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Detailed Information about Ntc WiMAX Wireless Internet

WiMAX- the wireless access technology in Nepal for high-speed internet has been launched by Nepal Telecom from Chaitra 14, 2069 to general users. NTC expanded WiMAX service coverage to 49 districts of the country but it seems there are limitations in the availability now. Let’s find the detailed information about WiMAX technology, speed, offer, and price of CPE below.

WiMAX is a new generation internet technology that can provide a maximum speed of tens of Mbps but it depends on the frequency bandwidth used and signal strength at your place but NT ensures a minimum of 256 Kbps to its customers.

To access the service, you need to have a separate WiMAX device (CPE-Customer Premises Equipment) connected to USB of your computer or your mobile/computer may already have the WiMAX support.

They have outsourced the device selling and support to a private firm that is responsible for selling, configuring the WiMAX CPE and support for different problems from Nepal Telecom Customer center.

The need to have an extra expensive WiMAX device 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’s restiveness.

Price and range of different types of CPE.

The list of CPE devices with price and range for WiMAX service is:

  • USB Dongle: Rs 5000: Range: 2 Km
  • USB Modem: Rs 7000: Range: 3 km
  • Indoor CPE: Rs 12,000: Range: 5 km
  • Outdoor CPE: Rs 19,000: Range: 15 km

There may be some offers on the cost of the outdoor CPE, as the 50% offer on the outdoor CPE on the subscription of a 1-year package. You can also find the bundled pack with CPE below.

How to subscribe WiMAX?

To buy WiMAX internet service, you need to visit Ntc and confirm the availability of the WiMAX signal at your place. If confirmed, you can fill a form, pay the charges, get the device, and ask for support to install and use WiFi internet. The registration fee for Nepal Telecom Wimax internet service is Rs 200.

If WiMax internet is not available, you can check for Ntc ADSL or FTTH fiber internet in your place.

Wimax Coverage

Here is the coverage area of WiMAX inside the country (click the picture to enlarge). But due to the interference issue, the coverage of WiMAX service might be limited.

So we would like to request you to contact Nepal Telecom for the actual coverage. They have also planned not to invest more in their WiMAX coverage extension.

Ntc WiMAX coverageNepal Telecom WiMAX packages

Here are the different offers in Nepal Telecom WiMAX internet service.
Wimax offer
NRs Validity
Unlimited internet with speed up to 512 Kbps, for Private users. 1500 30 Days
Unlimited internet with speed upto 512 Kbps, for Rural Municipality. 1000 30 Days

Volume-based Wimax packages

Package Validity Price in NRs (without taxes) Data Volume(GB)
15 days 500 10
1 Month 1,000 20
3 Months 3,000 70
6 Months 6,000 175
1 Year 12,000 500
1 Year 20,000 1000
1 Year Corporate Pack 35,000 2300

Bundled WiMAX package

In this bundled package, you will get 1 year of WiMAX internet together with the USB dongle for free.

Package Validity Price NRs without taxes Volume
1 Year 6,000 250 GB

Check out: Best Internet Service providers in Nepal | Offers and Price

FAQs about Ntc Wimax

Here are the frequently asked questions about Nepal Telecom WiMAX internet service.

What is WiMax? What is the difference between WiMAX and Wi-Fi?

Wimax is a Wireless Broadband Access technology for data communication and can provide up to 40 Mbps max speed. WiMax Network is for Wide Area Network (WAN) whereas Wi-fi is just a Wireless LAN (Local Area Network).

How can we use Wimax for fast Internet?

You need to have a WiMax CPE/Modems or a WiMax USB dongle, connected to your Laptop/PC to get the service. There are some WiMax supporting handsets/Smartphones and even laptops but they are not quite popular.

Is NT the sole provider of Wimax in Nepal?

As NTA provided the WiMax frequency spectrum in 2.3 GHz to Nepal Telecom for free, they are the first ones to launch the service. But once the license and frequency are auctioned to the private ISPs by NTA, they will also be providing the service.

What is the price of WiMax CPE/Modems in Nepal?

It depends on the sensitivity, indoor/ outdoor, and the Wireless speed that connects between CPE/Modem to Computer. But a normal one costs around Rs 5000.

What is the tariff of the WiMAX Internet in Nepal Telecom?

They have 10 GB to 1 TB volume package that costs at least Rs 800. ( more price details above).

Is Wimax available in the whole of Nepal (from Terai to the Mountainous Regions)?

Nepal Telecom is operating WiMax in different parts of the country. Yes, some of the mountainous regions also have this WiMAX coverage but you need to check with NTC.

What is the speed that end-users get from Ntc WiMax?

The speed of the internet service depends on the distance from the WiMAX base stations. Now the operator is providing data packages of broadband, which is at speeds of 512 kbps.

What are the other services WiMax can provide other than internet service?

Other Services that an operator can provide are VOIP Calls, Video Conferencing, telemedicine, and wholesale services to banks, government offices, or corporate houses.

What is the best alternative to Ntc WiMax service?

The best alternative to Ntc Wimax service depends on the availability of other internet technologies at your place. If fiber internet is available, you can select the fiber based ISP’s internet. If you do not have the fiber, you can check if ADSL is there. Otherwise, you need to go for 4G based wireless broadband service from either Ntc or Ncell. Ntc calls it 4G Wireless home broadband service or Namaste Wifi. Similarly, Ncell calls the broadband service as Wirefree+ homenet Wifi.

How can we check the balance and validity of Nepal Telecom WiMAX internet?

You can check the balance and validity of WiMAX internet service by sending a message VL*NTWIMAXxxxxxxxxx to 1415 (where xxxx represents the customer id of the Wimax service). Read more about the balance/validity check process for all internet service in Nepal Telecom.

We recommend you to check How to connect WiFi internet at home in Nepal.

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