Ncell boosts 4G speeds in Nepal's Lumbini and Bagmati provinces

Ncell boosts 4G speeds in Nepal's Lumbini and Bagmati provinces

Nepali telco Ncell says it has boosted connectivity speeds for its 4G service in various districts of the Lumbini and Bagmati provinces as part of an ongoing drive to improve Quality of Service (QoS) for customers.

Ncell said that customers in the Bagmati districts of Chautara Sangachowk Gadhi, Indrasarowar, Manthali and Thaha now have faster 4G connections, as do customers in the districts of Bhumekasthan, Chandrakot, Malarani, Mathagadhi, Pyuthan, Rambha, Sandhikharka, Tansen and Tinau in Lumbini.

Those improvements follow earlier efforts in February to improve 4G connectivity in another 11 districts in Lumbini, as well as districts in the provinces of Madhesh and Gandaki.

Since launching its 4G service in Kathmandu Valley in June 2017, Ncell said it has since expanded 4G to all 77 districts in Nepal, covering over 92% of the country’s population.

According to the latest available figures from the Nepal Telecommunications Authority (NTA), Ncell had 6.88 million 4G subscribrs as of mid-October 2023 in terms of the Visitor Location Register (VLR), which works out to just over 54% market share.

Ncell said it remains committed to improving 4G service in different parts of the country and upgrading 4G capacity in its towers in various districts.

The telco also said that as QoS improves, more of its customers are using Ncell numbers for online banking transactions. Ncell also said retailers in remote areas like Terai use Ncell to receive transaction alerts for their digital wallets.

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