Nepal Telecom (NT) says it signed 41,000 4G LTE subscribers in its first 15 days of service following its launch on 1 January. While the new network is currently only available in Kathmandu Valley and Pokhara, the operator says it plans to be offering ‘nationwide’ coverage by the end of the year, Republica reports. 4G connectivity has so far been launched only for post-paid users, but NT says that services for pre-paid customers will begin on 4 February. While Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 7 devices in Nepal are currently not compatible with NT’s 1800MHz LTE network, the telco says it is working with the handset manufacturer to remedy this. Rival mobile provider Ncell is still awaiting approval to launch its own 4G network, with the firm caught up in a row with the government over capital gains tax.