Finally, 4G has been made available for Nepal Telecom prepaid and post-paid users .To activate: Dial *444#NOTE:On activating 4G, one will get free data subscription of 4GB for 4 days. *1GB/day.
For More Info Contact your nearest Nepal Telecom Office Or Call : 1498
NT had launched 4G service in the beginning of 2017. Around 50,000 NT postpaid service subscribers have switched to 4G service.NT, on October 21 2016, received permission to operate 4G service in Kathmandu and Pokhara from January 1,2017. Since then, NT has been conducting tests of the 4G service in both the places. During these tests, NT had, however, found that 4G service was inaccessible in Apple devices powered by iOS, a mobile operating system created and developed by the US smartphone maker.This means users of iPhone and iPad may not be able to use 4G service for the time being.Telecom operators all around the world must sign an agreement with Apple to enable their customers to use devices such as iPhone and iPad on their networks. NT apparently has not entered into such a deal.The agreement basically allows a telecom company to synchronize its network with Apple devices that run on iOS, paving the way for iPhone and iPad users to use 4G service on its network.NT has said it has already requested the American smartphone maker to enable the ‘location code’. While NT is all set to launch 4G service, Ncell, a privately-owned cell phone service provider, has not obtained permission to do so. The NTA is yet to extend the permission to Ncell, although both the telecom companies had formally sought permission in July to launch 4G service from the existing frequency of 1800 Mhz.
As part of the preparations for launching 4G service, the telecom giant had upgraded 308 of its Base Transceiver Station (BTS) towers in the Kathmandu Valley and 25 stations in Pokhara. The upgraded network allows consumers to use data at speeds of up to 32.4 Mbps. NT aims to eventually raise it to 100 Mbps. The Nepal Telecommunications Authority (NTA) has authorized NT to offer 4G service with a bandwidth of 5 Mhz from the 1800 Mhz frequency band. NT has asked the regulator for another 5 Mhz bandwidth to increase the speed to 100 Mbps.
Once the pilot phase is completed, NT aims to launch the service in 15 municipalities in the first phase. The expansion will be based on the scale of demand and supply. The telecom service provider is of the view that people in remote places might not be in need of 4G service or may not want to pay more to get faster connectivity. As per the latest report prepared by the NTA, the state-owned telecommunication service provider has 13,536,114 GSM subscribers. The report states that the company has 7,504,457 internet service users using GPRS, EDGE and WCDMA technologies. There are 13.74 million internet service subscribers using these technologies across the country, according to the NTA’s data.