The beginning of the ntel story can be traced to the acquisition of core telecom assets previously owned by Nigeria’s national fixed and mobile operators- NiTel/MTel- by NatCom Development & Investment Ltd. (NatCom) in a liquidation process supervised and approved by Nigeria’s Bureau of Public Enterprises and a court-appointed liquidator. This liquidation process was concluded in May, 2015 with the following NiTel/MTel core assets wholly transferred to NatCom:
- National carrier, international gateway and mobile operating licences
- Spectrum: Cellular on 900/1800/1900 MHz and shared microwave.
- International Connectivity: A share of the SAT-3/WASC/SAFE submarine cable system and full ownership of the Lagos Cable Landing Station.
- Local Connectivity: Metro-fibre ducts and intercity fibre rights of way
- Infrastructure: Tower sites, telephone exchanges and satellite earth stations
ntel’s LTE Advanced network is designed on B3 (1800 MHz) and B8 (900 MHz) frequency bands which, in combination with 2C Carrier Aggregation and Multiple Antenna (4x4 MIMO) technology, enable maximum and average throughput rates of 230 Mbps and 60 Mbps respectively.
4G LTE Network Information
Details on LTE network deployments are shown below. Data are often incomplete due to commercial nature. Consult dossier text for further details.
|Evolution||Status||Active [Launched 2016-04]|
|Max. MIMO||Max. Modulation|
|LTE Band||Channel Width||Status|