But Ncell will be wary of issuing new numbers. Because when issuing SIM cards to districts, the company ends up distributing more than is in demand. This also leads to more SIM cards being created than its sought in the market.
Traditionally, SIM cards only went inside mobile phones, mostly in Nepal at least. But these days, the Internet of Things (IoT) has also started. Many devices also require SIM cards to operate with an internet connection. This will soar the demand for them in the future. Ncell is also considering that while seeking for new SIM number range.
Besides, many mobile phone users stop using their SIM cards for long. Such SIM cards will not operate after such period and the operator recycles them for a new customer, after 1 year of crossing the validity period. Check: NTA increases SIM recycle period to 1 year
Ntc, Ncell’s immediate competitor has also begun selling SIM cards in the 97 range which was originally meant for CDMA R-UIM cards. Now, the private telco will also start with a new range.