NITEL rebrands as Natcom, To roll out 4G this month


natcom headquartersOur moribund national telecoms operator NITEL was acquired by the National Communications Development and Investment Limited (Natcoms/Ntel) in December 2014  and the company has announced that it will roll out its network this November.
The Chief Executive Officer of the firm, Mr. Kamar Abass in his statement said that Ntel will not only roll this month but will focus majorly on delivering  high speed affordable 4G internet to Nigerians in order  to address the issue of data bundles and speed. He said the company will roll out its network in Lagos, Port Harcourt and Abuja simultaneously.
Mr Abass lamented that majority of Nigerians, over 65 million to be precise are still using 2G internet services and have not been able to migrate to 3G due to several factors such as outdated base stations and handsets, which may take five more years to upgrade.
He also said that: “The power of broadband is the ability to build and invest. We can give a high level of broadband experience, which is a game changer. We are working very hard to take proper assets and maintain quality. It is quite true that the voice segment is not growing because of data and we would address the data story.”…“Our ambition is not to drive down pricing but to offer services that are encouraging. We will offer good value proposition so that we can drive the broadband market.”