4G Network, Ntel Commences Commercial Operations


Nigeria’s fifth mobile network and most advanced 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network Ntel, which acquired NITEL and MTel, commenced its phased commercial roll out of telecoms services in Lagos and Abuja on Friday.

The company ‘s roll out also comes with bumper offers for early bird pioneers and data users. It promises the first 100,000 to redeem and activate their Ntel SIMs free on-net calls for life while data subscribers will get 3 months unlimited data usage on select bundles.

With the formal commencement, commercial services will be available on Ntel’s 4G/LTE-advanced network across key site clusters in Lagos and Abuja. Coverage in Port Harcourt will follow during May, along with expanded coverage in Lagos and Abuja, and subsequently to other states, across multiple geo-political zones, during the second half of 2016.

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According to the Chief Executive Officer of Ntel, Mr. Kamar Abass, Ntel is already discussing with original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) like Samsung, Tecno,  Infinix, Huawei, Konka, ZTE, among others, that would manufacture 4G devices that are compatible with the Ntel 4G LTE advanced network, to produce Tiers 1, 2 and 3 mobile devices that could spread across all categories of customers, irrespective of their social status.

The company said their 4G/LTE-Advanced technology built on the 900/1800MHz spectrum will deliver an unbeatable and game-changing customer experience of high-speed Internet Access up to 230Mbps, the fastest available in Nigeria today thus enabling a world of full mobile broadband experiences that will transform both lives and livelihoods!

According to Abass, Ntel’s business capabilities are focused on addressing the emerging data ongoing migration from 2G to 3G and 4G, adding that in the 4G world, congestion is better managed.

0804 lines, Ntel is also offering an exciting range of price bundles with high quality mobile experience to improve productivity which comes in three forms; Smartphone Starter, Smartphone Standard and Smartphone High.

In addition, Ntel in order to promote an eco-friendly environment, said it would not be selling paper or plastic made recharge cards to its customers, as adequate arrangements have been made through agents vendors to virtually top airtime on customers’ phones.

Customers can also use the various Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) available to them to top up airtime, or better still, top up airtime directly from their 4G compatible mobile devices without the need for recharge card vendors.

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