ntel, Nigeria’s most advanced 4G Long Term Evolution(LTE) Network announced the commencement of its phased and commercial operations. Mr Kumar Abass, the Chief Executive Officer of ntel, made the announcement during a news briefing held in Lagos. According to Abass, the operation will come with bumper offers for early bird pioneers and data users. He said the earliest customers would be able to buy and use their services in clusters across Lagos and Abuja from sales outlets, and agents featuring their bright new brand name: ntel.
He said that ntel had established the Pioneers Club to reward early bird joiners to its network and those who had reserved their numbers, and who subsequently activated its SIM this month. The ntel chief executive said the company’s 4G/LTE-Advanced technology built on the 900/1800 MHz spectrum would deliver unbeatable and game changing customer experience of high-speed internet access up to 230Mbps. He added that the access was the fastest available in Nigeria and it would enable a world of full mobile broadband experience that would transform both lives and livelihood.
He said that the 800 sites bought from Mtel and NITEL would serve for coverage area but that there was also room for collocation. Abass said that mobile coverage would grow steadily and strongly over the next four to six weeks across Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt.
Abass added that ntel was offering an exciting range of price bundles with high quality mobile experience to improve productivity and it came in three forms; Smartphone Starter, Smartphone Standard and Smartphone High. He urged subscribers to buy a 4G LTE device from ntel to enjoy the many features that the network would offer. He listed the features as; high speed broadband, high definition crystal clear voice, high quality video without buffering, a chance to be one of the pioneers’ club member and device financing.
The ntel boss also listed their business partners as; agent entrepreneurs, device retail outlets, high-touch and service points, online retail, ntel stores and experience centres and also virtual top-up channels. He said that they had a point of sale device known as ”Kuchio” that would perform the full range of sales and support activities.
“The introduction of Kuchio will push telephoning deeper into the rural area. Some mobile phones which support the 4G as Tecno C5, Samsung S6 Edge, Konka L5 70S(R1)(R2)(E1), Phantom 5, Infinix Zero 3, Infinix Note 2 among others.