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Nepal Telecom launches 4G in 60 cities of 37 districts

Nepal Telecom has officially launched the 4G network in 60 cities of 37 districts from Ashoj 15 Wednesday. As announced earlier, they have promised to deliver the high-speed data service to people before Dashain. Prime Minister himself inaugurated the Ntc 4G service by making a video conference call to the Chief Minister of all 7 provinces.  Find the Ntc 4G speed, technologies, Ntc 4G offer and Coverage areas below.

Nepal Telecom organized the 4G soft launch program in the capital, while a similar program was also held in each province. Earlier their 4G network was only available in Kathmandu and Pokhara, launched back in 2017. Now, they have expanded the 4G coverage to the main city areas of all provinces. Those areas have higher business prospects for Ntc as those cities have got higher business activity and higher population density.

Ntc MD in 4G launch

MoCIT Secretary/ Nepal Telecom Chairman Mr. Mahendra Man Gurung said that this expansion is not only for 4G but also be a base for the 5G network.

There was some technical glitch in mic performance during the video call. But the 4G speed test performed in the event overcome the flaw.

Ntc 4G launch by Prime Minister

NTC 4G speed

Nepal Telecom showed their 4G speed test through an app that showed the data speed of 234 Mbps downlink and 24 Mbps uplink. As per the industry standard, this data speed is higher than a normal 4G speed due to the advanced technologies. Some even go further to say this speed matches 4.5G mark but we shall only wait for the experience of 4G in those areas.

Ntc 4G launch speed

As we said early, a subscriber would not differentiate the data speed of higher than 15 Mbps as it would not affect their normal usage of browsing, streaming. We recommend people to use 4G and share their experience.

Expansion to whole Nepal

This current 4G expansion is possible with a new 4G LTE project, whose contract deal was made in February 2019. The new 4G LTE project had three separate projects among which the Core network is provided by ZTE Corporation. Similarly, for two of the radio network, CCSI HongKong is the supplier for Network 1 and Network 2 Projects.

Ntc 4G expansion

After this first expansion of 4G LTE, Nepal Telecom expects to expand 4G to all areas within Feb 2020 which is the one-year target date. As of now, only 111 sites are on-aired but Ntc targets to complete all 6700 sites with that target.

If the 4G expands as per their plan, we believe this Ntc 4G project will be a stepping-stone for the realization of the “Digital Nepal” concept.

As Ntc uses two spectrum bands 1800 MHz and 800 MHz for their 4G network, their data speed excels over 200 Mbps for the peak throughput which is the capacity of a single tower. This is possible with an advanced LTE feature called Carrier Aggregation. If it’s too technical for you, we would like to tell you that the average 4G speed you could get from Ntc is around 15 to 20 Mbps. The 800 MHz spectrum having better propagation characteristics will be good for the 4G expansion in rural areas where people are dispersed throughout the different villages, un-even terrains.

As per Ntc MD, Nepal Telecom will soon launch VoLTE service for advanced voice calls.

NTC 4G offer

The customer needs to have a 4G supporting SIM card and 4G supporting handset. To activate 4G in your SIM card, you need to dial *444#. If your SIM does not support 4G, they will tell you instantly and you need to change your SIM card to a new one by going to the NTC office. Nepal Telecom has made this SIM card replacement free of cost which is brought with Ntc Dashain offer 2076.

If you are registering your SIM for 4G for the first time, then you will get a data bonus of 200 MB that you can use for 2 days.

Similarly, here are the 4G specific packs, which provide 100% data bonus. These data packs can be used for all time duration.

  • 200 MB + 200 MB data at Rs 25 for 24 hours
  • 500 MB + 500 MB data at Rs 100 for 7 days
  • 1.5 GB + 1.5 GB data at Rs 240 for 28 days

You can subscribe the offer by dialing *1415#, select 4G offer (5) and choose your favorite pack in there.

Coverage Areas of Ntc 4G

Here is the list of 37 districts with Nepal Telecom 4G coverage.

Update: The list of district with Ntc 4G now reaches 37 with the addition of Siraha.

  1. Dhankuta
  2. Jhapa
  3. Morang
  4. Sunsari
  5. Bara
  6. Chitwan
  7. Dhading
  8. Dhanusha
  9. Dholakha
  10. Kavrepalanchowk
  11. Mahottari
  12. Makwanpur
  13. Nuwakot
  14. Parsha
  15. Ramechap
  16. Rasuwa
  17. Rautahat
  18. Sarlahi
  19. Sindhuli
  20. Baglung
  21. Kapilbastu
  22. Myagdi
  23. Nawalparasi
  24. Palpa
  25. Parbat
  26. Rupandehi
  27. Banke
  28. Bardiya
  29. Dang
  30. Surkhet
  31. Kailali
  32. Kanchanpur
  33. Tanahu
  34. Mustang
  35. Lamjung
  36. Saptari
  37. Siraha

Here are the 60 cities with Ntc 4G coverage. It includes Metropolitan, Sub-metro to newly formed municipalities.

  1. Bhimdatta
  2. Jhalari Pipladi
  3. Attariya
  4. Dhangadi
  5. Chaumala
  6. Masuriya
  7. Sukkhad
  8. Lamki
  9. Tikapur
  10. Surkhet
  11. Guleriya
  12. Kohalpur
  13. Nepalgunj
  14. Ghorahi
  15. Lamahi
  16. Tulsipur
  17. Beni
  18. Kusma
  19. Baglung
  20. Tansen
  21. Lumbini
  22. Bhairahwa
  23. Mangalapur
  24. Butwal
  25. Murgiya
  26. Sunwal
  27. Devdaha
  28. Parasi
  29. Bardaghat
  30. Bharatpur
  31. Tandi
  32. Sauraha
  33. Dhading
  34. Bidur
  35. Dhunche
  36. Banepa
  37. Dhulikhel
  38. Panauti
  39. Hetauda
  40. Simara
  41. Birgunj
  42. Kalaiya
  43. Charikot
  44. Manthali
  45. Sindhupalchowk
  46. Gaur
  47. Malangwa
  48. Jaleshwor
  49. Janakpur
  50. Dhankuta
  51. Dharan
  52. Itahari
  53. Inaruwa
  54. Biratnagar
  55. Damak
  56. Birtamod
  57. Chandragadi
  58. Besisahar
  59. Bhardaha
  60. Bastipur

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