5G technology is the next generation of mobile networking, promising faster speeds, lower latency, and greater capacity compared to its predecessor, 4G. 5G technology has the potential to revolutionize the way we communicate and access information, enabling a wide range of new applications and services such as self-driving cars, remote surgery, and virtual reality experiences.
Nepal Telecom, a government-owned mobile service provider, will be conducting a trial of 5G technology in the Babarmahal and Sundhara areas of Kathmandu. This marks an important milestone for Nepal as it begins to explore the possibilities of this new technology. The trial follows almost two years of planning and obtaining permission from the Nepal Telecommunication Authority, the regulatory body responsible for overseeing telecommunications in Nepal. The authority has provided a frequency of 2600 MHz for use in the trial, which will allow Nepal Telecom to test the capabilities of 5G technology and gather data to inform future commercial deployment.
During the trial period, customers will be able to access 5G service at no cost. This will provide an opportunity for users to experience the benefits of 5G firsthand and provide valuable feedback to Nepal Telecom as it prepares to roll out the service for commercial use. After the trial is complete, Nepal Telecom intends to use the results to launch 5G service for commercial use throughout all seven provinces of Nepal.
The adoption of 5G technology has the potential to bring significant benefits to Nepal, including improved connectivity, faster internet speeds, and the ability to support a wide range of new applications and services. While the technology is still in the early stages of deployment, Nepal Telecom’s trial is an important step towards realizing the potential of 5G and positioning the country as a leader in the adoption of this transformative technology.