KATHMANDU, January 7: Ncell Private Ltd. has expanded its fourth generation (4G)/long term evolution (LTE) service in two more cities - Lahan of Siraha and Dhangadhi of Kailali district, further expanding coverage of the country’s widest 4G network. The company is launching the high-speed mobile broadband in these cities from Sunday.
All Ncell customers possessing 4G SIM (U-SIM) with 4G compatible handset in Lahan and Dhangadhi will be able to enjoy the 4G service and reap benefits of opportunities it brings from Sunday. With this expansion, Ncell’s 4G coverage has now reached 21 cities and made the service accessible to over 15% population.
“We are very much delighted to announce introduction of 4G service in Lahan and Dhangadhi, bringing more people into access of new technology-based high-speed mobile connectivity,” said Pranay Acharya, corporate services director of Ncell. “By making the 4G service accessible to more than 15% of the population, we have been able to swiftly deliver on what we have committed, contributing towards the goals of National Broadband Policy and Digital Nepal.”
The company had launched 4G first in Kathmandu Valley including Nagarkot, Banepa and Dhulikhel on June 1, 2017. Ncell 4G is currently available in cities including Pokhara, Damauli, Biratnagar, Birtamode, Damak, Dharan, Bharatpur, Hetauda, Birjung, Bhairahawa, Butwal and Nepalgunj, Kohalpur and Birendranagar.
Ncell customers who have not upgraded their SIM to 4G SIM yet can easily acquire 4G SIM with a same mobile number at just Re 1 by visiting nearby Ncell Center. With the SIM upgrade, which can be done simply by furnishing original document (citizenship certificate or driving license), the customers will also receive 1GB 4G data with validity of 3 days for free.
That is not all. Ncell 4G customers can also enjoy ‘Buy 1 Get 1 Free’ offer, under which customers buying any data pack get equivalent volume of 4G data as bonus that can be used on 4G network. Along with this, customers can also enjoy 30 days of free Yonder Music, which is an extensive digital library of over 20 million songs including 15,000 Nepali songs, by simply dialing *324#. Customers can check if their SIM is 4G by sending SMS to 324 typing Q.
4G/LTE connectivity empowers ICT industry, technopreneurs, media and other industries, contributing to put the economy on higher growth trajectory, besides enhancing better customer experience. It offers better bandwidth, lower latency and improves spectrum efficiency, enabling customers to use more applications on mobile devices, provide real-time sharing of large files and media streaming, and immediate delivery of time-sensitive data.
The company is further planning and testing 4G service in other cities to expand 4G/LTE in other parts of the country as well so that more areas have access to 4G and people are able to reap its benefits. Apart from increasing access to 4G, Ncell plans to continue to bring more exciting offers to the customers, so that they could benefit from the fast and widest 4G network coverage.