Nepal Telecom has proposed WiMAX tariff to NTA, to launch the high speed internet service in Kathmandu this Dashain. Last week we had posted a news regarding the testing of WiMAX in Kathmandu and we even posted the tariff to be Rs 800 for 5GB volume based package, as known from the sources. Today Nagariknews reports the new proposed tariff to be volume based only and its divided over two different speeds 256 Kbps and 512 Kbps, quoting a Manager at Nepal Telecom. The data volume is said to range from 5GB to 30 GB, in the two speeds for which the price goes from Rs 650 to Rs 2700 respectively.
Here is the proposed tariff for WiMAX.
Out of 50 base stations to be operational in Kathmandu, NT had already installed 35 base stations and currently being tested.
Though NT has already pact a deal for the billing system with Asia Info, it takes time for the billing system to be available so they are going to launch the Service with Usha communications Billing Software, that is being used for their ADSL service.
As WiMax allows users to have high speed internet service without having to rely on telephone or Optical fibre cables, We believe it will be more popular in remote areas where it will be the only one option to get wireless broadband there. The Wi-fi hotspot availability of the service with WiMax will be a sure-shot hit due to ubiquitous nature of Wi-fi in smartphones, tabs/pads and Laptops. To find more about WiMAX in Nepal Telecom, see the previous posts. WiMAX currently being tested in Kathmandu. FAQs about WiMAX in Nepal.