NTA refarms 1800MHz spectrum to provide contiguous 20MHz to Ncell

17 Mar 2020

Nepal’s telecoms regulator, the Nepal Telecommunications Authority (NTA), has reallocated frequencies in the 1800MHz band in order to provide Ncell with a 20MHz block of contiguous spectrum and ensure efficient use of spectrum resources, reports Nepalitelecom.com. The move enables Ncell, Nepal’s second largest mobile network operator (MNO), to implement the additional 9MHz of 1800MHz frequencies acquired in the country’s first spectrum auction held in December 2019, which increased its total holding in the band to 20MHz.

Following the reallocation process, Ncell has been assigned spectrum in the 1732MHz-1752MHz range, Nepal Telecom (NT) 1710MHz-1725MHz, Smart Telecom 1761MHz-1773MHz, United Telecom Limited (UTL) 1773MHz-1785MHz, and Nepal Satellite Telecom (Hello Nepal GSM) 1752MHz-1761MHz.