Ncell Axiata Deploys 338 Mobile Towers, Expands Network Coverage Across Nepal

Ncell Axiata's expansion and quality enhancement initiatives across Nepal are bridging digital gaps and empowering rural communities through improved connectivity.


  • Installation of 338 new base transceiver stations (BTS) for enhanced network coverage.
  • 55 rural and remote areas now have access to 4G services, promoting digital inclusion.
  • Upgrades to 1,450 sites enhance 4G capacity, accommodating rising data demands.

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Ncell Axiata Deploys 338 Mobile Towers, Expands Network Coverage Across Nepal

Nepal's telecommunications provider, Ncell Axiata, has announced installing 338 new base transceiver stations (BTS), expanding its service footprint and bolstering the quality of service (QoS) in various regions in the last fiscal year. Ncell Axiata stated that this initiative is in line with its commitment to connect every corner of the country through enhanced network coverage and improved service quality.

Also Read: Nepal Telecom Commences 5G Trials

Rural Empowerment Through Connectivity

Ncell said deploying these new mobile towers has enabled the telco to expand its services into 55 rural and remote areas across the mountainous, hilly, and terai regions. This endeavour has enabled residents in previously underserved locations to access 4G services, bringing them closer to the digital landscape.

Among the villages benefiting from this initiative are Uttargaya Rural Municipality (Rasuwa), Thantikandh Rural Municipality (Dailekh), Durgathali Rural Municipality (Bajhang), Jantedhunga Rural Municipality (Khotang), and previously untouched areas within Inaruwa Municipality (Siraha).

District-Wide Network Enhancement

In addition to its rural thrust, Ncell Axiata said its network enhancement efforts extended to over 50 districts across all seven provinces of Nepal. By strategically installing 283 new towers, the company sought to elevate the overall quality of service (QoS) and provide seamless connectivity to both urban and rural populations.

According to Ncell, Lumbini Province, Sudurpaschim Province, Koshi Province, and Madhesh Province were among the areas benefitting from this proactive approach.

Also Read: Vianet Launches Nepal’s First 2 Gbps XGS-PON Based Internet Service

Ncell Axiata's Vision for Digital Nepal

Ncell Axiata stated: "We have connected remote and rural villages by expanding our network to ensure access to basic mobile as well as high-speed mobile broadband connectivity, contributing to the vision of Digital Nepal. We are constantly working towards our goals of connecting every Nepali through our network, providing high-quality modern services to consistently create better value for customers and partners."

Elevating Network Capacity

In tandem with its expansion efforts, Ncell Axiata invested in upgrading nearly 1,450 sites across more than 60 districts within the country. Out of the total upgrades, more than 780 sites were upgraded in municipalities, and over 440 sites were upgraded in rural municipalities, said Ncell. This endeavour focused on bolstering the capacity of 4G services, accommodating the growing demand for data and voice services.

According to Ncell, the upgrades were thoughtfully executed across municipalities, rural municipalities, metropolitan cities, and sub-metropolitan cities, ensuring a comprehensive approach to service improvement.

Also Read: Ncell Nepal Expands VoLTE Service to Apple iPhone Users

Toward a Digital Nepal

With a nationwide network of over 4,000 4G BTS sites, Ncell Axiata says it is on track to achieve the goals in Nepal's Digital Nepal Framework. The telco has recently launched Voice over Long Term Evolution (VoLTE) services, as reported by TelecomTalk.

Ncell Axiata believes its collective efforts contribute to Nepal's path towards a digitally connected future.

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