What is EVDO?
EVDO (Evolution Data Optimized), also known as CDMA2000 1xEvDO, is a telecommunications standard for the wireless transmission of data through radio signals, typically for broadband Internet access. It uses multiplexing techniques including code division multiple access (CDMA) as well as time division multiple access (TDMA) to maximize both individual user's throughput and the overall system throughput. It is a third generation (3G) system evolved from CDMA IS-95 and optimized for packet data services to achieve high speed, high capacity and excellent portability. It lets you move seamlessly from cell to cell, creating a true mobile wireless broadband internet experience at any time or place, including real-time video streaming, large volume data downloads and web browsing.
About the EVDO service
The service is enabled in the EVDO R-UIM provided by NT and it can be used in various devices like USB EVDO modem, PCMCIA EVDO modem, EVDO mobile, etc.
Features of EVDO
The EV-DO feature of CDMA2000 networks provides access to mobile devices with downlink air interface speeds of up to 2.4 Mbit/s and uplink up to 153 kbps with Rel. 0. Similarly the downlink and uplink air interface speed in Rev A is up to 3.1 Mbps and 1.8 Mbps respectively.
Coverage of EVDO service?
Initially Nepal Telecom is implementing EVDO service with 15 BTS in Kathmandu, Banepa and Pokhara. But now the EVDO network has spread throughout the Country.
List of EVDO Coverage Sites
EVDO service can be accessed using various devices. The device should be 800MHz, CDMA 1x EV-DO, Rev A with backward compatible to Rel 0.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where can I use EVDO service?
EVDO service is roaming enabled. This means that you can use it anywhere in the specified EVDO coverage in a country.
How to connect to EVDO?
Insert the EVDO R-UIM into any EVDO device. Connect the device to the computer. Follow the instructions for installing the device as a modem in the computer. Use either the dialing software provided with the device or create a dialup connection with the device as a modem. Use the username, password and dialing number to connect to the internet.
Username: EVDO Phone Number (97XXXXXXXX)
Password: EVDO Phone Number (97XXXXXXXX)
Dialing Number: #777
How to recharge the EVDO account?
Recharging can be done with the same way as recharging any other CDMA phone. Use the dialing software provided with the device to dial 1415 and follow the instructions or use any PSTN/Post-Paid CDMA phone to dial 1415 and follow the instructions.
What is the range of EVDO base station?
EVDO base station?s range extends from approximately 2 km in built up areas with lots of obstacles, to approximately 5 km in ideal conditions such as flat land.
What if there is no EVDO coverage?
Even if there is no EVDO coverage in certain areas, you can still access internet via CDMA2000 1x, PDSN service.
Where can I get the EVDO device?
Since the service is enabled in the R-UIM, you can use it in any EVDO device available in the market which has provision to insert R-UIM but the device should meet the technical specification as specified above.
Customer Care Centers
Sundhara Telecom Office,Teku
Chabahil Telecom Office
Gongabu Telecom Office
Patan Telecom Office
Chhauni Telecom Office
Thimi Telecom Office
Pokhara Telecom Office
DIRECTORATE OF WIRELESS TELEPHONE