NTC is returning WiMAX frequency to NTA as the WiMAX has become obsolete. By reducing the frequency bandwidth in WiMax, the company can give back part of the 2300 MHz spectrum to the government. The 4G-based wireless broadband has lost its relevancy with the growth of 4G and the telco is ending the decade-long service.
NTC revealed its plan to shut down WiMAX back in July and announced packages to encourage customers to shift to other network options.
WiMax was launched almost a decade ago to connect rural areas with broadband connections. However, NTC’s rapid expansion of 4G and the lack of new Wimax’s evolution means it is almost not relevant in today’s times of 4G and 5G.
WiMAX End a long Time Calling
Despite its existence, NTC has long halted its expansion and even announced in 2074 BS that it will shut down the service in a near future.
Wimax also suffered due to the interference from Jio in certain areas in the southern belt. But it has never been a mainstream service. It is a dated technology and has not evolved. Maintainance has also been a burden for the state telco.
As per Ntc, the 4G expansion project is almost complete with 92% covera
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