June 3, 2014: NT publishes the GSM network upgrade plan for the coming week in Banepa and Sindhupalchowk. Nepal Telecom- the state owned telecom operator has recently upgraded its GSM network in Dhading, Rasuwa and Nuwakot. The network upgrade in other areas has got a positive feedback from the customers due to good voice quality and fast internet with 3G. According to NT, customers can now enjoy speeds in Mbps from HSDPA and HSPA+ technology (shown H and H+ in the side of signal level) which is currently available in the city and highway areas, but known to extend to all of the areas within this year. In the notice published in national dailies, NT even notifies its customers of possible network outage in those areas during the upgrade, and requests them to switch off/on the mobile at least once. But if the problem persists, they have put a hotline number 1498 for receiving customer complains.
After this upgrade, NT is known to swap the existing GSM network in Dolakha, Ramechap with a upgraded towers (containing 3G in the city areas).
Here are the areas of the network upgrade for this week starting from Tuesday (June 3, 2014).