NTA submits 5G spectrum proposals

16 Feb 2021

Nepal’s National Telecommunications Authority (NTA) has determined the spectrum bands that will be used for 5G, reports The Himalayan Times. NTA spokesperson Meen Prasad Aryal confirmed that the regulator has adopted the bands identified by the National Frequency Management Forum – a body formed by the regulator, the Ministry of Communications & Information Technology (MoCIT) and telecom operators – and has submitted the plans to the National Radio Frequency Policy Determination Committee for approval. The forum has recommended using the 700MHz, 900MHz, 2300MHz and 2600MHz spectrum bands in the lower range, 3300MHz, 3400MHz, 3600MHz and 4100MHz in the mid range and 26GHz in the high range. Service providers will only be allocated frequencies once the Committee, chaired by the MoCIT, has agreed the plans. In the meantime, the NTA has been tasked with conducting a study into the deployment of 5G services.