KATHMANDU, Jan 18: Nepal Telecom (NT) is going to launch 4G service even for GSM prepaid mobiles from February 4.
The Telecom which launched 4G services for postpaid mobiles from January 1 is going to start the service even for GSM prepaid mobiles over the 1800 MHz band in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
Managing Director of Nepal Telecom, Kamini Rajbhandari said, ‘‘NT will expand 4G service for prepaid mobiles from February 4 on the occasion of Telecom’s anniversary.
The 4G services will be extended across the country within a year. ’’ Speaking at the Legislature-Parliament, Rajbhandari said the 4G services have become popular already with the number of subscribers hitting 41,000 within 15 days.
However, i-Phone-6 and i-Phone 7 do not support 4G service. i-Phone users were deprived of using 4G service as Apple did not support it. Rajbhandari said, ‘‘we have already asked the CEO of i-Phone to allow iOS devices to operate on the 4G network. We have expected to get a good response soon.’’
Telecom is planning to extend 4G service across the country within a year after completing all the procedures.
According to Rajbhandari, Telecom will re-start callers’ ring back tone as the service had been halted.