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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.
The list of CPE devices with price and range for WiMAX service is:
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.
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.
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.
|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|
|Package Validity||Price in NRs (without taxes)||Data Volume(GB)|
|1 Year Corporate Pack||35,000||2300|
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|
Here are the frequently asked questions about Nepal Telecom WiMAX internet service.
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).
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.
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.
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.
They have 10 GB to 1 TB volume package that costs at least Rs 800. ( more price details above).
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.
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.
Other Services that an operator can provide are VOIP Calls, Video Conferencing, telemedicine, and wholesale services to banks, government offices, or corporate houses.
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.