Technology Trends in Nepal

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(Last Updated On: December 31, 2018)

Growing Technology Trends in Nepal

Nepal is very backward in the technology field. Since there is a rapid growth of Latest technology in the world, but we are still behind those technologies. The maximum number of  Nepalese people are still limited to Social Media Networks. For instance, the people of the world are experiencing Augmented Reality and playing games with the help of IOTs system. We, Nepalese people, are just started to grow online. Similarly, there are many people, who started to keep them updated with the latest technology trends in Nepal.

If you are a tech lover and keeps information about the latest gadgets, devices, and so on. You can indirectly help in the development trends by looking forward to them.

Today’s generation has witnessed the invention of technology with the invention of www in the late 1990s. We have seen the growth of the internet and that made changes on peoples lifestyles.


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 How the latest technology trends in Nepal has changed peoples lifestyle?

The latest technology trends can be seen in each and every field like Education, Health, Transportation, Communications, and Entertainments. It has really changed our life by saving tons of times, money and creativity.

In today’s article, We are going to discuss Latest Technology Trends in Nepal. we will cover these top 10 technology tends in Nepal:

  1. E-commerce
  2. Internet Broadband
  3. Digital Wallet
  4. Online Ride Sharing
  5. Electronic Gadgets
  6. Gaming
  7. Online Business
  8. Electric Vehicles
  9. Robotics
  10. Artificial Intelligence

     

Now let’s discuss them in details.

E-Commerce

In this last 5 years, E-commerce business is gradually increasing in Nepal. “Send Gifts to Nepal” was the first E-commerce website in Nepal. Now Nepal has more than 70 E-commerce websites. This Research shows that online shopping will be far better in the upcoming days.

Problems of E-Commerce business in Nepal

  • No proper payment gateway.
  • Lack of awareness to people.
  • Lack of Multinational Investors and Companies.

Despite these, there are also major challenges:

  • Cannot Deliver product on all parts of Nepal due to lack of street address.
  • Payment Service in Nepal is still dependent on COD
  • There is a lack of awareness, but the trend is increasing gradually.

Here I am listening few top e-commerce websites of Nepal: 

Daraz

Daraz is one of the largest e-commerce sites of Nepal. Within a few years, it was able to set its E-commerce Bussiness in Nepal. Daraz is invented by Rocket Internet. It is the biggest technology investor in Asian and African countries.

Technology Trends in Nepal

Technology Trends in Nepal

HamroBazar:

Hamro Bazar is Nepal’s first buying and selling website. We can call it a classified Marketplace for online shopping. This is a free site that lets you buy and sell your product online. This is one of the most visited websites of Nepal where 30%of traffic comes from Search Engines.

Technology Trends in Nepal

Technology Trends in Nepal

FoodMario:

This is an online food delivery website of Nepal. FoodMario was started in 2017, and Now it’s one among fastest growing e-commerce website.

Technology Trends in Nepal

Technology Trends in Nepal

This website actually provides the platform for users and cook where a cook can sell his home cooked food to users. This site is helping hundreds of housewife to get financial support by working from home.

Internet Broadband

Internet users in Nepal are increasing day by day. In the last few years, there are many broadband services established in Nepal.

Technology Trends in Nepal

Technology Trends in Nepal

As of Now, there are more than 20 ISPs in our country. According to the latest analyzed data, there are more than 2,70,000 broadband service subscribers. Nearly 1.6 million internet users are there in Nepal. Among them, More than 40% are corporate users. To grow online business many organizations started internet marketing in Nepal.

Here are some of the Internet Service Providers of Nepal:

  1. WorldLink Communication Pvt.Ltd
  2. Subisu CableNet Pvt.Ltd.
  3. Loop Networks Pvt.Ltd.
  4. Infocom Pvt.Ltd
  5. Vianet Communication
  6. Mercantile Communication
  7. Broadlink Networks and Communication Pvt.Ltd
  8. Firstlink Communications
  9. Himalayan Online Service PVT.Ltd
  10. Websurfer Nepal Pvt.Ltd
  11. Classic Tech Pvt.Ltd
  12. EAST LINK TECHNOLOGY PVT.LTD.
  13. Otel
  14. Techminds Network Pvt.Ltd.
  15. Everest Link  pvt.Ltd.
  16. Unified Communication Pvt.Ltd
  17. Broadband Solutions Pvt.Ltd.

However, WorldLink Communication Pvt.LTD is the largest Internet and Network Service Provider Nepal. It provides Fiber To The Home (FTTH) and IPTV services around 65 districts of Nepal. WorldLink has more than 2 lakhs active consumer with more than 2500 corporate users. It also has many IPTV subscribers.

Technology Trends in Nepal

 

Digital Wallet

In short Digital wallet means an online payment service. Whenever you buy a product or services online you can use Digital Wallet to pay your invoice using its gateway. In other words, it’s digital money. There are many digital wallets in Nepal, and to use them you just need to sign up for that service.

Technology Trends in Nepal

Digital Nepal

In this last five years, Electronic payment has expanded its reach in Nepal. A few months ago we had to stand in queues for paying bills of the Internet, Electricity, Telephone and all. But Nowadays, we can pay Khanepani Bill, Electricity Bill, Internet Bill, Travel fair, online recharge etc by sitting on the room.

Despite poor government regulations and lack of public awarenesses, there are many digital wallets established. F1 Soft International launched eSewa first online payment gateway of Nepal.


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Digital wallet Features

  1. Easily send and receive payments.
  2. Utility bills payment from Home.
  3. Easy to purchase recharge cards
  4. School and college bills payment from home.
  5. Payment of Internet, Electricity and Drinking water bills
  6. Pay subscription charges of newspaper and magazine
  7. Pay credit card bills
  8. Online payment gateway for online shopping

Here are the top digital wallets of  Nepal:

eSewa:

eSewa - Mobile Wallet (Nepal)
eSewa - Mobile Wallet (Nepal)
Developer: F1soft
Price: Free
  • eSewa - Mobile Wallet (Nepal) Screenshot
  • eSewa - Mobile Wallet (Nepal) Screenshot

We all know eSewa is the first online payment service provider. This is the largest payment gateway among others digital wallets in Nepal. It also has a large number of Merchant partners like Bhatbhateni online supermarket, Big Movies, Bus Nepal, QFX Cinemas, Ncell, NTC, WorldLInk, Classic tech, and many more.

Khalti:

Khalti is the second largest digital wallets of Nepal. It was founded by Janaki technology. which was launched on January 26, 2017. Khalti android App has 4.2 rating on play store which is similar to eSewa. In last year it was declared as the highest downloaded app from Nepal.

Online Ridesharing

This app lets you book a ride in an easy and Price friendly manner. Unmanaged fuel shortage and syndicate business systems have made difficult in booking a ride. But still, Online Ride-sharing has managed to dominate its presence in Nepal.

Technology Trends in Nepal

This concept was initiated unofficially in 2015. as a result, most of the people were inspired by the carpooling system. This concept gave birth to a new Ride-sharing app called Tootle.

Tootle is an online Ride-sharing app which connects its users and Bikers. After the development of Tootle, many businesses related to online Ride-sharing have been established.

Here are top 2 online Ride-sharing Apps:

  • TO0TLE
  • ONVER

Tootle:

Tootle is a bike ride-sharing app which enables a user to book a bike ride between 8 am to 8 pm in Kathmandu valley. This app provides the platform for two-wheeler riders.

Tootle
Tootle
Developer: tootle
Price: Free
  • Tootle Screenshot
  • Tootle Screenshot

To use this app on a client mobile. Firstly, you need to download Tootle app from play store and sign-up for it. Secondly, in order to use service as Tootle partner. you need to submit form including your driving license. You can follow these process from their official website.

Onver:

Onver Smart Taxi
Onver Smart Taxi
Developer: Erasoft Solution
Price: Free
  • Onver Smart Taxi Screenshot
  • Onver Smart Taxi Screenshot

This is an online taxi reservation system of Nepal. Using this app you can reserve a cab or a taxi easily. This provides services in every place. It has 3.7 ratings on Google play store. They are giving their best to deliver quality services to their customers.

Electronic gadgets

Here we are talking about the latest technology trends in Nepal. so we cannot leave this topic behind. Increasing the uses of the internet has gradually increase uses of electronic enormously.  Nowadays every people use a mobile phone. A few years back a very limited number of people used to carry a mobile phone.

According to the latest research data more than 55% people use a smartphone. That means more than 1 in 2 people carry a smartphone in Nepal. If we compare data with average global smartphone penetration our data has a higher value.

Main reasons behind it:

  • Cheap Chinese Smartphone is easily accessible.
  • People residing on abroad.
  • Increasing the latest technology trends in Nepal

According to data from 2018, Huawei becomes the best selling smartphone company in Nepal. Besides Huawei Xiaomi, Gionee and Samsung also have managed to make the pretty number of sales in Nepali Market.


Also Read: Top 15 Best Chinese Phones in Nepal


 Apart from smartphone people in Nepal uses other latest electronic gadgets like:

  1. Laptops
  2. Smartwatch
  3. LED Tv
  4. Speakers & Home Theater
  5. VR lenses and Glass
  6. Power Bank
  7. DSLRs Camera
  8. Selfie stick
  9. Tripod
  10. Gaming Pad
  11. Headphones  & many more…..

Gaming

We cannot miss this important topic on the latest technology trends in Nepal. Online gaming is trending topics in Nepal. Meanwhile, Nepal has a poor internet connection but despite this, it has really grown up very fast. Few Gaming companies have been already established in Nepal. Moreover, they are expanding their availability soon in different parts of Nepal.

Here in this Gaming topic, we need to talk about a few popular Android games developed by Nepalese.

Ludo Neo-Classic is one of the most loved and download app of Nepal. It has 4.4 ? ratings on the Google Play Store. If we talk about it’s ranking in American and European countries. It has 123 Google Play Rank and 67 National ranks in Japan.

Apart from it, Here are top 5 Nepali Games on Google Play Store:

  • KTM Racer VR
KTM Racer VR
KTM Racer VR
Developer: Lamp Soft Nepal
Price: Free
  • KTM Racer VR Screenshot
  • KTM Racer VR Screenshot
  • BaghChal
BaghChal - Tigers and Goats
BaghChal - Tigers and Goats
Developer: TechnoGuff
Price: Free
  • BaghChal - Tigers and Goats Screenshot
  • BaghChal - Tigers and Goats Screenshot
  • Marriage Card Game
Marriage Card Game
Marriage Card Game
Price: Free+
  • Marriage Card Game Screenshot
  • Marriage Card Game Screenshot
  • Nepali Babu Adventure
Nepali Babu Adventure
Nepali Babu Adventure
Developer: Neupane Ventures
Price: Free
  • Nepali Babu Adventure Screenshot
  • Nepali Babu Adventure Screenshot
  • Callbreak Multiplayer
Callbreak Multiplayer
Callbreak Multiplayer
Developer: Teslatech
Price: Free
  • Callbreak Multiplayer Screenshot
  • Callbreak Multiplayer Screenshot

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Online Business

In the past few years, Online Business has increased rapidly in Nepal. Thus due to the rise of internet users in Nepal. We can have a huge interest in online marketing in Nepal.

Technology Trends in Nepal

Technology Trends in Nepal

What type of Online Business trends are there in Nepal?

We are going to mention the top 7 popular trending Online Business types:

  1. Data Entry
  2. Web development
  3. Internet Marketing
  4. Selling products from Facebook
  5. Online Food delivery
  6. Advertisements
  7. Online Events
  8. Sponsorships

Electric Vehicles

Among the latest technology trends in Nepal Electric vehicles the one that we shouldn’t miss. In 2018, about 25,000 Electric vehicles have surpassed. According to Electric vehicles association of Nepal (EVAN). Volvo and Volkswagen are working to manufacture 1000s of Electric vehicles by 2020.

Late Prime minister Sushil Koirala has drafted his reform for Electric vehicles in 2015 for the time in Nepal.

Electric Vehicle is an alternative way to reduce fuel crisis. This concept will be really great and useful. This type of practices has been started in cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara valleys.

Advantages of Electric vehicles:

  • Travel fair will be cheap
  • They are Eco-Friendly.
  • Budget Friendly.
  • Reduces fuel crisis.
  • Control air, water, and sound pollution.

Here are some best four wheeler Electric vehicles available in Nepal

  • BYD E6: up to 400 kilometers (On full charge)
  • Reva e20 plus: up to 140 Kilometres(on full charge)
  • Soul Ev: up to 80 kilometers (on a full charge)

 

Robotics

Without Robotics our latest technology trends in Nepal will be incomplete. Robotics Related projects have been implemented on Nepal with combined efforts of RAN(Robot Association of Nepal), Engineers, Researchers, students, professors, and tech enthusiasts. By providing some workshops and pieces of training to school and college students we can influence them towards Robotics technology.

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Karkhana is one of the robotics institutions of Nepal. It has aimed to develop robots that can teach some subjects to school level students like maths, science etc.

The Local level NASA Space Apps challenge which was held in April 2018, was won by a video capturing robot. Developed by Karkhana Robotics institution.

You all know a few months back in March 2018, The first Humanoid Robot – Sofia from Saudi Arabia was brought in Kathmandu. Sofia was brought for an exhibition in Nepal.

Artificial Intelligence

Among the latest technology trends in Nepal, Artificial Intelligence is definitely one. Nowadays, AI is used in everywhere and everything. Recently Uber excited about driverless cars Amazon is likely to deliver its products via drone. These are the examples that help you to imagine the future scope of AI.

Nepalese engineers have done the pretty good job in AI and Robotics field. Fuse machine Nepal has established pioneer company for AI field in Nepal. This company provides the platform to IT scholars. AIDev Nepal is the popular Facebook group where researchers and developers talk about the possibility of AI.

Some companies that are working on AI products in Nepal:

Fusemachines Nepal

Technology Trends in Nepal

Technology Trends in Nepal

Among Nepali AI software company Fusemachines is the first one established with the mission to provide AI facilities. Their mission is to create intelligent software solutions to make life easier.

Paaila Technology

Paaila Technology is a newly established company that provides AI and Robotics services for your business. They have vertical integration of software and hardware expertise that includes computer vision, natural language processing, autonomous navigation, machine learning, artificial intelligence, fabrication,  and robotics.

Technology Trends in Nepal

Some AI services from Paaila Technology in Nepal:
  • Nepali Text to speech system.
  • Recommendation System.
  • Queries Answering system.
Some world-class Robots by Paaila Technology in Nepal:
  • Waiter service Robot.
  • Pari (Humanoid Robot)
  • Room Service Robot.

Wrapping up:

Bytheway, we have completed top 10 latest technology trends in Nepal. Importantly, if you have any queries then feel free to contact us. Leave your suggestions in the comment section below. Your suggestions would be highly appreciated. Stay happy stay cool.

Alsan Parajuli

Hi there, I am a student of BSC Science. I love tech and try to create unbiased content, keeping in mind that everything has their own good and bad as I am a tech enthusiast. Besides these, I love to travel and read novels when I am free.

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