There are over 1.85 crore 4G users in Nepal as per the latest NTA report. Among the users, majority of them are connected to the fourth-generation network of Nepal Telecom, and Ncell. Private operator Smart Cell takes a small cut of share in the advanced mobile broadband market in the country.
As per the Shrawan report, the total of LTE broadband users stand at 1 crore, 85 lakhs, 44 thousand, 4 hundred, and 50 subscribers. On a rare occasion, the total figure is a decline from the previous data. The Ashar report showed 1 crore, 85 lakh, 59 thousand, 5 hundred, and 22 users. That means the Nepali mobile network operators lost a slim 15 thousand and 72 users on the popular broadband network.
4G users in Shrawan, 2079
4G users in Ashar, 2079
In terms of the subscribers’ total, Nepal Telecom leads the 4G broadband with the highest customer base followed by private telco Ncell. Another privately-owned company Smart Cell’s number of total subscribers have been inconsistent in recent months.
NTA’s latest report shows Ntc adding 2 lakh, 52 thousand, 7 hundred, and 19 new users to its 4G LTE network. Till Shrawan, the government-backed telco registered 1 crore, 15 lakh, 50 thousand, 1 hundred, and 81 subscribers. The company also provides Voice over LTE (VoLTE) for HD voice calls to let users use both 4G broadband and calls simultaneously.
Smart Cell, continues to be inconsistent with its customer base total. The telco lost over 11 thousand 4G users in a single month and that brings its tally down to 1 lakh 34 thousand, 4 hundred, and 96 users.
At the moment, 4G is Nepal’s most reliable and efficient mobile broadband network but soon Nepal will embark on the next-generation cellular standard. Ntc is in advanced stage for its 5G trials that will herald a new mobile broadband revolution in the country. For now, 4G is our solution for mobile internet.