Nigerians have responded enthusiastically to the number reservation campaign which was announced by Ntel, Nigeria’s advanced 4G/LTE network operator recently according to Leadership Newspaper

Under the terms of campaign, the first batch of subscribers (hundreds of thousands) to reserve their numbers on the network, and subsequently Sim-activate after launch, will be recognized as pioneers on Nigeria’s newest mobile network marking them out as among the first to reap the company’s promise of abundant broadband on it’s pure-play Advanced 4G/LTE network.

This was announced by,  Kamar Abass, CEO of Ntel, who had noted that “Ntel is a proudly Nigerian company that is fully committed to empowering Nigerians through a technologically advanced pure-play 4G/LTE network.

The number reservation campaign will run till 08/04/16

NATCOM Development and Investment Limited (trading as ‘Ntel’), the company that acquired the core assets of Nitel/MTel (in liquidation) made its first Voice over LTE call in Lagos yesterday and the company is happy about it.

The test VoLTE call was made at 3.30pm at Ntel’s new Tier III data centre located on Lagos Island.

VoLTE calls are enabled over a carrier’s high-speed data network instead of on a voice network.

Voice over LTE calls also connect faster upon dialing and feature ultra-clear high-definition voice quality.

The VoLTE call was completed in partnership with Original Equipment Manufacturers L M Ericsson of Sweden and Sony Electronics of Japan.

This follows Ntel’s first data call on 18 January, 2016 and its first SIP voice call on 18 February, 2016.

Ntel will now progress work with Nigeria’s other mobile operators and international partners to perform cross-network VoLTE calls: This will ensure that Ntel’s customers can connect with each other as easily as they can to both customers in Nigeria and to those elsewhere in the world: a network now comprising more than seven billion telephones, globally.

The CEO also mentioned “the Ntel network is built on the 900/1800 MHz which are the most efficient propagation frequencies for the deployment of 4G/LTE technology.”


Culled from Nigeria communications weekly