Ncell, Nepal’s leading private telecom operator, is preparing to launch 5G services in the country. Mr. Andy Chong, the CEO of Ncell, said at an event that the company is awaiting frequency spectrum from the Nepal Telecommunications Authority (NTA) in order to conduct a 5G trial.
Ncell is getting ready to launch its 5G service.
Ncell is preparing to launch 5G service in Nepal, according to Chong. Ncell is now waiting for the government to release 5G spectrum so that it can begin a 5G trial in major cities.
“The most important thing for 5G in Nepal is whether the market is ready for 5G service yet,” Chong said, expressing his concern about commercialization. According to him, Ncell is conducting research to find out.
The CEO of Ncell also wants the government to help extend mobile broadband to all parts of the world. He went on to say that the hefty tax imposed on telecom services would have a major effect on the Nepali telecom industry.
As agreed by the government, Nepal Telecom, a government-owned company, will receive the necessary frequency spectrum from NTA free of charge. It means Nepal Telecom will use the provided spectrum to begin a free year-long 5G trial.
Ncell has submitted an application for 5G spectrum, but the NTA has yet to determine whether or not to include it. Ncell had previously taken part in a spectrum auction for the 900 and 2100 MHz frequency bands. NTA has not been able to offer the spectrum to Ncell, nor have they decided on a 5G spectrum.
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This article has been sourced from NepaliTelecom.com.