NTA revokes CG Telecom’s limited mobility licence

7 Feb 2020

Nepal’s telecoms regulator, the Nepal Telecommunications Authority (NTA), has revoked CG Telecom’s licence to provide limited mobility services (LMS) in seven districts after the operator failed to renew its permits within the stipulated timeframe. The move means CG Telecom, which currently provides the service in a total of 40 districts, will no longer be able to operate in Baglung, Palpa, Kanchanpur, Dadeldhura, Baitadi, Bardiya and Dailekh districts from 9 February. Under existing rules, operators are required to renew their licence at least three months before their current authorisation expires, although it can be done after this date on payment of a 15% fine. An LMS licence enables a provider to operate mobile services within a specific area or region, as the SIM or number cannot be used elsewhere.