It said the first batch of subscribers (hundreds of thousands) to reserve their numbers on the network, and subsequently SIM-activate after launch, will be recognised as pioneers on Nigeria’s newest mobile network.
The chief executive officer (CEO) of NTEL, Kamar Abass, said that this will mark them out as among the first to reap the company’s promise of abundant broadband on its pure-play advanced 4G/LTE network.
“NTEL is a proudly Nigerian company that is fully committed to empowering Nigerians through a technologically advanced pure-play 4G/LTE network. We are offering pioneer status to the first batch of subscribers on our network. Those who reserve their numbers, and subsequently SIM-activate with us will be the vanguard of a select corps of privileged subscribers,” he said.
The month-long number reservation campaign, which opened yesterday, will run till April 8, 2016. It offers prospective subscribers who log on to the NTEL’s website, ntel.com.ng, the opportunity to pick and reserve up to five numbers of their choice and, provided they register in time, are eligible to become NTEL’s pioneers.
The company, which made its first voice over LTE call in Lagos on February 25, 2016, is positioned to lead the way as Nigeria’s most advanced 4G/LTE network at a critical moment of transition. NTEL is entering a vibrant and exciting market with four established players but it hopes to make a mark quickly with its full commercial launch of high-definition voice, video and high-speed internet access services over advanced 4G/LTE. NTEL’s network is built on the 900/1800 Mhz which is recognised as the most widely used frequencies for the deployment of 4G/LTE technology.
Commenting further, Abass said, “We expect to see more than 50 million 4G/LTE subscribers in Nigeria by 2020 and NTEL is delighted to be leading this transformation towards that critical mass of customers.”