Ntel will soon be the latest network in Nigeria and probably the first that is starting off with 4G/LTE advanced mobile network. The provider will commence operation in 3 major cities, being Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt. The network promises to spread its service gradually to other cities, and also projects that they will cover 85% of Mobile Broadband spending with their LTE Advanced services within three years and some 95% within 5 years.
Registration for numbers is already underway, so if your interested in trying out the network, you can go on and reserve a number via this link.
Ntel is definitely untested but you should expect jaw-dropping promos in the months that come after its launching. Considering the networks spectrum on paper, it should provide a really fast browsing service. Hopefully, Ntel’s presence in the Nigerian telecommunication market will lead to a reduction in call and data cost – I very concerned about the latter, however not at the expense of quality.
Ntel is the operating name of the NatCom Development & Investment Ltd (NatCom), who acquired the core telecom assets, previously owned by NiTel/MTel (Nigeria’s national fixed and mobile operators), in a guided liquidation process; the company made the completed the acquisition in 2015.