Nepal takes tentative step towards 4G licensing

The Nepalese government has appointed a committee under the coordination of the secretary of the Ministry of Information and Communications (MoIC) to prepare draft legislation which would pave the way for the auction of 4G wireless spectrum and the issue of a new unified licence. The country’s two cellular operators, Nepal Telecom and Spice Nepal, have been asking for 4G frequencies for several years, while there are also long-standing plans to license a third player, but the government says ‘legal hurdles’ have so far delayed a spectrum auction.


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