The Nigerian economy is blessed with a lot of major players in the telecommunications industry, boasting the likes of MTN, Glo, Airtel and Etisalat, who are all telecoms giants in their own right. Right now, the total number of main service providers in the country has risen one spot to the number five as it sees the introduction of NTEL into its telecoms stream.
Formerly known as MTEL / NITEL (MTEL was the GSM provider subsidiary of NITEL which operates land lines back then), the company was acquired by NATCOM through a guided liquidation process and now floats its service under the heading NTEL.
Having launched a few days ago, NTEL has formerly promised to be the first network provider to rollout 4G to users which means that users of high-end smartphones can now take full advantage of their device.
For now, the NTEL service would only be in the major cities of Abuja, Port Harcourt and Lagos starting November and as time goes on, other states, towns and villages would also start to see their service in their vicinity.
According to the Chief Executive Officer of NTEL in person of Kamal Abbass, the new network would come running a total of 3 different plans – Business Mobile Network International, Voice Termination International Bandwidth Delivery and the Metro Bandwidth Fixed Services.