Ntel, Nigeria’s most advanced 4G Long Term Evolution(LTE) Network has commenced live commercial services with the launch of of operations in Lagos and Abuja, yesterday, April 8. That means, sims are now available for sale as promised.
Ntel is Nigeria’s first 4G LTE-Advanced network providing superfast internet access that enables voice, data and video on demand. The ntel network is built on the 900/1800 Mhz which are the best propagation frequencies for the deployment of 4G LTE technology.
Here is just a leaked info as reported by mobilityarena on ntel 4G speed test by a user @ba55ey on twitter. And this surely confirm that ntel will offer the most advanced 4G network in Africa. Other 4G network you’ve seen so far are merely child’s play compared to this speed test. Have a look below;
ntel’s bouquet of services covers national bandwidth, international voice termination, International bandwidth, mobile and fixed network.
After Lagos and Abuja, ntel will extend its network to Port Harcourt and other cities in the months ahead. The network will run on the 0804 platform starting the commercial operations with bumper offers for early bird pioneers and data users.
Speaking at the formal launch in Lagos, yesterday, ntel Chief Executive Officer, Kamar Abass, said the firm has started the commercial activities on its newly commissioned 4G/LTE-Advanced network.
Abass said ntel’s commencement of operations was the culmination of their journey from acquiring the old Nigeria Telecommunications Limited (NITEL) and MTel assets to the delivery of successive milestones underlining their growing operating capability on the new fixed and mobile network infrastructure.
“With the formal commencement, commercial services will be available on ntel’s Advanced network across. Key site clusters in Lagos and Abuja. Coverage in Port Harcourt will follow during May, along the expanded coverage in Lagos and Abuja, and subsequently to other states, across multiple geo-political zones, during the second half of 2016”, he stated.
Abass said ntel’s 4G/LTE-Advance technology is built on the 900/1800MHz spectrum and would deliver an unbeatable and game changing customer experience of high speed Internet access up to 230Mbps to enable a world of full mobile broadband experience that will transform both lives and livelihood.
Abass said they are passionate 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”, he stressed.
The firm, which listed its bouquet of services to include national bandwidth; international voice termination; international bandwidth; mobile and fixed communications services, disclosed that it made its first on-net test data call in Lagos on January 18, 2016 then followed this up with its first on-net Voice over LTE (VoLTE) call in Lagos on February 25, 2016, while network rollout began today (yesterday).
He said Ntel has deployed about 600 base transceiver stations (BTSs) in the two cities with thousands of sites to be rolled out as the network expands.
Abass said already 200 kilometres of fibre optic transmission cables have been laid in Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt for seamless network connectivity. He said Ntel has deployed LTE Advanced, the latest 4G technology with multi-antenna MIMO sites.
“We are rolling out physical sites in three cities on our 900MHz and 1800MHz bands to launch Voice over LTE come April 8, 2016. We have signed agreements with trade partners and fulfilled all licence authorisations and payments and we are up-to-date. There are no impediments to our launch” he said.
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This is the real life 4G LTE and I can’t wait to test run it. How about you?