NT launches 4G service

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Nepal Telecom (NT) has launched the fourth generation (4G) telecom service from today.

Minister for Information and Communications Surendra Bahadur Karki inaugurated the 4G service amid a program at Soaltee Hotel today.

The government-owned telecommunication service provider has informed that now its customers can use the internet at 32.4mbps with the launch of 4G service. It further informed that preparations are underway to increase the speed of internet up to 80 mbps.

A technician at NT said that the Telecom has allowed such services to only some SIM card holders that were issued recently only as it was not reasonable to verify all SIM cards that were distributed to its clients.

“One needs to acquire 4G-compatible SIM cards to benefit from this service,” he said, “All SIM cards of Telecom that have been distributed are not 4G-compatible.”

According to him, 4G services cannot be used in those SIM cards that were distributed 4 years ago, and that the Telecom will upgrade those SIM cards. 

Meanwhile, the Assistant Spokesperson of the Telecom Sobhan Adhikari informed that the Telecom has decided to announce the details about the upgrading of these SIM cards on Sunday.

NT has said that the 4G service is available in 5 lakh SIM cards that are distributed until now.The service is an enhanced form of 2G and 3G  internet services currently available in Nepal. This service is 10 times faster than 3G service.

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