03 March 2021
Nepales watchdog Nepal Telecommunications Authority (NTA) has determined the 5G frequency, setting the wheels in motion for expansion of 5G service country-wide.
According to reports, the board approved the frequency identified by the National Frequency Management Forum under the Authority.
Spokesperson for NTA, Meen Prasad Aryal, was quoted as saying that a proposal has been presented to the National Radio Frequency Policy Determination Committee for the approval of 5G frequency so determined.
He said, based on recommendation made by the Forum, the frequencies – 700, 900, 2300 and 2600 megahertz (MHz) bands under the low band; 3300, 3400, 3600 and 4100 MHz under the medium band, and 26 gigahertz band under the high band – are all included in the list.
However, it remains unclear whether or not service-providers will be allocated the frequencies will be fixed only after the decision of the National Radio Frequency Policy Determination Committee.
The NTA had previously given the responsibility of conducting a study for the expansion of 5G to the National Frequency Management Forum under the co-ordination of NTA Board Member Mani Chaulagain.