WiMAX– the latest Internet technology in Nepal, has created hype in people for the Internet service to be ubiquitous and cheap. The need to have extra expensive WiMAX device for the computer, made people hesitant to buy the service. Some even claim that being a government owned company, Nepal Telecom services always lag good support, another reason for people restiveness. Though the service sale is taking its pace, there are some thing that people need to understand.
For the price of the WiMAX device (CPE), NT had made an Introductory offer of 50 percent discount in the packages for 3 month subscription to make up for the high initial cost of the CPE/modem. They have outsourced the device selling and support to a private firm which is responsible for selling, configuring the WiMAX CPE and support for different problems from Nepal Telecom Customer center opened in core parts of the city and being extended to other parts as well.
Currently there are three different types of CPE- Outdoor CPE, Indoor CPE and USB dongle. NT tells its customer that Outdoor CPE can work in 15 km from the Wimax tower, whereas Indoor CPE and USB dongle works for just 5 km and 2 km distance from the WiMAX Base station.
Updated price of the WiMAX tariff with the CPE devices (2017).
You need to pay a one time registration fee of Rs 200 for taking WiMAX account and service. Please visit Ntc counters, in Kathmandu visit Ntc Sundhara office for registration. You can get more information about coverage and availability of WiMAX in your place.
The list of CPE devices for WiMAX are:
- USB Dongle
- USB Modem
- Indoor CPE
- Outdoor CPE
Here is the price of WiMAX data packages with ODU, IDU and USB dongle.
WiMAX Data Packages with ODU and IDU
|SN||Package Validity||Volume||Package Price (Rs)||ODU(Rs.)||IDU(Rs.)|
|1||1 Month||10 GB||800||23,888||13,000|
|2||3 Months||30 GB||2,100||22,694||12,350|
|3||6 Months||100 GB||6,000||21,499||11,700|
|4||1 Year||200 GB||10,000||19,110||10,400|
|5||1 Year||500 GB||20,000||17,916||9,750|
|6||1 Year Corporate Pack||1 TB||35,000||9,555||5,200|
WiMAX Bundled Packages with USB Shuttle
|SN||Package Validity||Volume||Package Price (Rs)||USB Shuttle (Rs.)|
|1||1 Year||200 GB||10,000||3,560|
|2||1 Year||500 GB||20,000||FREE|
The above wimax tariff and costs are exclusive of all government taxes. So you need to pay more than that.