Ncell the largest private telecom of Nepal, has got the green signal to launch 4G technology. The Nepal Telecommunication Authority has given permission to start 4G service.
However, no additional frequency will be provided, the company is limited to 1800 and 900 Megahertz bandwidth, said Digambar Jha, Chairman, NTA. The company can use both bandwidths as per their ease and necessity. Though, the company has demanded additional frequency, which is still pending.
Before, the Ncell has planned to provide service in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Damauli, in the first phase. Biratnagar, Butwal, Bhairahawa, in the second phase.
What is 4G?
Simply, Fourth Generation (4G) is the telecom voice and data service, like 1G, 2G or 3G. The main difference between them is that the 4G can deliver the data faster any other generation technology. Loosely speaking, 4G is around five times faster than existing 3G services. Theoretically, it can provide download speeds of up to 100Mbps but you won’t achieve this in real-world use.