- Samsung devices support all major bands used by Nepal Telecom and Ncell for 2G, 3G, and 4G networks
- Samsung was the first to support NTC’s Band 20 for 4G when it launched VoLTE
- Samsung is bringing a range of 5G-ready devices in the market as telecom operators are preparing to launch 5G network in Nepal
- Samsung Galaxy M14 5G is Samsung’s most affordable 5G smartphone in Nepal
With its 5G ready smartphones, Samsung is prepared for the launch of the new 5G technology in Nepal. The company is working closely with Ncell and NTC to make the 5G experience seamless for its customers.
Samsung is known for always staying ahead in the world of smartphones. Whether it’s their work in making foldable smartphones, their continuous efforts to push the limits of what smartphones can do, or their ability to connect the world through their ecosystem, Samsung has consistently delivered top-notch products.
The two major telecom operators of Nepal, Nepal Telecom and Ncell have different bands and frequencies across Nepal. However, Samsung smartphones support all common bands operational in Nepal, including Band 8 (900 MHz) for 2G, Band 1 (2100 MHz) for 3G, and Band 3 (1800 MHz) for 4G by the major telecom operators in Nepal. Nepal Telecom introduced an additional common band to support its LTE/4G network during its VoLTE expansion – Band 20 (800 MHz). This service was tested and implemented by Samsung in their devices, becoming the first mobile brand to provide Band 20 support in Nepal since 2020.
Samsung supports all the bands and frequencies from the two major telecom operators in Nepal, NTC, and Ncell as below:
|2G||Band 8 (900 MHz)||Band 8 (900 MHz)|
|3G||Band 1 (2100 MHz)||Band 1 (2100 MHz)|
|4G||Band 3 (1800MHz)||Band 3 (1800 MHz)|
|4G||Band 20 (800 MHz)|
Recently, on the occasion of the company’s 19th anniversary, Nepal Telecom announced that it has started internal testing (for staffs) of 5G in 2600 MHz frequency on February 5, 2023.
Samsung has also been working to make the users future-ready for the 5G technology in Nepal. The company has been launching 5G ready smartphones at different price range since 2021 and has continuously been working with both these telecom operators in order to bring 5G technology into the country. Samsung recently launched its most affordable 5G Smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy M14 5G.
Samsung has recently stated that it is ready with a full-fledged line-up of 5G devices to be launched and is waiting for mobile network operators (NTC & Ncell) to launch the 5G network so that these devices can activate 5G.
Q: Which bands does Samsung support for Ncell and NTC?
A: For Ncell and NTC, Samsung supports Band 8 for 2G, Band 1 for 3G, and Band 3 & Band 20 for 4G.
Q: When did Samsung first support NTC’s Band 20?
A: Samsung was the first to support NTC’s Band 20 for 4G when NTC launched VoLTE in 2020.
Q: Is Samsung preparing to launch 5G in Nepal?
A: Yes, Samsung has a lineup of 5G ready devices and is working with Ncell and NTC to prepare for the 5G launch.
Q: What affordable 5G smartphone has Samsung launched in Nepal?
A: Samsung recently launched the Galaxy M14 5G as their most affordable 5G smartphone in Nepal so far.