations around it. Since the service is only released now, it might take some time to reach all over Nepal. All of the places where the service is available are pinned on this map.
To install CGNET, the Order can directly be placed via their website https://www.cgnet.com.np/. You can choose between Residential and Business Internet. If you prefer more than 1 Floor, the quote will automatically recommend a Dual-band router. Since only the 120MBPS package is available for now, you can choose the number of months for the connection. Unfortunately, the rate per month is the same even if you pay the connection for a year or a month. You can click on Order now and fill in all the details such as phone number, email and landmark. CGNET promises to respond to new requests within 1 hour of delivery. They will try to expedite the installation process as soon as possible after confirming. The average response time for a new installation process is 24-48 hours.
ADVANTAGES ( Compared to other ISP’s )
- First, this is way cheaper compared to other ISP’s and way faster.
- CGNET provides maximum of one week of grace period. Grace allowance/ period is the additional number of days offered to the customer to make payment from the original billing date.
- It provides a higher cap on data usage for FUP.
- They claim their customer support to be one of the best. So let’s see where it goes.
- They provide a dual-band router. Some ISP’s such as Wordlink already provide it whereas some donot.