Revamped national telecoms carrier, Ntel is set to roll out commercial operations from April 8, in Lagos and Abuja, and it would be offering 4G LTE services, this was announced by the CEO of teh company Kamar Abass.
Abass said all is set for the Commercial Launch and the company has signed link agreements with channel partners and has been authorised by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC)to proceed with the launch. He added that Ntel has gotten NCC approval to offer Voice over LTE services and the company has deployed about 600 base transceiver stations in Lagos and Abuja with expansion plans to roll out a total of 2000 sites.
“Already, 200 kilometres of Fibre Optic transmission cables have been laid in Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt for seamless network connectivity. Ntel has also deployed LTE Advanced, the latest 4G technology with multi-antenna MIMO sites. We are rolling out physical sites in two 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.
According to the CEO, NATCOMS Investments Ltd, which is the parent company of Ntel, plans to invest more than $1 billion over the next four years.
“To ensure smooth take off of its mobile network, NATCOMS has completed the construction of Tier III data center and has reactivated SAT3 submarine international fibre optic cable.”
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