Nepal likely to see WiMAX soon!

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WiMAX Broadband logoNepal Telecommunication Authority (NTA) has written to the Nepalese Ministry of Communication and Information to allow the operation of Wireless Broadband internet – WiMAX in Nepalese sky.

WiMAX, the truly broadband telecom service – Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access, is a 4th generation mobile communication technology which is considered to be the next generation of mobile telephony and data services. High speed wireless internet is the ultimate portability based on microwave communication – the Line of Sight(LoS) Communications.

According to the NTA official Bhesraj Kandel , the Authority is recommending the Ministry to open the WiMAX service operation in order to increase the access of more people and the high speed internet. How the operation of WiMAX can be done by the providers and other necessary peripheral services associated with this broadband technology is soon to be out.

Once the Ministry grants, the Authority will ask for proposals from the service providers (ISPs and Telecomm Operators) for their intentions to provide WiMAX service in Nepal. This service can be used with data, voice, video – the topmost facilitates that a latest mobile technology can provide.

Due to wireless technology, WiMAX can easily be expanded to cover larger areas and larger number of users. The basic coverage of this Microwave LoS communication is around the radius of 50 KM from the service provider’s wave transmitting station BTS (Base Transceiver Station). This distance is enough to cover the whole of Kathmandu valley, even though the operating radius is around 10 KM in cities like Kathmandu. estimates that just one microwave tower would be sufficient for the valley if the WiMAX provider is operating at the normal mode of LoS technology. Just a few more towers are sufficient to cover the whole of Naya Nepal.

The rumors are with Ncell and other private ISPs who are interested in operating WiMAX broadband telephony communication technology. We are yet to see if the services are provided based on USIM (Universal SIM) cards or any other chips.

  1. Bijesh Amatya says

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  2. Divas says

    Broadlink WIFI is already in the stage of providing wifi connection…….wow.. I hope this would be cheap than NTC EDVO and ADSL.

    1. Prajanya says

      I am using Broadlink WIFI freely. It is all over kathmandu.

  3. Divas says

    but how to use…..when i try to connect my laptop shows connection problem…..but towers many max upto 5

    1. Jirr says

      sometime when i try to connect it, It shows connection problem, sometime No internet access.We have to wait for a minute when it says No internet access.

  4. Neerav Adhikari says

    I am waiting for WiMaX technology to be in sky of nepal. Lets hope that this service will be in nepal very soon.

  5. tech_lover says

    ..what kind of devices will support wimax? Will my mob. Will support it which is supposed 2 have wi-fi 802.11b/g

    1. Team TechSansar says

      WiMAX will have 802.11 compatibility and new adapter devices will support WiMAX natively. This is to say that all new Laptops and High-end mobile phones will do so.

  6. Grgbishwash says

    launch it very soon ……………

  7. Janak says

    I have again heard that they are deploying WiMax at large in Nepal; isn’t it the time they should focus on LTE rather than on WiMax?

  8. Askme says

    It is very sad to see the monopoly of NTC and lack of government role for any improvement in any sector or free healthy competition. This article (news) came in March 2010, after 2 years also we dont see any steps taken in this direction, I don’t know how long Nepali poor people have to pay very very high cost for Internet. Our neighbor India has one of the advanced telecom system with cheapest mobile and Internet rate in the world, yet we don’t improve ourselves or let others to come. Thanks Nepal government ( Ministry of Information & Tech) and NTC for making Nepali innocent people dream, while you keep your monopoly in the country as long as you wish.

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