While the rest of the world is hyped up about the advent of 5G, we have to happy about news like this. This is the type of news that gets me excited and gets me down at the same time. Ncell, one of the two largest telecommunications company in Nepal, has expanded its 4G service in over 1,000 plus locations across the country, further widening the coverage of Nepal’s widest 4G network.
Ncell on Sunday (June 2) announced that it broaden its 4G network coverage, connecting all 7 Provinces and making the service available to people living in over 1,000 locations nationwide. Most of all cities and locations beyond urban centers will also now benefit from mobility access to modern high-speed connectivity.
“We are delighted to announce the successful and ongoing extension of our 4G connectivity across the nation to including areas beyond cities, ensuring access to modern mobile broadband connectivity to all our customers,” said Andy Chong, acting CEO of Ncell.
“We are confident Ncell’s 4G network will contribute towards the Government’s Digital Nepal Framework as announced in the budget for the next fiscal year and is aligned with the National Broadband Policy which focuses on broadband infrastructure and increasing access to high-speed internet services.”
All Ncell customers possessing 4G SIM (U-SIM) and using a 4G compatible handset can use the 4G service which offers better bandwidth and lower latency than 3G, enabling customers to use applications seamlessly on mobile devices, provide real-time sharing of large files and media streaming, including immediate delivery of time-sensitive data.
Ncell customers who have not upgraded their SIM to 4G SIM yet can easily acquire Ncell’s 4G SIM with the same mobile number at just Rs 1 by visiting nearby Ncell Centre. With the SIM upgrade, which can be done simply by furnishing original document (citizenship certificate or driving license), the customers will also receive 1GB of 4G data with a validity of 7 days for free that can be used during the day (5 AM to 5 PM).
Two years ago on June 1, 2017, the company had launched 4G first in Kathmandu Valley including Nagarkot, Banepa and Dhulikhel. The service coverage which was available in 21 cities since 2018 has now been made accessible in over 1,000 locations including Biratnagar, Itahari, Janakpur, Bharatpur, Bhairahawa, Butwal, Baglung, Nepalgunj, Tulsipur, Tamghas, Palpa, Krishnanagar, Bardibas, Rajbiraj, Malangwa, and Dhankuta, among others.
Within two years of the 4G launch, the service has been expanded in 44 districts as part of the company’s commitment to expanding the 4G/LTE in different parts of the country.
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