Nepal Telecom and China Telecom Global has established a connection by laying optical fiber cables between Kerung in China and Rasuwagadi in Nepal, about 50 km (30 miles) north of Kathmandu. Nepal Telecom has laid the fibre to Rasuwagadhi from Kathmandu via Dhading and Rasuwa district. China Telecom, in three and a half years, build 820-kilometer-long optical cable on the plateau at an average altitude of 4,000 meters. Though natural calamities caused delay in execution process, the connection was established and launched its services, ending Nepal’s dependency on Indian telecom companies for access to the worldwide web. After both countries got connected with optical fiber cable through Kerung-Rasuwagadhi point, they have signed deal on providing internet services through cross border cable route.