Nepal Telecom to pilot 5G internet in Nepal

Nepal Telecom central office
Nepal Telecom central office

Kathmandu, March 28

The government has decided to let the Nepal Telecommunications Company (commonly known as Nepal Telecom) carry out a test about the use of 5G internet technology in Nepal.

After the piloting, the government will give the company a licence for the commercial use of the 5G technology.

A recent meeting of the Radio Frequency Determination Committee headed by Communications and Information Minister Parbat Gurung decided to begin the piloting with the government-run company. However, the committee is yet to decide which frequencies the company will use for the test.

Now, the telecommunications regulator, Nepal Telecommunications Authority, will make other decisions in this regard, informs Communications Secretary Hari Prasad Basyal.

The authority’s chairperson Purushottam Khanal says the company will be given frequencies based on how the company experiments its use.

Meanwhile, the authority also says it has launched a project to study appropriate frequencies, investment and trade potentials, needful infrastructures and regulation of the 5G technology among others.

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