* Regulatory approval obtained from NCC * The initiative will provide fuller coverage to ntel’s subscribers * This will position ntel as a network offering 4G/LTE as well as 3G and 2G services
ntel, Nigeria’s most advanced 4G/LTE broadband operator has announced a national roaming field trial with 9Mobile.
The operators have received regulatory approval from the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to commence a national roaming trial over a two-month period.
According to ntel, the agreement will enable ntel’s customers to make calls on 9Mobile’s network using any 2G or 3G handset within the specified trial zone.
Commenting on the commencement of the national roaming trial, Ernest Akinlola, ntel’s CEO said “This agreement is a significant step in the right direction for us as a company and the telecommunications eco system. A full national roaming agreement with 9Mobile would provide our growing customer base with a seamless service over 4G/LTE superfast data and voice clarity as well as ubiquitous 3G and 2G coverage nationwide. Both operators are pioneers in innovation and we are pleased to be charting a new path for the industry.”
The national roaming test is expected to commence on both networks from December 1, 2017.
ntel is Nigeria’s most advanced mobile 4G/LTE network providing superfast Internet Access that enables high-definition voice, data and video services. ntel’s network is built on the 900/1800 Mhz frequency bands which are the best propagation frequencies for the deployment of 4G/LTE technology.
ntel’s range of services include: National Bandwidth; International Voice Termination, International Bandwidth; Mobile and Fixed Communications services.
The company made its first on-net test data call in Lagos on Monday January 18, 2016 then followed this up with its first on-net Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) call in Lagos on Thursday February 25, 2016 while full commercial operations commenced on Friday April 8, 2016.