The initiative to transfer the validity and frequency of Smart Telecom’s services to Ncell has been unsuccessful

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The initiative to transfer the validity and frequency of Smart Telecom's services to Ncell has been unsuccessful

The of Smart Telecom, which was automatically canceled due to the inability to , now undergo a “legal” revision, called “design,” to be acquired by Ncell. In agreement with the Ministry of Communication and Information , the board meeting of the held on Tuesday decided to rectify the mentioned “.”

As per the proposed , the provision for the of assets and responsibilities of the telecommunications service provider, in addition to the 15-year remaining period of Smart Telecom, will be included in the of 2079. According to from the authority, the service providers whose assets and license revoked, and whose license period is shorter than of the granted permit, will be considered valid.

While the current Telecommunications Property Management Regulations extend the period of the granted permit, the same provision will apply to the validity period of that permit. arrangement is informed by the Ministry's sources, in conjunction with the plan to extend the validity of Smart Telecom's license, which has been canceled by Ncell.

Ncell's 25-year license is set to expire on 16th Bhadra 2086. If the assets and responsibilities of Smart Telecom, whose license has been canceled, are accepted by Ncell, as per the existing regulations, its license period will be extended by ten years, that is, until 2095.

According to the recommendation made by the authority to the ministry, the section that Smart Telecom has accepted ownership and responsibility of will not have an extension of its license period even after the amendment to the regulations.

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Along with the license period, the authority has also recommended to amend the regulations for updating the policy regarding frequency policy, including the allowance of providers to increase the frequency beyond the limit in accordance with the frequency policy, although the debt and responsibility of the service provider whose license has been revoked will be accepted.

While the current regulations regarding property management policy do not apply the maximum limit of the frequency set by the frequency policy.

The , 2079, which was approved by the Sher Bahadur government, provided for the property management regulations of telecommunications service providers whose permission letters had not been renewed.

The Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, the leadership of Jnanendra Bahadur Karki, had published the in the Gazette on 19th Mansir, 2079 BS. The then-Secretary of the Ministry, Dr. Baikuntha Aryal, had signed it.

However, if the permission letter is not renewed within 25 of the second phase in the Telecommunications Act, 2053, sub-section 5, the permission letter will be automatically cancelled, even if the provider has not renewed it.

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