Nepal Telecom is going to provide WiFi in every ward of the country. The company is preparing to provide Wi-Fi in the first phase targeting government and other institutional offices in the ward, said Managing Director Dilli Adhikari.
He said that the work of expanding the Wi-Fi facility has been taken forward by including it in the annual program of the coming fiscal year 2077/78 BS.
Telecom plans to provide a Wi-Fi facility through a special ‘device’ through the BTS tower in the ward. The company’s engineer Amrit Nepal informed that the WiFi will be provided using the frequencies of 800 and 1800 MHz bands.
The company is preparing to provide fixed telephone service along with WiFi. As a fixed telephone is equally necessary and important to institutional users, it will also have that facility, he said.
The device provided by the telecom to its institutional users will have a separate port of telephone. It can be used for communication by connecting to a normal telephone. The device will use a SIM card. However, its number will start from the code that Telecom is currently providing by the district.
According to Engineer Nepal, if you are a user of Chitwan, the phone number will start from 056. Telecom has come up with a new plan to replace the CDMA fixed phones that have been extended to the villages and to include WiMAX as well.
This facility, which will be made available to institutional users immediately, will not be made available to individual users, said the managing director. If we go to the general public, bandwidth is all used in it, so mobile broadband is expensive, he said – if you run out of resources, you have to add more resources, which is very limited.
He clarified that in the case of individual users, the access and quality of mobile broadband will also be given more emphasis. The device used by the telecom to provide WiFi facilities to institutional users will be relatively expensive. However, preparations are being made to provide the service as cheaply as possible, the official said.
According to him, the device is currently undergoing telephone testing. He said that this facility can be provided even at long distances from the tower as the frequency of 800 bands will be used. The company has stated that it has prepared a plan to extend this facility to every ward within the next fiscal year.