Worldlink, the leading ISP in Nepal, has launched the Photon Series 300Mbps internet. Currently, this is the highest bandwidth plan available for residential users in the country, overtaking the likes of CG Net’s 120Mbps and Vianet’s 100Mbps plans. Let’s take a look at the features, pricing, and availability of the WorldLink Photon Series 300Mbps internet plans.
Worldlink Photon Series Overview:
WorldLink is looking to create a major buzz in the country with this offering. On top of high bandwidth, the company is also using a mesh Wi-Fi network in your house/office.
But what’s mesh Wi-Fi?
Mesh Wi-Fi network consists of the main router that connects directly to your modem and a series of nodes around your house for full Wi-Fi coverage. So, this type of networking is mostly useful for multi-storeyed houses, offices, and such settings—rather than small homes.
The mesh ensures seamless Wi-Fi coverage across all parts of your home. With this, you can now connect with a single Wi-Fi network (SSID) across all locations without compromising on speed or signal strength. For this, Worldlink is using Nokia’s WiFi Beacon 1.1 router.
To note, mesh Wi-Fi is not a new technology. But it’s the first time we’re seeing an ISP promoting it in Nepal. While companies like CG Net, Subisu, Vianet, and others tout their speed, Worldlink’s concern towards maintaining a steady internet connection is definitely noteworthy.
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|With TV (3)||Without TV|
|300Mbps||1 month||Rs. 2,200||Rs. 2,100|
|3 months||Rs. 6,450||Rs. 6,150|
|12 months||Rs. 22,000||Rs. 21,000|
|One Time Charge||Price|
|1 month||3 months||12 months|
|Dual Band (ONU)||Rs. 2,500||Rs. 2,000||Free|
|Drop Wire||Rs. 500|
|Deposit (ONU)||Rs. 500|
|Smart Installation||Rs. 3,000|
To note, the term “Smart Installation” refers to the company’s service for proper router/node installation to ensure a strong Wi-Fi connection across every nook and cranny of your house. To make the most out of the mesh Wi-Fi network, placement of the main router and accompanying nodes have to be identified through proper inspection of the location.
Beacon 1.1 installation
As expected, Worldlink levies a separate charge for each Beacon router deployed on the site. The prices mentioned below are when using up to 2 Beacon 1.1 routers. If your location needs additional ones, then it’s going to cost an additional NPR 8,000 for each Beacon 1.1.
|For every Beacon 1.1||Price|
|1 month||3 months||12 months|
|Beacon 1.1 Rental||Rs. 4,000||Rs. 3,000||Rs. 2,000|
|Beacon 1.1 Deposit||Rs. 2,500|
Furthermore, apart from the 3 TV connections that come bundled in the package, you can add to it as well. But of course, extra STB connections incur extra charges.
|Additional NetTV connections||Price|
|Secondary STB activation||Rs. 2,000|
|Secondary STB deposit||Rs. 500|
Worldlink Photon Series: Available locations
As of now, the Worldlink’s Photon Series 300Mbps internet plans are available in 20 different locations inside Kathmandu Valley. These include Battisputali, New Baneshwor, Dhungedhara, Gatthaghar, Sallaghari, Baluwatar, Pepsicola, Koteshwor, Manbhawan, Sitapaila, Dholahiti, Kalimati, Bansbari, Kirtipur, Satungal, Kaldhara, Bouddha, Banepa, Balaju, Imadol, and Kapan.
- Meanwhile, check out our hands-on review of CG Net.