The number of 4G mobile network users has reached 3.6 million within three years, since being introduced in the country. According to the Nepal Telecommunications Authority (NTA), the number has increased by 125 percent compared to last year.
The recently published Management Information System report of mid-April to mid-May shows that the number stood at 1.6 million last year. Based on the report, there are a total of 2.6 million 4G subscribers of Ncell so far.
Similarly, NT and STPL have 7,62,945 and 1,74,816 4G users, respectively. Although NT was the first to start 4G service in the country, it has been able to provide 4G service only in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
However, Ncell is currently providing the service in 1,000 different locations of seven provinces.
Within two years of the 4G launch, Ncell has expanded the service in 44 districts. Similarly, STPL is providing 4G service in four major cities of the country — Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Lalitpur, and Pokhara.
As per the MIS report, 63.31 percent out of the total population are using internet service across the country. Of the total number of internet users, 49.65 percent are mobile network users, 12.47 percent are fixed broadband users, while 1.18 percent are wireless broadband users.