Ncell Axiata Limited has bolstered its mobile coverage across Nepal after deploying 338 new mobile towers.

In a statement, the operator said it installed the base transceiver stations (BTS), to expand its service footprint to new locations, while the mobile towers were installed as part of the company’s service expansion and improvement drive in the last fiscal year 2022/23.

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As part of the network expansion, 4G mobile services have been enabled across 55 rural and remote areas from the mountainous, hilly, and Terai regions.

Ncell noted that these locations include the villages of Uttargaya Rural Municipality (Rasuwa), Thantikandh Rural Municipality (Dailekh), Durgathali Rural Municipality (Bajhang), Jantedhunga Rural Municipality (Khotang), and previously uncovered areas of Inaruwa Municipality (Siraha). 

“One of the most important aspects for Ncell is to build an efficient telecommunications network across Nepal. 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," said Jabbor Kayumov, chief executive officer and managing director of Ncell.

"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.” 

Across the last fiscal year, Ncell said that it has upgraded close to 1,450 sites in over 60 districts of the country, enhancing the 4G capacity.

The operator currently operates over 4,000 4G BTS sites across the country.

Ncell is the biggest mobile operator in Nepal, with 16 million subscribers.