After Ntc and Ncell, Smart cell has also launched 4G here in Nepal. Like with the two big operators, the Smart cell 4G was available in two cities, Kathmandu and Pokhara in the first stage. As known, they will extend the 4G coverage to other cities.
Smart Cell 4G is available in those cities from Sunday. Even if the network is there, it will take some time to make 4G run smoothly in all parts as they need to test more with the real customers. So, we can say it is the soft launch of Smart cell 4G.
Smart cell 4G frequency band.
As Smart telecom got the technology neutrality license in 1800 MHz, they are operating in the same frequency band 1800 MHz. So, if you want to use their 4G, you need to have a smartphone with 4G support in the 1800 MHz frequency band. If you want to use 4G with USB dongle, you also need to make sure of the operating frequency band for it as well.
Smart cell claims that there is currently not much difference in internet speeds of 3G and 4G with other operators. But with their 4G, they claim they will make the customer feel the real difference in internet speed. So, we can say that Smart cell has the highest speed in Nepal. As they say, they have used 10 MHz of bandwidth for 4G LTE, it could be the highest speed 4G. Ntc and Ncell have only used 5 MHz of bandwidth for 4G LTE.
The theoretical maximum speed of Smart 4G is known to be 70 Mbps downlink and 30 Mbps up-link. But the real experience will be lesser than that, which actually depends on the signal received and the no. of subscribers in the same 4G tower. As Smart cell has lower no of subscribers, we can say the experience will be better than Ntc and Ncell. We can expect speeds of around 20 Mbps download with Smart cell, which is a really nice speed we must say. When no of subscribers goes up, the speed of 4G will go down. Still, it will be better than the NTC and Ncell.
After the launch in two cities, they will extend smart cell 4G in more cities. Tell us how do you find Smart Cell 4G speed.