Nepal Telecom's 4G application approved

06 Oct 2016

State-owned operator Nepal Telecom has become the nation's first operator to secure approval to deploy a 4G service.

Regulator the Nepal Telecommunications Authority has asked the operator to submit a detailed 4G rollout plan before the license is formally issued, the Himalayan Timesreported.

The proposal will need to include a detailed work plan, including the location and date the operator plans to use to commence the service.

Nepal Telecom has previously indicated that the operator plans to roll out services within two months of securing approval.

But the regulator has deferred the decision whether to approve the allocation of a license to private operator Ncell due to undisclosed reasons.

As expected, the application of a third 4G hopeful, Smart Telecom, has been rejected due to failing to meet certain required criteria.

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