National telecoms regulator the Nepal Telecommunications Authority (NTA) has published its latest market observatory report for the month of Chaitra, 2068 (15 March – 14 April, 2012) showing that the total number of mobile lines in the country stood at 14.498 million at the end of the period, up from 14.215 million at mid-March. Data published in the NTA’s Management Information System report shows that at that date overall teledensity (fixed and mobile) stood at 61.42% (up from 60.34% a month earlier and 56.46% at mid-December 2011), with mobile accounting for the lion’s share – or 54.46% – of lines.