Following its promise to aggressively roll out its 4G services across the nation, NatCom Development & Investment Limited, trading as ntel has further extended its coverage to cover more parts of Lagos state and outskirts of Abuja.
To this end, the company has recently added additional 50 base stations around Lekki, Ikeja and Egbeda axis of Lagos State and also expanded the Gwagwalada and Asokoro coverage in Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja.
The company which says it rapidly expanding its network coverage and improving data and voice offerings to cater to consumers’ specific needs on 4G-LTE service platform, also confirmed that its technology partners have completed the installation of 123 base stations around Port Harcourt City and its environs in readiness for the network launch in the city of Port Harcourt.
The company which made its first on-net test data call and first on-net Voice over LTE (VoLTE) call in Lagos in the first quarter of this year, offers service bouquet which includes, National Bandwidth, International Voice Termination, International Bandwidth, Mobile and Fixed Communications services.
ntel Chief Executive Officer, Kamar Abass had assured that with the fifth upgrade (Upgrade V) of the South Atlantic (SAT 3) submarine cable, the Cable will surpass 1000 STM-1 mark thus providing even more capacity for the transformation of Nigeria’s broadband landscape. Currently with full repair and diversion of SAT-3 Nigeria delivers global connectivity of 800 STM-1s from Lagos. The STM-1 (Synchronous Transport Module) is an ITU recommended fibre optic network transmission standard that has a bit rate of 155.52Mbit/s.
Abass, while commenting on the successful repair and return to service of the SAT-3 cable, said “The repair of SAT-3 is fantastic news for data-hungry consumers and corporates in need of superfast and abundant broadband carried over a robust fibre network with significant capacity and low latency. SAT-3’s 17 landing points and intermediate branches in-country and abroad provide for connections all the way to the Far East, thanks to our alliance with SAFE.”