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NTA calls for global tenders to launch satellite

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Nepal Telecommunication Authority has invited expression of interest from international firms to take responsibility for launching Nepal’s own satellite in the orbital slots allocated by International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The eligible international firms are required to submit EOI by 21 November 2016. ITU allocated the orbital slot to Nepal in 1984 but the government has failed to utilise it so …

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NT receives licence to operate 4G service

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Nepal Telecom has received a go-ahead to launch 4G service adopting technology neutrality. Nepal Telecommunication Authority has approved NT’s proposal to operate the 4G service on Sunday. NTA has asked NT to submit the details of roll-out plan regarding the service. Nepal Telecom will be able to provide the service to the customers once NTA approves the roll-out plan of …

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NTA, NT sign agreement to lay optical fiber along Midhills highway

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An agreement has been signed between Nepal Telecommunication Authority and Nepal Telecom to lay optical fiber along Midhills highway from ChiyoBhanjyang of Panchthar district to Arughat of Gorkha district. NTA will provide the necessary funds for the project utilizing Rural Telecommunication Development Fund. Chairman of NTA, Digambher Jha and Managing Director of NT Kamini Rajbandari signed the agreement. As per …

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How to find the lost phone?

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A mobile phone is our 24-hour companion and no one wants it to lose it. But sometimes such unfortunate things do happen to us. So we need to be prepared for the worst. If you ever lose your phone you needn’t contact your network provider to retrieve it. In other cases when you lost your valuable object, you go to …

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UTL receives basic telephone service license

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United Telecom Limited (UTL) has received a unified license (also known as basic telephone service license) from NTA (Nepal Telecommunication Authority), which allows it to expand GSM mobile services nationwide. UTL has been awarded the basic telephone service license after it cleared all its outstanding dues. The government had introduced the provision of unified license publishing a notice in 2012 …

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NTA collects Rs 20 billion license renewal fee

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The Nepal Telecommunications Authority (NTA) has collected a total of Rs 20 billion license renewal fee from two major telecom companies Nepal Telecom (NT) and Ncell. The fee was paid by the two companies in the last four fiscal years in Rs 2.5 billion annual installment basis. By the last fiscal year 2015-16, the two major telecom companies had cleared …

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National Broadband master plan proposes to bring in new telecom company

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Nationwide broadband to be available by 2020 National Broadband master plan prepared by Nepal Telecommunication Authority has proposed to bring in new telecom company to secure a more competitive telecommunications sector. It has stated that current state of duopoly of Nepal Telecom and Ncell which hold 95% of total market share is not likely to produce the good outcomes for …

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Half of the population connected to internet

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Reports show half of population has connected to internet. The latest Management Information Report (MIS) published by NTA, shows that internet penetration rate has reached 50.11% by Mid March 2016. And mobile internet has crucial role in attaining this accomplishment. The report shows there are 12. 74 million data subscribers in the country. In March 2016, the figure of internet penetration …

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NT and Ncell apply for 4G service

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State-owned Nepal Telecom and privately owned Ncell have applied for the launch of 4G service from the existing 1800 Mhz bandwidth. Ncell submitted the application seeking for permit for 4G service operation on Sunday while NT submitted on Monday. After the amendment of Radio Frequency Policy, Nepal Telecommunications Authority (NTA) has allowed to upgrade their services based on technology neutrality. …

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Nepal adopts technology neutrality in Telecom

Nepal adopts technology neutrality in Telecom

After a long process finally Nepal adopts technology neutrality in Telecom. Nepal Telecommunication Authority, Nepalese telecom regulator has finally adopted the concept of technology neutrality in the newly amended policy, Radio Frequency Policy(Pricing and Distribution0 2073, allowing telecommunication service providers to start 4G service. It had been the talk of the town for more than a month. With this provision, service …

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Radio Frequency Policy (pricing and distribution) 2073 unveiled

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The government has unveiled amended frequency policy, Radio Frequency Policy (pricing and distribution) 2073. The amended policy has incorporated provisions of technology neutrality, spectrum re-farming, merger and acquisition, TV White space, opening permit for broadband internet based on Radio Frequency. With The amendment, it has paved the way for service providers to launch 4G service. Service providers can upgrade to …

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NTA speeds up work on amendment of Frequency Policy

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In a bid to roll out 4G service within this fiscal year, Nepal Telecommunication Authority (NTA) is sending amendment proposal on Frequency Policy to Radio Frequency Policy Determination Committee within this week. Once the proposal gets approved by the committee, NTA will be providing 4G spectrum to service providers. The proposal includes fixing spectrum band, modality, price and other legal …

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11 million Nepalese have access to Internet

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According to Management Information Systems (MIS) report published by Nepal Telecommunications Authority (NTA), internet saturation in the country has stretched 44.11 percent. There are a total of 11,687,819 Internet subscribers as of November 2015.

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