Nepal officially unlicenses WiFi; so has India: when will the rest of S Asia?

Posted on September 18, 2006  /  4 Comments

(unofficial translation)

Insignia of Nepal Government
Nepal Gazette
Published by Nepal Government

Part 56) Kathmandu, Bhadra 26 2063 (Number 20

Part 3
Nepal Government
Notice of Ministry of Information and Communication

This notice has been published to notify that the Nepal Government using the authority given by Radio Communication (license) regulation, 2049, part 18 sub-part (c) has declared that use and storage of radio equipment in the ISM Band of 2.4 GHz and 5.8 GHz with the Maximum Effective Isotropic Radiated Power of 4 Watts will not require any license.

As Directed,
Shankar Prasad Koirala
Acting Chief Secretary of Nepal Government

Previous discussion on this issue available here.


  1. Wi-Fi Licensing Regimes in SAARC Countries

    Wifi regime.jpg

    From Open Spectrum Info

  2. Like India nepal should also bring wifi in use..
    ie. should make hotspots.
    As capital city,kathmandu there should wifi station..

  3. I am from nepal. I think there shouldnot be wifi station in nepal because of increasing in cyber crime they hacked wifi and send haunted messages.

  4. The best solution for haunted messages might be an exorcist.

    But seriously, only way to ban wifi now is to ban the use of computers. In any case you misunderstand the technology. There is no analogy to a base station.