Nepal Releases Updated Frequency Policy 2080

The Nepal Telecommunications Authority (NTA) has officially released its updated Frequency Policy 2080. Announced on November 16, 2023, this document represents a significant step towards enhancing the nation's wireless connectivity landscape. The updated policy introduces critical advancements in several key areas.

Expanded 5G Spectrum:

  • Ranges Included: The policy expands the 5 GHz band to include 5.150-5.350 GHz, 5.470-5.650 GHz, and 5.725-5.825 GHz.
  • Impact: This expansion is set to facilitate faster, more reliable 5G services, meeting the growing demand for high-speed internet access.

Introduction of Ultra Wide Band (UWB) Technology:

  • Frequency Band: UWB is now permitted in the 6.0-8.5 GHz band for short-range data transmission applications.
  • Impact: This opens doors for such innovative applications as wireless sensors, location-based services, and other emerging applications.

Dedicated Spectrum for IoT and Smart Technologies:

  • Allocated Band: The 865MHz-868MHz band is allocated for Internet of Things (IoT), Machine-to-Machine (M2M), and smart metering solutions.
  • Impact: This allocation supports the development of smart cities and integration of connected devices across various industries.

Expected Outcomes

The introduction of the Frequency Policy 2080 is expected to have wide-ranging impact:
  • Improve overall Internet speed and capacity and speed for Nepalese citizens, especially in urban areas.
  • Enable the adoption of cutting-edge technologies like 5G and UWB, fostering innovation and economic growth.
  • Drive the development of smart cities and connected solutions across various sectors.
The official NTA Policy 2080 document is currently available only in Nepalese.

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