Ntel, the revamped version of defunct national carrier NITEL, has announced the commencement of its phased and paced commercial operations with bumper offers for Pioneers and data users.
The Company says the first 100,000 people to redeem and activate their ntel SIMs will get free on-net calls for life while data subscribers will get 3 months unlimited data usage on select bundles, as part of the rollout process.
“I am delighted to be writing to you, on behalf of the staff and directors of NatCom, with the news that, today, April 8, 2016, we start commercial activities on our newly commissioned 4G/LTE-Advanced network. Our very earliest customers will be able to buy and use these services in clusters, across Lagos and Abuja from sales outlets and agents featuring our bright new brand name: ntel,” said Kamal Abass, CEO of Ntel.
Ntel, which is now the 5th Mobile network operator in Nigeria, said the commencement of operations is the culmination of its journey from acquiring the old NiTel/MTel assets to the delivery of successive milestones underlining its growing operating capability on its new fixed and mobile network infrastructure.
With the formal commencement, commercial services will be available on ntel’s 4G/LTE-Advanced network across key site clusters in Lagos and Abuja, with coverage in Port Harcourt following in 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.
“We are passionate at ntel about the power of Broadband to boost productivity and, thereby, transform lives, We expect to see this happen as ntel helps to accelerate the ongoing migration, from existing 2G and 3G services, to genuinely high-speed Mobile Broadband on 4G/LTE-Advanced,” said Abass, is a strong advocate of 4G/LTE.
The company is also promising high-speed Internet access of up to 230Mbps, the fastest available in Nigeria.