February 16, 2006

Nepal govt lifts restrictions on mobile phones

Nepal's royal government on Thursday lifted the remaining restrictions on mobile phones, weeks after shutting down services to try to prevent dissidents from organising anti-government protests, reports The Times of India.

"The decision of Nepal Telecom Ltd., the state-owned monopoly in cellular phone services, to resume prepaid mobile phone services today came after a court sought an explanation from the government for restricting the use of mobile phones."

This is not the first time this government has cut off communications. Related articles:

-- Nepal. Phones cut off as police arrest activists

-- Nepal re-starts mobile phone service

-- Nepalese learn life without cell phones

-- Did Nepal violate Vienna Convention?

-- Limited two-way phone service in Nepal

-- Nepal remains cut off from the world

Related incidents in other countries:

-- Frequency blocking devices installed in North Korea

-- Cell phones jammed at Bush inauguration?

-- Indian government orders SMS jam to avoid outbreak during religious festival

-- Cellphone networks in Mumbai disabled their SMS service

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